Gone

 

When I was last in Cardiff
the old hotel was there
Boarded up and derelict
yet still with life to share

But now it’s been demolished
leaving just an empty space
Its bygone age has left us
with a sadness in its place

So I’m pleased I took a photo
when I was last down here
For a memory to capture
something which I now hold dear

©Jemverse

Photos – Jempics. [Top – just the ‘Old Custom House at the top of Bude Street in Cardiff now (November 2018); Bottom – the ‘Old Custom House’ with the adjacent derelict ‘York Hotel’ (1890) still in situ (March 2017)]

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sidharth
    Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:44:07

    The emotions were beautifully stitched together in a consistent rhyme, that’s what amplified the lyrical & emotional beauty of your poem. The art of memory is truly magical isn’t it, for it keeps the entities that we value eternally alive in our hearts. Thanks Jem for sharing such a delightful post 😊

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