The Retired Bloke

Shivering Shadows

Shivering shadows in doorways 

A daily strife not a life

Only seconds away 

In bright glitzy hallways

Well healed entertain their wives

A stark reminder of a society

Where a chosen path, a road

May lead to an unwanted reality 

Those unfortunate who find their world in a gutter

Need more than our pity

In the city of Spires

A city of learning

Oxford City. 



  • orchidee

    You took that pic standing on your head, or standing sideways? heehee.
    It' quite an atmospheric town is Oxford, I find. A good write RB.

    • Lorna

      Funny man......

      • The Retired Bloke

        Yes. Doesn’t seem to want to load the correct way up. Probably more interesting on its side.

      • Maxine Smith

        Good write.

      • Goldfinch60

        I go to Oxford fairly regularly now and I agree with what you have written, the contrast between lives over such short distances is amazing - in this day and age it need not be so.

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