Poem of the week Ministerial Decision

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LET’S look at the map the Minister said

And find some suitable places;

There’s far too much green

Put houses between

And fill up those horrible spaces.

Let’s look at the map the Minster said

Obliterate unsightly traces

Of hedgerow and copse

With houses and shops

Bring a smile to developers’ faces.

You can roll up the map the Minister said

Now that concrete entirely encases

Every forest and field

Transforming the Weald

To a desert without an oasis.

Maurice Packham