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    Never move to Milton Keynes

    Never move to Milton Keynes


    Never move to Milton Keynes
    A parking lot where boredom screams
    Itís not a place to live your dreams
    In Milton Keynes
    ~
    Cloned boxes standing row by row
    Lit at night by vomit glow
    Where the concrete mushrooms grow
    In Milton Keynes
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    An architect hired for a day
    Doodled a grid or so they say
    Then moved a hundred miles away
    From Milton Keynes

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    ha...more fun please..if it's serious piece..more of that to
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    Good one, Carousel. They used to say that when Milton Keynes was built, all the coffee cup rings on the plans were interpreted as roundabouts. Do they still have the concrete cows?

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    A perfect summation of the worst place I ever had the misfortune to visit. Any reason for not mentioning the concrete cows?
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    Ha! Ha! Been there wife got a parking ticket once.
    I remember the concrete cows,
    Not a place for who, what, where, and howís.

    QDOS

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    Your choice of subject matter for poems-- always a sheer delight and a wonderful surprise! I have never been there, and now, am so glad... Thank you for a bewitching read... Peace always... Julia
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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    Football supporters would tell you that MK is a suburb of Wimbledon.
    I had to laugh with the poem because I'm from a "new" town as well so could empathise with the sentiments.

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    We have never embraced the imported grid layout for new towns, especially when we sprinkle them with our love for roundabouts. But then, for the American tourist finding their way round London on foot is a nightmare and it’s usually no good asking passers by for directions as their likely to be fellow tourists and as lost as you are.

    Just a fun piece, I like to mix the content when I write poetry, on the something for everyone basis and it also keeps me from being bored.

    Thanks for your nice comments.

    Cari.

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    Really great Poem. I've never been to Milton Keynes, I think I will continue to avoid the place
    "I don't believe you've really made it until you breathe your last breath" - Jimi Hendrix

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    I went to Milton Keynes once when my sister was visiting and she wanted to go to the market as she had read about it. I had not even known that the place had a market but it did and my sister bought something for me, which she wrapped and labelled "Not to be opened until I have gone".

    It was a doorbell. Not a normal doorbell however, but one which played different chimes each time it was pressed. Like the chimes of the ice-cream vans that assault our ears almost non-stop during the summer, when about three or four different vans come round.

    However, as she had taken it out of the box before wrapping it I had no idea... until I fitted it!
    If you talk to a cat they look at you as if you are way below their intelligence to even listen.
    However, when you talk to a dog they look at you with such admiration and really do seem to understand what you are saying.
    Even if it is a bit silly...
    ...they still think you are wonderful.


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