Weaving down an alley way
My mind went back to ages past
When in this flower of art and culture
The streets were paved in urine …
Funny how we’ve so soon forgotten
The miasma of London town
Cholera raged in the land
Not so many years ago …
The city streets throughout the world
Were filled with horse and carriages …
Now we complain if we find dog poo,
Imagine the streets back then!
The skies of London were thick and black
As coal burnt in homes and factories …
Smog is not a new visitor
We’ve just invented it’s new moniker …
Throughout the ages plague and famine
Were common, among most men …
Yet we only ruined small areas,
Of our Mother Earth back then.
Walking through medieval streets
History surrounds me daily …
I can’t help but remember
How our life has changed so radically.