Sunday Stanza: Poem Fifteen- I Know Even Though I Don’t Live On The Estate By Hannah Williams

I know even though I don’t live on the estate.
Devolution is the politician’s word for recreate…
Rebrand and make the surrounding more upstate.
The only thing they’ll do is paint the gate.

I know even though I don’t live on the estate
Crime usually rises when it’s late
You’ve been hearing the sirens since you were eight
Hope it’s not for your best mate.

I know even though I don’t live on the estate
No one knows what each day awaits
Post code conflicts may give you a high heart rate
And you street sense reactions must be innate

I know even though I am not from the estate
So I don’t mean to berate
Most have resigned to their fate
They cannot do much but settle for this state.

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