Ghost Town

Driving through the streets

of this ghost town,

it’s being like this

since all the

factories closed down.

For rent signs

on every second store,

while the ones still open

are involved in

their own price war.

The faded shop fronts

only serve as a reminder

of a towns history

when it was thriving

and full of sophistry.

I remember all

the noise and the bustle,

characters on corners

always looking for a hustle.

Now these streets

have all fallen silent,

the only exception is

when the struggle for

survival turns violent.

The lucky ones

 packed up their belongings

and moved away,

while those left behind

had no choice but to stay.

blue and white sorry we re closed wooden signage
Photo by Tim Mossholder on


2 thoughts on “Ghost Town

  1. This picture is now so true for many small towns and villages. Here in the UK I see streets that are mainly charity shops, betting shops and cheap stores (dollar stores). The heart has been ripped out and nobody wants to be on these streets at night 🙂

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    1. Same here in Ireland, shopping centres and chain stores have killed off the main streets.

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