CCC#48: The Old Red Bridge

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #48

No longer does it carry a thoroughfare
No more do the horses draw clattering carts here
Alas, the ancient bricks now in slow decay
The Old Red Bridge has had its day
Now tiddlers paddle with their jars
Arriving here in comfy cars
Where once with a flourish we snatched up the crayfish
Now even they are much diminished
A dirge, I lament, a eulogy, for gravel’s all that’s now found here.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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48 Responses to CCC#48: The Old Red Bridge

  1. Sadje says:

    A relic of the past!

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  2. Laleh Chini says:

    It was great to bring the bridge into life with your beautiful words.

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  3. Oh that’s such a wonderful sad lament. So many beautiful places lost to all but memory.

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Thanks for the bit of history. A beautiful spot deserves a wonderful poem. Nicely done Crispina πŸ™‚

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  5. Really nice eloquence in the way you included the history in your poem! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  6. Dale says:

    Crikey! I just realised I had not left my comment on this wonderful poem!
    ‘Tis the way of things, isn’t it? Once a busy stretch, now abandoned but for those seeking to get away…

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  7. I enjoyed your sharing, in photo and poem, of this special place. Who can ever forget their crawdad spots and paddle places?


    • Indeed. And this place… it sometimes feels like I haven’t left that village, despite it’s 30+ years ago. My returns, though only two or three times a year and those only day trips, feel like the reality, and my present life in town, an interlude, nothing more.

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  8. A beautifully written lament though I think I’d probably like it more now that it’s neglected!

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  9. Crispina–I responded to your prompt. Is our work supposed to be linked?

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  10. Beautifully written…a reminder that things are forever changing πŸ™‚

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