Nottingham’s Street Art
With chronically badly rhyming, daft comments
Swann’s Yard, off Long Row,
Has it been cleaned, if so, long ago,
The rats were running, to and fro,
The smell meant I soon had to go!
Queen Street, near the L9 bus stop,
Rubbish, waste, decaying food,
Wrappers from Bird’s cake shop,
Not really art, dirty and so crude!
Use it as a ‘Don’t Litter sign’ backdrop?
Ah, low windows on which to rest your weary bum?
Street-sleepers can watch the diners eat and suck a thumb?
Artistically, it has little worth,
It’s not worth a lot, but down to earth,
The Tate might buy it, they show other scum!
The famous rock hardened Nottingham chewing gum on show,
The Council can’t get it off of the floor you know,
People are still dropping it, though!
It won’t come off, I’ve had a go!
Petrol, bleach, I even tried a Brillo,
Chewing gum and a proper fork too!
Likely stolen from a restaurant,
Perhaps the Foo Man Choo?
They’ll take anything they want,
These Nottingham Street Artists do!
This is a waste bin on the pavement edge,
Around on the floor, a pastie, nub-ends, and a potato wedge,
A bit of onion, and some phlegm and spit,
I don’t like this one a little bit,
I suppose it’s been done by kids at the college?
The entrance to a Long Row store,
The artwork here is pretty poor,
I see there is no chewing gum on the floor?
But below, you’ll see some more!
Roll-up nubs, chewing gum and escaping fluid,
Simple, neat, by a King Street Druid?
Or a drunken phone addicted kid?
Columbidae Columbiformes Columbimorphae Aves, made?
Pigeons, it’s not, though their phoo is the same shade!
Back to Queen Street, where there’s real Street Art again,
My enthusiasm is beginning to wain,
Cleaning this up is such a pain,
The culprits should be slain!
Mind you, Brexit is a bigger problem and stain!