Charles Clanton Rogers

Reflections based on poetry, music, visual art, book reviews, history of science, first-person history, philosophical essays and International Blogging

I lived in London for two years, half my life ago; four decades ago! Almost daily, I devoured elements of Western Civilization -London remains part of me every day – The Tower – The Thames – Parliament – The Old City – The British Museum (my personal temple- I touched The Rosetta Stone!) – Picadilly Circus –Hyde Park-  Speaker’s Corner –The West End- The Haymarket-Bow-bell Cockneys-Staying LEFT on the-round-abouts, fish and chips with vinegar, wrapped in newsprint, from a sidewalk vendor, etc – etc. After 45 years – I have never left London!

Idiot Joy Showland

So you’vedecidedtoleave London. You’re leaving because the millionaires are being priced out by billionaires. You’re leaving because every high street is boxy, bland, and identical. You’re leaving because the Tories are in charge. You’re leaving because the weather is shit. You’re leaving because it’s the enemy of all human life. You’re leaving because those two dull syllables, Lun and Dun, rattle like bones in the hollow where your heart used to be. You’re leaving because you want a walled garden and a ten-minute drive to the countryside and the space to really express yourself creatively. You’re leaving because people live in shoeboxes. You’re leaving because the cops murder people (not people like you, of course) and get away with it. You’re leaving because the culture’s been dead for a decade. You’re leaving because you have the beautiful soul – and before you go, you’ll write a short…

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3 thoughts on “Why you’re not leaving London

  1. bbnewsab says:

    May I suggest these two videos KK, because of their typical London atmosphere?

    1) (From this video you can get new ideas how to build bridges, KK 🙂 + Music composed by Edward Elgar)

    2) (More music, partly the same as in #1, composed by Sir Edward Elgar)


    1. clanton1934 says:

      Well, of course. I am certain to enjoy them. Thank you. K


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