Bridge over Mill stream - The Hollies 1925, leodis.com
staining the walk-ways and promenades
the arboretum and boulevards.
Sorrow spilling like an oil slick
like hot black tar
over the whole area
A clinic for the ‘unmarried’ mothers and babies
see the Lord’s face in this place.
The mill-stone in Meanwood Beck
it sits by a bridge
Weighing down the gossip
the grief of girls
and their babies