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Upton Gardens

by Philip Shamplina

Unrecognizable — what have they done

How long will it be before it becomes a slum?

Upton Gardens is its name

Where they used to play the football game

 

Malcolm Allison, Eddie Bovington, Harry Redknapp are no more

Neither is Bobby Moore

I just wonder what’s in store

Now that West Ham United have closed the door

 

Known as the Boleyn Ground

How long was Anne Boleyn around?

Not long enough

In Green Street, life is tough

 

Queen’s Road Market, definitely not fit for a king

Lots of rubbish, lots of bling

A collection of apartments

How soon will they become the same as tenements?

 

Only time will tell

In this location, will they sell

To the city gents and those from Canary Wharf

On this site, the houses they dwarf

 

Copyright Philip Shamplina 2019

Image copyright Oxyman (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Queen's Road Market, definitely not fit for a king
Lots of rubbish, lots of bling
A collection of apartments
How soon will they become the same as tenements?