White Room

I waited for an hour and a half,

Supping on a Guinness can in the drizzle

Watched buses come and go

In a never ending flow

Of reds and yellows and people I’ll never know.

Friends arrived after a nightmare with some weed

No excuses just boys

Let’s get it done.

A cheap bottle of whisky was our demise,

Too excited we roamed

Through industrial aged monolith

Four towers rising into the sky

From a giant red brick square.

We marvelled at its brilliance,

Basked in its decaying glory

Skipped a few buzzing lines,

Dropped down a wall and ran for cover.

Hopped fences, made noise

Crashed our way through stealth

Into the heart of the beast.

Laid low for twenty minutes here

Ten minutes there,

Drank more beer, sipped on more £6.99 Whiskey

And revelled in our own stupid glory.

Three untouchable boys,

In control of the night we stalked

Through dark corridors, up metal staircases,

Yanked open doors and fell upon our goal.

Sheer white brilliance, stark ice and cold

We jumped on the mattress,

Just let the good times roll.

You idiots.

We threw peanuts around,

Took ridiculous poses,

Smoked joints in a bath tub, smashed glasses

Got pissed.

We were in for it then, made  far too much noise.

Ran around in the dirt

Where the rocks were crumbling bones

Of a once active beast.

Searched for the access to take us up top,

Flipped round a corner

Saw blue flashing lights

Ran for cover, ducked down, but we were caught.


Just stay where you are, unless you want to get bitten,

Police dogs straining at leads just aching to bite.

So we laid down our hearts and accepted our fate,

Three corralled foolish boys, single file to the gate

it could be argued, we played chicken with fate.

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