365 Challenge : Ode to a Playground

The playground at the end of our road has been a cornerstone for young people since before most of the people living in this area were even born. Generations of young people came to these grounds, scraped their knees and became better people. The heartbreaks, the triumphs, the loneliness and the good times.

Now due to the fact that children outside seems like a scary prospect the park will be demolished and instead a shop will be built there.

Without the local park, the place we all went to meet up and ended up staying out too late whilst sitting on the swings talking about life, our young years would have been so much more hollow then they were.

Dear park. If only we remembered what it was like to be young, to walk past you and throw a hissy fit because we wanted to go in. You were our first love, yet when you truly needed us we weren’t there to save you.

From all the children who grew up in your loving, playful square… Thanks for the memories.

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