The neighbourhood is dark and dreary,

Boarded up houses, people weary.

Pensioners with nowhere to go

Families just putting on a show.

Everyone trying to do their best

Living their lives in this great big mess!

That’s what I thought before I found

Community centres all around.

Places of activity

Groups for them and for me.

Committees that challenge the ruling party

Fighting for an estate more worthy.

As time goes on I see the changes

Boards come off the empty houses.

People move in and are pleased as Punch

With a Langley that’s not “out for lunch”.

Improvements keep on coming

And Langley people keep on humming.

The neighbourhood is lighter and bright

The future assured and quite all right.

Committees that keep on challenging

Residents that keep on flourishing.

Everyone trying to do their best

Living their lives no longer a test!

 

Jo M.