Cinquains of Architecture

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Architecture
Melbourne’s Face
And entire body
Places of admiration and
Renovation.

Because
Time goes
On and on
What comes with time?
Changes.

Buildings
Are made
But will eventually
Face the Death Sentence:
Demolition.

Beauty!
Truly that
Is how people
Look upon the structures,
Protesting.

RIP
Old Buildings:
Queen Victoria Buildings,
Fish Market, Saint Collins
Hotel.

Rest
Even despite
Some Replacements like
Melbourne City Square are
Unpopular.

Now
Federation Square:
Popular meeting place/
“World’s Fifth Ugliest Building”
Innovative?

Wren’s*
Design of
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Said to be beautiful.
Classic.

And
Crown Casino
Plain, tall building
Exists to take money.
Whatever.

All
These buildings
Symbolise modern Melbourne
But for how long?
Mystery.

Because
Sooner or
Perhaps even later?
They will all be
Gone.

Replaced
By Governments
To satisfy needs
But at what cost?
Beauty.

The city, like the human body, never remains exactly the same,
Because society likes to grab the city and play a little game.

To make the city its own child and make it look fine.
Pray that society isn’t a metaphor for Victor Frankenstein.

*A clerihew about Wren, the designer of St Paul’s Cathedral:

“Sir Christopher Wren
Said, “I’m going to dine with some men.
If anyone calls
Say I’m designing St. Paul’s.”

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