The Machine

by Brian Field

The machine is coming!

We will feel the love when we meet with candles in hand but the bulldozers are coming to bury our feelings and soon our cries will go silent. Our hearts and the beauty have little value to the economic rewards from the development.

This machine has rode over our beautiful country for 300 years; it is as yet un-stoppable; its also insane with the backdrop of environmental collapse but still councillors push for it because the money pushes for it.

It is a monstrous economic machine that indeed we all ride. It is more powerful than democracy, more powerful than morality or sense.

Maybe a green council would be on the side of beauty and nature, but really who can imagine that a reality in this Harlow Essex London global syndicate….

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