Some may say ‘Dingy Dewsbury’
But who claims ‘delightful’?
Some may blow a raspberry
Would they be rightful?
We used to have a picture house
Val’s Cafe, The Broadway Grill
Now’s there only time to grouse
As circumstances prompt the kill
Poundstores and bookmakers
The latter promoting gambling loss
Those pawnshop gold takers
Suggesting desperation because...
Slowly, the names are going
Retail units ‘To Let’, increase
Albeit charity outlets growing
- Can they afford the lease?
One day, the market will be gone,
So will stalwart W H Smith
Boots will no longer belong -
Don’t believe it’s a myth
For when Wilkinson’s is in your sights
And the Post Office you should head
Remember - lack of investment blights
To render this town centre dead!