The Turbine Town

Embrace the turbines invading your town.

Steel blades, chopping away those pesky pink-footed Geese,
Who needed 1200 Geese heralding the Spring each year, messing up the sky.
Steel blades, slicing and cutting keeps them at bay,
Considerate developers hire a mannie, so kind to clear up the mangled bodies.

Embrace the sight of the cluster of blades against the once open-sky,
A thing of the past, like the geese, chased away,
Who needs open sky anyway…

Spot the turbines…pointy blades towering above roof-tops,
Criss-crossing of swords and blades,
Down the side-streets, from the bus, the trains…

Fae the bonnie banks o’ the Meadies
Fae Ballingry to Kinnesswood,
Fae Edinburgh Castle n’ even John Lewis
You can spot the Turbine Town…

Embrace the shadow-flicker, stretchin’ across fields fer miles,
Lone shadows of steel blades flexin’ their fingers across our town,
Watchin’ the sheep n’ the horses, shadow crosses their ground.
The play of light n’ dark shadows, flickering over houses,
Reflections in glass…shadow blades of steel entering our homes,
Patterns play sharply across interior walls.

The daily papers say the house prices drop…but who gies a jot,
There’s money tae be made in these giant towers.
Embrace the Turbine Town…

Welcome your sacrifice for the few who gain,
Tax-payers subsidies is a real serious game…

Embrace the noise, it plays like an orchestra band,
Where would you be without the white noise…
The A92 with its river- flow of traffic, enhanced by the bass drum,
Of  low, vibration rumble of our chemical plant,
Bring in the steel, fill-out the noise with the high-pitched drone of the turbine towers.
Listen to contemporary noise, do you really need to hear the birds sing…

Embrace your disturbed sleep, who needs it anyway…
As you lie there awake, be thankful that your sacrifice brings money for others.

As your migraines deepens, enjoy the ping-ping of migraine-induced colours…

The high-pitched ringing of the tinnitus developed,
Remind you of times gone-by when the Beeb went off for the night,
And the noise went into a high-pitched
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Is this it for Life?
Embrace the new industrial power-plant on your doorstep…
Embrace your new life under the towers…

Embrace the developer who ignores Government set-back guidance.
2km set-back is not for us…need to be closer to the source…
Lets only make it 1.3, 1.6 (for me)… what are guidelines for anyway…
Oh no, the new Government guidelines are 2.5km now…
Ignore that, n’ build your new super-duper turbines even closer to us…
But how close can you get?
As close as we want, ignoring Government set-backs, a dawdle…

But what about the impacts, shadow-flicker, contemporary noise, house-prices…
My ears…
Ssssshhhh, my friends, I have some money for you…

So yes, lets give our thanks to our turbine towers,
Praise the disappearance of those pesky geese,
Embrace the steel-towers filling our open skies,
The blades towering over our roof-tops,
The shadow-flicker criss-crossing shapes, coming into our homes,
The droning fullness of their noise,
The abandoning of sick rooms in our homes,
The drop in house prices…perchance the papers got it wrong…
Sleep disturbance, migraine, tinnitus, support our pharmaceutical industries…
What disnae kill ye an’ all that…
Ignore government guidelines, yes developers, build closer to our blighted homes…

The drip, drip, drip effect of living in a Turbine Town.

Lochgelly people sacrificed for the benefit of the few…

Embrace the Turbines…

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And for all those poor souls who have been negatively impacted by the turbines, don’t fret, the developer has taken your concerns onboard and reduced their latest plans by one whole turbine, from 7 to 6. So nice, so considerate, now we get to have a grand total of 15 giant towers.

Bless

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Cartoon by http://windtoons.com

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