Image Description: The outside of the Hampden Road Dome
By Cameron Carr
I made a joke about writing a poem in honour of Dome, I come to you with that poem.
Day by day the sad parade
Approach the door, then leave dismayed
The store once great and always packed
Is closed for now, most staff were sacked
Opening soon they say on the front door
But as the weeks become months, I’m not so sure
Oh Dome on Hampden, across the road
A place so many of us have good memories stowed
With fluffy koalas and colouring books
You’ve left a hole in the heart of anyone who looks
But perhaps one day you’ll reopen anew
With joyous faces and a hefty queue
And I’ll sip upon a juice some day or night
With free WIFI, charging station and essay to write
Thinking back on the time when you were closed
My heart beating fast, head bent, eyes closed
And prayed as I do now for your quick return
With hope almost gone and money to burn
For now I sit and wait at Gloria Jeans
Imagining the sweet scent of Dome brand coffee beans.
Good news for all that are worried about this Dome, it is reopening this weekend! I guess dreams do come true.