but it's too late to save the pub:
angry flames illuminate the night air
burning the old photographs on walls
of locals from years long before.
Ghosts will be gazing sadly
as the ruthless fire rages on.
The man watches with a tear in his eyes
remembering drinking here when young,
a time he seemed to be immortal.
Soon the bulldozers will arrive
to remove all traces of the tavern
yet nothing lasts forever,
even planets crumble into dust
but life goes on... as it must.