Panmure Villa now known as Armistead House,
once used as a convalescent home for small children.
It changed and reformed into a large formidable house,
a fortunate children’s home for discarded childhood.
Could laughter echo, was there space for love?
Time passes and society convert’s, a children’s home no longer in use.
Even the child development center was not a lasting retreat,
Now the building lies dormant with a trace of what stood.
A property developer has a changing vision,
will children still dwell?
no-longer the villa, a house, the home or center,
and a new invested dream will develop and sell.
copyright © Olsen 2016