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pubcollector

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Poetry
« on: December 13, 2016, 09:32:20 AM »
Birmingham and Poetry may not seem likely bedfellows but I bet there are just as many poets per square-mile as any other vibrant community - so here's my uncomplicated starter:
Hail, Birmingham!
I was born in Birmingham,
The workshop of the world
For pins and pens and aeroplanes
And jewellery bepearled;
A place where men debated
Enlightened by the moon,
While Murdoch, Watt and Boulton
Made factory-work a boon
So people from the countryside -
Paid a pittance for their trade -
Could leave their tyrant landlords
And join the urban cavalcade.
With more canals than Venice,
Then railways here and there,
The town became a city
As industrious as fair.
Here Attwood, Bright and others
Democratised the state
By declamatory speeches
Which helped make Britain Great;
Here Joe, the city father,
A local, good and true,
Made citizens of workers
And Brummies through and through.
So, lift your glass to Birmingham,
Cosmopolitan and fab,
Where people are just people
And every child's a bab.
             by Pubcollector

frederick

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 10:55:37 AM »
The clever poets put music with their poetry.
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Steve

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 04:54:40 PM »
I like it. Nice on Pubcollector. O0
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frederick

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 09:56:54 AM »
With putting music and poetry together all the kids sing it out loud.
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GardenGerald

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 12:59:54 PM »
Hello Fred
When we were kids we would walk to school singing
Auntie Mary had a Canary
Down the leg of her draws
Do you remember the rest of it.
Gerald.

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 01:13:36 PM »
If you've never been sc----d on a Saturday night..........
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