David Shoestring

Rookie - 260 Points (Birmingham)

David Shoestring Poems

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'New Money' - Englestead Close

Englestede Close was much admired and avidly desired
By the brash ‘New Money' in Handsworth Wood.
To the tax-dodging fraternity
It offered Art-Deco modernity
And seclusion from the Great and the Good.
Doctors, Dentists and Faith Healers
Lived next door to spivs and car dealers
With two-tone Ford Zodiacs parked in their drives.
But, by holding cocktail parties and dinners,
These neighbourhood sinners
Mingled, best they could, with local blue-rinsed Conservative wives.
For men, it was the ‘Masons' or the ‘Golf Club' that bound these disparate ...

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Power To The People?

I call upon you, Dear Boy,
To win the Country;
To win the joy
And the adulation of the crowd.
So stand up straight;
Stand up proud;
Proud to look the world right in the eye,
And speak out to the people;
Speak out high,

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