Len Webster

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Len Webster says his main claim to fame was becoming the first person ever to be attacked by a monkey in a Smethwick street. The trauma was not enough to prevent him from travelling widely..though he continued to hold a deep grudge against monkeys!

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1.
Len Webster's 'Childhood Is...'

Childhood Is

when the world to come
is an adventure to be met
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2.
The Chief Executive Speaks

he's there
grey hair balding
on the stage
facing the rows
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3.
Books

Locked in their minds,
hidden behind masks,
books carry their own lives with them,
lives in ranks,
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4.
Life-Change

he grew old
worrying about being old
not expecting to reach
this age-old problem
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5.
Farewell To Oldbury Grammar School

Piled high among the ruins of leaving,
The shattered hopes and wasted dreams,
The age-old, dated books and wicked papers
That forced the countless ones to sweat in summer;
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