Tom Allport

Gold Star - 51,813 Points (31/05/1949 / Liverpool)

Ballad Of Billy Albertina - Poem by Tom Allport

In 1984 Billy Albertina
Was sent to jail
Because of Thatcher's
Dishonest Tale
He and 36 others
Were innocent men
Their only crime
Way back then
Was to make a stand
By going on strike
To save their jobs
And Cammell Laird's plight.

Topic(s) of this poem: jobs

Form: Light Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The story of how 37 men where wrongfully sent to jail because they went on strike to save their jobs, one day truth will out.

Comments about Ballad Of Billy Albertina by Tom Allport

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/27/2018 9:42:00 AM)

    It is really regret that innocent people are often sent to jail.In this poem you have stated an event of 37 men who wrongfully sent to jail because they went on strike to save their jobs. Ofcourse truth will come out oneday. You have beautifully penned this poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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