John Churchill

Rookie (Nov / 2 / 1951 / Liverpool UK)

International Scouse Day - Poem by John Churchill

It's International Scouse Day
and I've just flew in from Spain
for a great big plate of my ma's Scouse
then I'm off again.

Now it's off to Paris
where in every house
served up with the frog’s legs
is a great big plate of Scouse.

In Italy its pizza
served with Palma ham,
but today I heard them say
you can order Scouse with spam.

In India its curried Scouse
from Delhi to Bombay,
Pakistan has Nan bread
served with Scouse today.

China next the locals there
treat you really nice,
serving plates of lovely Scouse
on a bed of rice.

In the USA its burgers,
big stakes called Porterhouse,
but keep that crap and put on my lap
a giant plate of Scouse.

Tibet comes next, it’s a place
where Buddhists don't eat meat,
today their having Blind Scouse
as a special treat.

The menu now in Dublin
is usually Irish stew,
but today’s the day wherever you stay
It's a pan of Scouse for you.

Now I'm back in Liverpool
and into town no fear,
for a great big plate of proper Scouse
and a pint of Cain's real beer.

(2004)


Comments about International Scouse Day by John Churchill

  • (6/5/2006 9:36:00 AM)


    Enjoyed your poem John! Did you ever know Tony Evans? I used to go out with him he lived off Scottie in Burlington Street near the Tate & Lyle factory. Your poem brings back my memories of Liverpool from 1979-87. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/8/2006 9:57:00 AM)


    This is a great way to share such a tradition. I've never heard of scouse before but this sure made me hungry! Sounds wonderful! Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2006 3:16:00 PM)


    A tasty poem about what we here call 'comfort food', whatever reminds you most of home or simply comforts the tum... So glad this wasn't about my Scottish friends' fondness for Haggis! Thanks for the smile. Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 8:19:00 AM)


    Churchill eh? i've been an admirer of yours for some time now, pleased to meet your acquaintance. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010


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