Over 400 poets contributed 800 poems to celebrate Liverpool's 800th year. You can read them all here, just click anywhere on the picture of the Liver Building. Alternatively, you can select poems from a list
It must be half past nine!
Hordes of them gather at the bus stop
you can sense the excitement
like teenagers outside a youth club
(the few clubs that are left) only its a.m, not p.m.
Bus doors hiss open.
“Am I too early driver” they shout from the floor,
quick flourish of bus pass before hauling aboard
in a flood of old coats, scarves and hats.
Some with shopping bags
some with sticks,
all rushing in case they miss
the bargains at Primark or Wilkie’s.
Diving, digging, delving,
not one trick escapes their eagle eye,
poor St Johns Precinct is in for scrutiny
more intense that any from MI5,
but this isn’t just Liverpool,
from Chester to Southport
marches our venerable Twirly army,
had a nice cuppa tea and ready for the day
after all they’ve been up since six thirty !
To we tried to get poem800 published in book form but with 800 poems we couldn't find a publisher, also it was too expensive for us to print ourselves via vanity press so we regret that we have been unable to get it published. But we decided to leave it published on the internet i.e. running with a random poem every day (at our expense) and if anyone has any ideas on how to publish please get in touch.
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