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
For my Uncle Peter
When I was a small boy
my ever absent
seagoing uncle Peter
said to me
"never live by the seaside son
you’ll just sit there and watch the world
and your life
better to live your life
on the banks of a river
like that of our Mersey
'cos it will always be your gateway to the world
and your road to follow
when you want to come home.”
Now I a man
and a sailor too!
a little part of him
stayed here with me.
so here I am sitting
on my river’s curbside
watching down the watery road
waiting for him to come home
and buy him a pint
at the end of his long trick
that he'll never see the 'Pool again
and that I'll be drinking that pint alone
in a dockside pub
on the river Mersey
that was his gateway from
but never his road back to
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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