Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Readers' Poems

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Readers' Poems

Article excerpt

GOD It's just a good thing God above has never gone on strike Because he wasn't treated fair for things he didn't like If he had ever once sat down and said that's it I'm through I've had enough of those on earth so this is what I'll do I'll give orders to the sun "cut off your heat supply" And to the mean "give no more light" and run the oceans dry Then just to make things really tough and put the pressure on I'll turn of air and oxygen till every breath is gone You know he would be justified if fairness was the game For no-one has been more abused or treated with disdain Than God - and yet he comes on supplying you and me With all the favours of his grace and everything for free People say they want a better deal and so on strike they go But what a deal we've given God for everything we owe We don't care who we hurt or harm to gain the things we like But what a mess we'd all be in if God should go on strike ELAINE MY ALICE BLUE GOWN When I was a little child My mother put me on her knee And sang a lovely song to me About a girl who had a dress of brilliant blue gown With forget me nots all around I always thought one day my dream would come true She put a few coppers in a tin upon the window sill Opened it she had five shillings in the tin Off she went to the market on the Quayside Got a remnant with change of five bob Made me a dress fit for a queen I wore it, loved it, for many a day Thank you mam, people still sing the song today L PRICKETT, Dunston. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.