Poetry Blog by John Coopey
I was prompted by the Lloyds Bank advert on the telly with its black horse running alongside the FC to re-post this.
Steel and copper forged and cast
To bring to life a legend’s past
Snorting steam and smoke at last
A spirit now set free
Polished to a brilliant sheen
In LNER racing green
No finer loco has there been
Nor ever will be too
Friday 15th January 2021 8:26 pm
A re-post from earlier days when dentists were open.
“You keep up with the brushing,
At least twice a day?
And have you done your flossin?”
“Wergly wergly werg”
“You keep good teeth“, he said to me
“But your gums recede.
How hard is your toothbrush?”
“Wergly wergly werg”
“You look well tanned for wintertime;
Have you been away?
“Wergly wergly wergly ...
Thursday 14th January 2021 12:56 pm
If any single event could be said to mark the birth of modern society, my own TOTP would hark back to the 14th century.
The Black Death is reckoned by historians to have accounted for the deaths of between 25 and 60% of England’s population and, in my view, marks the birth of capitalism on which society is organised.
Hitherto serfs were enthralled to landlords by ties of feudalism. The great...
Saturday 9th January 2021 11:36 pm
The tune is Leadbelly's "Bourgeois Blues". I am to blame for the lyrics. Trump is to blame for the rest.
I’ve always had a mind to visit Nashville Tennessee
But never would you catch me near to Washington, DC.
It’s a Traitor’s town
Ooooh a Traitor’s town
Those redneck traitors they wanna bring their Congress down
Home of the Free, Land of the Brave
Those Dixie boys ...
Thursday 7th January 2021 9:11 pm
A timely reminder, given the current cold snap we're having.
As we crunched through snow together
In inclement Arctic weather,
I thought I’d bring to mind an Old Icelandic song;
There’s a saga of the Viking
That you need to heed when hiking
That “Pissing in His Boots -
Keeps No Man Warm for Long”.
In Nordic runes it’s written
That if your foot’s frost-bitten...
Sunday 3rd January 2021 3:51 pm
A re-worked piece, updated and prompted by Jimmy Greaves being awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List.
Those of us who follow football will no doubt be aware that Wayne Rooney stands as England’s most prolific goalscorer.
A Pretender in my view.
Cited in the New Year’s Honours List is one James Peter Greaves, formerly of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan, West Ham and Engl...
Friday 1st January 2021 9:43 pm