once a scouser alway a rebel

Once a scouse, always a rebel


Life is short but also compact

it is only yesterday I lived in Liverpool

had a café in Wavertree and a house in


My clients where workers in the factories

around, they stopped coming when

the workshops closed down, by the party

the enemy of the people came to power.

The business went badly but I was lucky

to sell it to someone who thought

the business would pick up, it didn`t.

the conservative party was a war and

crushed the unions few of us fought back.

I went to live in Portugal a country that

also struggles with poverty but the poor

has dignity and the weather is mostly sunny.


◄ war poet

a good lunch ►


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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 15th Dec 2018 09:49

Where is the hope Jan for our youth, I enjoyed your poem and being from the North West of England I do relate... ❤

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Brian Maryon

Fri 14th Dec 2018 21:05

It is always convenient to blame the government, particularly a Tory government. A Labour government tends to prop up failing industry by using public money or creating a load of non-jobs to fill the void.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 14th Dec 2018 20:46

They weren't complaining when Liverpool - like Bristol - was a thriving port back in day. All things change and adapting to change
is the secret of survival and progress. When the railways arrived,
did anyone take up the plight of the out of work inns, stables, and
all those in the stage and mail coach trade that had ruled UK roads
in such a famously colourful monopoly of travel trade for so many
years? History tells us that many set themselves to learn new ways to get employment with the rail companies - often very successfully.
When the tin mining industry in Cornwall hit the economic buffers,
its West Country experts then transferred their expertise to where
it would keep them employed to their long term profitable
advantage. There are other examples of "needs must." down the
Such is the way of the world - and little has altered the essential
difference between rising to a challenge and being overwhelmed by
it when the strengths and weaknesses of human nature are common contributory factors in "sink or swim" situations.

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Paul Sayer

Fri 14th Dec 2018 16:06

potted history is so often stale, with a bitter taste

Sugar coating it... its still a bitter pill to swallow.

No sugar coating for me thank you. Just tell it as it was/is!

Taking the lid of your jar of potted historic poems is always a delight Jan


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