Rhymes and poems by authors from Hull, even though one of them did reside in Spain. Many are inspired by news reports published on the Hull Daily Mail Website Hull, or Kingston Upon Hull to give it ‘s regal title, is a wonderful living soap opera.
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Sid’s thoughts on 18th September as we await the results of the Scottish referendum:
I’ve been out panic buying porridge
To which I’m most disposed.
I’m sure there’ll be a shortage
If the border should be closed.
While the Scots are making choices,
Should they remain or go?
We Yorkshire folk are worried.
About how the cash will flow.
We’ve promised them so many benefits
Not to choose the separate way
That we can’t afford to keep them
Should they now decide to stay.
While we’ll all be sad to lose them
If they choose the separate way
We’ll dry our tears on ten pound notes
And wish them all, “Good Day”.
Maggots dropping off Chants Ave Railway Bridge prompted this liberty by Sid : http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Action-maggots-falling-railway-bridge-Hull-s/story-21643514-detail/story.html
When “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
First burst upon the scene
To celebrate nature’s glory
In this sceptred isle so green
No one wrote a verse about
The little nibblers who
Stop lifeless pigeons piling up
On Chanterlands Avenue.
If we looked like little lambs
Or kittens, you would find
The West Hull folk would welcome us
And treat us good and kind.
So spare a little of your time
For cockroach, toad and slug
And poor orphaned creepy crawlies.
Even maggots need a hug!