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
Outside your own front door
Oh to go back just once more
and do the things I did
In those days of yesteryearwhen i was just a kid
I'd give anything to see a bunch of sticky-lice
burst a bubble in the tar an' suck a lolly-ice
I'd play a game of jinks again or maybe kick the can
Then make a winter-warmer and get clouted by me mam
I'd chalk an hopscotch on the side I'd master top an' whip
Play ellalio with the gangI'd even learn to skip
To see the corner shop once more
and take the bottles back
Play cowies with ar kid again an wear me long blue mac'
I'd whizz with my cheese-cutter
an' I'd play hangman's knot
I'd maybe call those words again - "Comin'! Ready or not
I'd give so much to take a rideon the old New Brighton boat
an' to think of a tram an' my ol' mam
brings a lump into me throat
To tell those old-time jokes again
all about Pat an' Mick
Play marbles with the lads againor maybe off-ground tick
I'd wile away the time once more
with that ol' gang of mine
With those guys - I'd harmonize an' make jokes all the time
One O'Leary - Two O'Leary who could want for more ?
Oh! for those salad days again
Outside Your Own Front-Door
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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