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

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Daily Poem

I do have a voice

I do have a voice.
I do have a voice, can you hear me?
If you can, listen to me, I do have a choice.
You ask for my opinion, you don’t listen to me.
I do have a voice.
I have opinions, I have wishes, I have dreams and ambitions.
I try to express them with my voice.
I hope one day they could all come true.
My voice isn’t clear, but be patient with me... I do have a voice.
I get so frustrated at times when I try to talk,
you don’t listen to me.
You don’t take any notice to what I say,
because my voice isn’t clear.
You pretend to understand me.
but I can tell by the look on your face
you haven’t understood a word I have said.
I do have a voice.
Please respond to me when I speak it would mean so much.
I really do have a voice!

Maureen Windevec, Rosemary Nicholson, Paul Squires, Rose Mercer - Lime Court

Future Plans

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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Great Links

Pete Price Radio City 10.00 pm Sun - Thursday (read him some poetry!)

Claire Hamilton Arts and Culture Show Sunday 1-4pm Radio Merseyside

Write Out Loud
Dead Good Poets Society
Magical History Tour
The celebrations for 700 years in 1907

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