Two King Johnís


John,
a man of passion
inspiration
an achiever with a dream
begat our mother in 1207

she grew a barefoot girl
happily running along the banks of a tidal creek
with
grace and privileged and a guarantee
free
from any lordly interference.
when she grew she gave birth to us
her progeny .

Seven hundred years elapsed and her brood
now multiplied into a mighty host
spread to far corners of the seven seas
Mother Liverpool gave birth
to another John
a man of passion
inspiration
an achiever with a dream
who imagined all people free
from lordly interference.

If only he had been borne in the eighteenth century
maybe...just maybe

By W. Martin