Battling Bessie Braddock

Battling Bessie Braddock

She remembered
and so should we remember her,
Bessie was Liverpool,
is Liverpool
and what Liverpool will always want to be.

Bessie saw
starving faces
the poor without jobs
took a megaphone to shake our Council up.

Fearless on the side of justice
a Scouse trait of speaking up
... when others wont
Bessie fought tirelessly for us
even the largest of us.

Bessie Braddock
Liverpool legend
sometimes I think we need you back.

By Mary Watts