Sentimentality

It’s easy to be sentimental
about Liverpool.
A pub on every corner,
averyone a comedian,
a musician,
a footballer,
the World in one city.

It’s easy to be critical
Of Liverpool.
Litter on every corner,
everyone on the dole
on the rob
on the sick.

But Liverpool is home.
I’ve been away,
and now I’ve come back.
Friends visit -
they love the parks, the pubs
the theatres, the clubs.

My daughter is growing up
in Liverpool.
She is happy and proud
(and just a little bit loud)
safe in her Liverpool home.

The City has dwindled,
now it goes strong
folk from all over
feel they belong
to the Pool of Life.

In the end,
Sentimental is easier!

By Rachel Roberts