There Stands Liverpool

There stands Liverpool
sheltering and entertaining.
The historic buildings
reach to the varied sky.
The docks once busy with trade
from the swelling sea
now stand empty of cargo
for the ships have sailed away
leaving the screeching gulls
to stud the windy horizon.
Albert dock with pretty shops
entertain the shoppers
and the Tate, colourful with pictures
makes us proud....
as do the memories
of the fab four
so much about them around the city.
The Mersey diamonds the sun.

By Mary Braithwaite