The Bards of Liverpool

Adrian Henri he was sound
Kept his pen like his ear
Close to the ground
McGough a local and a Blue
A witty poet
Got titles too!
Brian Patten fast with words
On walls and radio
Written and heard
Levi Tafari check his style
Doesn't pull punches
From the truth
Won't shy
Shankly's prose
Was manner from heaven
Football's Shakespeare
But twice as clever
Now all these bards
They could handle a refrain
But the greatest Scouse bard
John Lennon
Is his name.

By Parry Maguire