The sea and a secret

Tall master in the Albert dock
at rest on Merseyside
I wonder where her keel has been
in oceans far and wide
Her rigging whistling in the wind
sails tied down and furled
She’s keeping that a secret
from an unenlightened world
But I’m content to wonder
and imagine summer breeze
when with full sail she proudly meets
the waiting open seas

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A day with the fab four

For a moment today I went back in time
and stood with four Liverpool chaps
John, Paul, George and Ringo too
whilst tourists around me took snaps

Later on I met Eleanor Rigby
In a street as she sat all alone
Cast in bronze for all time by Tommy Steele
on a bench not of wood but of stone

Then down in the dark Cavern Quarter
I paused for a while by a door
and took a picture of the original entrance
once frequented by the famous fab four

But then it was time to leave sixty three
and come back to twenty sixteen
departing Merseyside history
where today for a while I have been

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Liverpool green

In the streets the Fab Four made famous
I came on St Patrick’s day
Green and revelry all around
Great views across the way

The Ship and Mitre for some beers
Great company and good chats
Then a venture into Liverpool
With Irishmen in hats

There was singing in the streets and pubs
and Guinness flowing free
The Emerald Isle, its presence here
on Merseyside with me

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