This poem by Ray Pool was uploaded to writeoutload in September 2017, you can hear Ray read this poem at this link. You can also hear Ray read samples of other poems.
in the father redcap on camberwell green
a fight broke out
the worst i’ve seen
blood and beer all up the walls
all the fault of billy bloxsome
now the pub has changed its name
it’s called the nollywood club (for nigerians)
fair do’s. I’ve never tried to knock one out
all those boozers have changed or gone
familiar faces on the streets an age away.
More cameras and bollards,
but that’s modern times.
Let’s make it clear
there’s more fear out there than ever was
in the father redcap on camberwell green.
(and yes, billy was good to his mum).