In The Father RedCap by Ray Pool

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.

https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=70261

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).

 

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