Poem: Views worth a shout

I love to read the Echo

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 9:49 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:46 am

It’s always full of news

But today’s news isn’t all you get

There’s also loads of views

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Take any given subject

That the Echo writes about

We all have different points of view

And think they’re worth a shout

The Echo had an article in

On wonderful Roker pier

It conjured up my memories

Of rods and fishing gear

I felt I had to share my views

With readers of the Echo

I couldn’t keep them to myself

I had to let them go

And so I sent a letter in

To put in the frame

I realise now it couldn’t be

I didn’t add my name

So now I say, belatedly

My pen name’s Durham Jack

I realise if you print it

I’ll get a load of slack

Durham Jack,

Proud to be a Barbary Coaster