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This bubbling hubbub of babies and boobies
This packed rack of scooters, of trikes and of buggies
Steaming hot flat-whites and freezing cold smoothies
And tapas treats, chocolate sweets, all kinds of lovelies.

Here where the roads cross, facing the old cross
Where crosswords fill time or just buoy the headline’s dross
Where pizza gets eaten by Saturday dads
Where Friday lunch mums dish the news good and sad.

This raucous in calm, our oasis of mania
Awaits you in plain sight down Beckenham high street
The pit at the back for your kids to go batty in
Entices the spectrum of lively South London in.




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Poem-a-thon 5 Dec for MSF UK

Utterly forgot to promote this in the one space where readers appear to appreciate the work that goes on here…!


Saturday 5 December, starting at 12PM, 60 people will read poetry throughout the day, in total 10 hours of words will be spilled onto floors of the Vout-O-Reenee’s Club, a few hundred yards from the Tower.

The money raised goes to Medicine Sans Frontiers refugees work and we (the Poem-A-Thon team) already added £6,000 to the coffers. We each get 8 minutes and hit list so far is:

The Cool Web, Robert GravesInjustice, Pablo NerudaMCMXIV, Philip Larkin

Still not decided final but these three should sound a suitably solemn note… Any suggestions welcome, there is still the possibility that i’ll read one of mine, but as yet these greats have me filling the 8 mins well enough.

As you can see to date I’ve found the support of a few good donors. Having realised we’ve only 2 weeks to go, it’s time to shake that internet tree and see what fruits land in aide of MSF and their impeccable record on refugee support. So if you’ve ever found yourself contemplating the plight of refugees – please give generously! For direct donations to my efforts, please click the screenshot above… For donations to the Team, click the team link above.

Kind thanks from South London!