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Made In England

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Made In England - your poems

It's not just paintings and photos you've been sending us. Some of you have been inspired to write poems and other prose about Kent.

Jim Bell, from Chatham has taken his inspiration from a popular event in Rochester.

DICKENSIAN ROCHESTER

Characters from by-gone days
Mingle with shoppers, in the cobbled street;
Dark beamed houses, at precarious angles,
Cast shadows on the passing feet.

Fagin will skit between unguarded treasures,
Be it a wallet, or basket of fare;
His light fingered touch, like gossamer;
His victim completely unaware.

Children, with soot covered faces and clothes,
Up the chimneys, they would climb;
Recalling those days when exploiting kids
Wasn’t considered to be a crime.

Men in Victorian costume

Dickensian costumes form a procession
To end the activities of each passing day;
Celebrating the times of our best loved author,
And the stories he had to say.

Rochester’s celebrations attract crowds, from afar,
Some dress the part, and join in the throng;
Why don’t you see just what’s on offer?
Grab your coats, and come along.

last updated: 18/07/2008 at 16:03
created: 20/05/2008

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