I love this urban poet . This man is so damn witty, some of the words he rhymes are indescribable and perhaps I’ve chosen the wrong poem to illustrate this – but take your pick of his poems on YouTube there are lots of them. There are lots more of his poems better than this one but I’ve been advised that I may offend by putting them on. Surprised that I listened? ….me too AND regretting it already:)
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Fabulous! I will look up more of his work. You’ve got me intrigued, and I promise not to be offended.
There’s lots of his work on YouTube Kirsty. He used to live quite near me years ago, often saw him in the local post office:)
I don’t find this offensive, but descriptive. He’s different and certainly has rendered an image of Beasley Street. Is Beasley Street like that?
Hheh I was advised to put a ‘tame’ one on… Beasley Street can be a street anywhere really – a mean street, but I think he was probably thinking of one in Salford (where he’s from) very descriptive eh!
Same here! What an interesting poet…he seems to cross the look of a Rolling Stone band member with a more gritty rhyming scheme than Dr. Suess dared.
If you heard more of his work,…..it can be a little gritty:) I think you mean Keith Richards? I can see the similarity now:)