Laurie Wilkinson's Poem printed in the Daily Mail on 8th May 2014
Laurie, speaking from his Eastbourne home on hearing the news, is, in his own words, absolutely chuffed. ' I feel my work now somewhat substantiated!
The poem is in Laurie's book, Poetic Views of Life, in the humour section, page 15. You can find his book in most book stores, and on Amazon
Here is the poem:
Bar Room Star
Every pub or place will have one
There are lots of them about,
And while everyone likes talking
He feels the need to shout.
Amongst his group of cronies
He must be the loudest bloke,
Then burst into raucous laughter
Every time he cracks a joke!
I turn my head to see him
But you couldn’t miss the noise,
For he’s the best at shouting
In the group of loud old boys.
We will all laugh at something
In our own personal way,
Within the bounds of reason
As appropriate for the day.
But this loud man doesn’t realise
His grating voice won’t nestle,
And he clearly has forgotten
The saying of the empty vessel.
So the loud mans noise continues
And his voice you couldn’t douse,
Though I have a deep suspicion
That at home he’s like a mouse!