David Shoestring

(Birmingham)

Biography of David Shoestring

David Shoestring poet

In the poems and verses I try to input verbal rhythms and speech patterns, and to tell a story or make comments about current events, political topics and day to day happenings. Sometimes humorous; sometimes sarcastic; and sometimes slightly poignant and sad ……
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Much of my early life was spent living in Handsworth, a suburb of Birmingham in the UK and have since lived in a variety of locations varying from the water’s edge to bleak moorland; from villages to riot-torn Handsworth. I’m a news-addict with a deep interest in politics, and for a time was the Political Cartoonist for a respected Regional Daily Newspaper.
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Nowadays, being ‘of a certain age’ I enjoy travel (especially to France) , small campervans and motor sport, hence the book ‘ Shoestring’s Grand Tour ’ - which combines these interests in a very personal and light-hearted view of day-to-day living in France and Italy on a tight budget.

Poetry & Verse:
Wembury Beach
Email
Hornby Trains
Life of Cards
Oscar Night - ‘Lust to Dust’
Sunny Jim
King of the Western Sea
The Hot-Water Bott'All
We Are What We Were
The Night Before Christmas
Memories of Government



Website: www.davidshoesting.com

David Shoestring's Works:

Shoestring’s Grand Tour

Website: www.davidshoestring.com

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We Are What We Were

We are what we are,
Not what we eat.
Food can make us full
But will never make us replete.

We are what we say,
Not what we have read.
We can rewrite all day
But not erase what’s been said.

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