Biography of David Shoestring
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 ……
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.
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:
Life of Cards
Oscar Night - ‘Lust to Dust’
King of the Western Sea
The Hot-Water Bott'All
We Are What We Were
The Night Before Christmas
Memories of Government
David Shoestring's Works:
Shoestring’s Grand Tour
- Hornby Trains
- 'New Money' - Englestead Close
- The Night Before Christmas
- Farts & Sparks
- King Of The Western Sea
- 'Old Money' - Handsworth Wood Road
- Life of Cards
- Sunny Jim
- The Hot-Water Bott'All
- Memories of Government
- We Are What We Were
- Wembury Beach
- Lust To Dust - 'Oscar Night'
I’ve just sent a message out into the ether.
Over the ‘Net’; down the wire; into the air.
How it works; where it goes, I really don’t know
And to be honest, I really don’t care.
I just felt the need to communicate.
I needed to know that someone was there.
And that’s the beauty of the new technology,
You can do it all without leaving your chair.