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Doc Vernon
9th October 2008, 09:46 AM
This city of the sea, of tides and wind and stars
Grimy salt caked funnels, ragged sails and spars
This city of tall ships, beautiful in their splendour
Tired old freighters, tiny coal filled tenders

This city on the edge of the ocean
Ships swept out on the tide
Bringing to her the worlds bounty
With only the stars as the guide

The city of docks and warehouses
Of brick, of iron and steel
In her harbour, halls of granite and marble
A people who never learnt to kneel

A city of passion and pride
With wit few men may own
But standing together, the fool and the wise man
Know they are not alone

The city of the world
With people of every nation, every colour race and creed
Never did she turn away
Those she found in need

This is my city, right or wrong
A city of love, laughter and song
So here stands a boy, so grateful to be
A son of this city, this city of the sea

R Barton, circa 1950s


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Doc Vernon
13th December 2013, 08:52 AM
Thought I would just put this forward again as I think its such a great Poem!

Especially for Jim and others from Liverpool of course!
Cheers

Jim Brady
13th December 2013, 08:59 AM
Thanks for that Vernon thats by Ritchie Barton one of the Cunard Yanks I sailed with him on the Empress Of France.He has his own website well worth a read.
Regards.Jim.B.

Doc Vernon
13th December 2013, 09:04 AM
Thanks for that Vernon --Regards.Jim.B.

Hi Jim
Do you have the Link for that at all!
If you do could you put it here please!
Thanks
Doc

Ahh! This must be it Jim!
Cheers

http://www.cunardyanks.org/Tall%20Tales6.htm

http://www.cunardyanks.org/Gallery/Image13.jpg

Jim Brady
13th December 2013, 09:09 AM
Vernon if you google R Barton Cunard Yanks you will find quite a bit of stuff on there about Ritchie.
Regards.
Jim.B.