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The Great Black Door

There is a street called Downing Street,
Forever and ever in the news...
from Whitehall to St. James's Park
echo the voices of political views.

Happily residing at 'number ten' is
United Kingdom's Prime Minister
and happily residing at 'number eleven'
is the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The place name has never changed
since days of Charles and Cromwell fame
when great George Downing gave his name
to a street where truth and honesty meet.

'Downing' Street ~ Westminster, London.
Joyce Hemsley



The Great Cole Porter

The great American Composer
Cole Porter, born in Indiana 1891.
Well loved and remembered for his
exquisite musical score.
'Kiss Me Kate' written in nineteen forty eight
and many many more. His lyrics were clever
to be forgotten never...and from memory
I quote well known words from an evergreen.

'Night and day, you are the one
only you beneath the moon
and under the sun,
whether near to you or far
no matter darling where you are
I think of you'.......

Ah the beauty of the song;
elegant and appealing,
enjoyed by High Society ~
the title of his famous film.
Married to the lovely Linda Lee,
his lifetime recorded in history.
He is under our skins and deep
within our hearts he will ever be.

Cole Porter's body is interred
in Indiana Mount Hope Cemetery.
Joyce Hemsley



The Great Speech

His speech was typed out
In double space...
Not that he'd ever need it!
But all anxiety drifted away
And the result was simply
Nationalization, modern sensation
Privatization, some hesitation.
But the words were clear
To everyone's ear.
He received a standing ovation.
Joyce Hemsley



The Great Workers

North to South:
Men toiled all day to earn their pay
however cold the weather.
In heat or snow of long ago
they 'failed the system' never...
giving their families food and warmth
and shoes or boots of leather;
how true, how bold were men of old
all were birds of a feather.

East to West:
On building sites they worked for pay
until at the 'end of their tether'
ignoring the tempest, strength would grow
to change their status to 'creditor'...
this was the quest with each new dawn
never-ever the great pretenders
gathering silver, gathering gold;
all were men with firm feathers.

May God shine
His Holy ray on
fathers of yesterday.
Joyce Hemsley
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