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Evidently Spencertown - And the Band Played On

  by Spencer Robertshaw

published: 25 / 5 / 2013



Evidently Spencertown - And the Band Played On

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Spencer Robertshaw in his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column pays tribute to soldier and drummer Lee Rigby, who was murdered by terrorists outside Woolwich Barracks in London on the 22nd May


QVC, BBC, daytime TV They don’t mean that much to me Why do I still pay the fee? Stare at the screen hoping if you look hard enough Things outside will not happen The young drummer his life ahead of him Stopped by ignorance, misinterpretation, pure evil Absolutely unacceptable to anyone or so it would seem A child with his dad's eyes His father becomes an accidental hero A tragedy unfolds with him as the martyr Going to the shop or Popping to the post box Just minding his own business Hurting or menacing nobody Thinking about tonight's game of football Thinking about his beautiful young bride Thinking of his wonderful baby Thinking how much he loved his family How much he loved the life he led Flowers cover the street where he was struck down The vibrancy and beauty of the display Seems so perverse because of why it's there Why? Why? Why? There is no excuse for the violent act that took place Religion is supposed to heal and help There is no God that sanctions bloody, horrendous hate crimes Myself and our civilised society can't even begin to feel The hurt and pain His family feel Lee Rigby Rest In Peace.




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