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Post by Maywalk on Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:43 pm

Just deleting a lot of stuff off my computer and found this poem I wrote some years ago.

Can anyone else remember the local "Bobby"?

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Years ago when I was young we had a “ Bobby” on the beat
Your heart would jump if you had done wrong when you heard his feet,
“Now then you lot what are you up to? Get yourselves out of here
Before I give every one of you a good clip round the ear”

Hiding evidence of our scrumping our eyes wide with fright
We would run as fast as we could ducking well out of sight.
If we were caught the second time he would have no hesitation
In frog-marching us down the street to the copper station.

Our P.C was a kindly man who everyone knew and respected
And if any one stepped out of line he did what was expected.
Today if petty criminals are copped it is all paperwork and courts
Taxpayer’s footing overlarge bills to give them a sentence of sorts,

Like sending the culprit on holiday or doing community work
It seems the more unruly they are the better is the perk.
So bring back the “Bobby” on the beat to keep the yobs in line
If our streets were much safer then everything would be fine.


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Post by Tan on Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:54 pm

Very well written our Maisie.. :clap10:
I well remember seeing the beat Bobby, seeing him often while out with my friends made me feel safe, and he never seemed to miss anything at all.
We all had respect for the Police, and knew where the 'line' was, also about consequences, now it seems the 'Red Tape' has taken over the Country.

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Post by Maywalk on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:45 pm

Hi Tan,

Its a different world now to what it was when I was a youngster. I cant say that its better because children seem to be viewing too much TV or playing computer games now when they should be out playing in all weathers to get the fresh air in their lungs.

I will get off my pulpit now and go and find my lance and sword to see if there are one or two dragons I can slay to help St George. Down Memory Lane.  3560955859
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Post by Tan on Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:59 pm

I am sure so many will share the pulpit with you there our Maisie, so much has changed for sure, and in a relatively short space of time too..

Pleae pass me a lance, and sword as well....United We Stand.. Very Happy

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Post by Tan on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:32 pm

chuckles


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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:59 am

We didn't have any beat Bobbies, our Maisie ... our police arrived in cars if one needed them so I really enjoyed reading your poem, especially the line, "In frog-marching us down the street to the copper station"! Down Memory Lane.  959621

I still think of Police as our friends and taught our girls to feel the same way - they risk their lives here every day and the least we can give them is respect and teach our kids to do the same.

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