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Bates Wells holds Poetry Day breakfast

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  • Poem

    Sorry, but that really is rubbish. No wonder there's no money in poetry. The Lawyer should stick to comissioning special reports.

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  • I can do better

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    This poem is terrible,
    But The Lawyer's was too.

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  • Real poetry

    Don't think much of those two poems, but Stephen Lloyd's poker face next to that crazy pixie woman is poetry in its own right.

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  • Ahem

    Bank statements are red,
    The City is blue,
    But Bates Wells is OK,
    Because it does charity law.

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  • OK, here we go

    'The City is like a dead, dead rose,
    But why that is,
    No-one knows.

    Some blame Bush,
    Some blame sub-prime,
    Let's hope this bank plan,
    Kicks in in time.'

    Hay thank you.

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  • A poem doesn't have to rhyme

    'The Lawyer's poem is rubbish,
    But is Bates Wells to blame?
    Both parties deny responsibility but I doubt it will go as far as litigation.'

    (W. Shakespeare, 2008)

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  • Poet Tree

    I love you darling
    The bankers used to say
    to their wives
    now they say it
    to a man whose eyebrow colour does not match his hair

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  • A couple of limmericks

    Lawyers are rich
    And bankers are poor
    A sudden reversal of fortunes
    And bankruptcy lawyers are on call

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  • Oh dear god

    The lawyer stood in the burning office
    Eating deep fried scallops
    The flames blew up
    Around his legs
    And badly burned his knees


    Thank you.

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  • Haiku

    Haiku,
    You ku,
    We all ku,
    It's perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of.

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  • My poem

    It's National Poetry Day and this year,
    The theme is ‘banks’ or ones that were,
    And while the City’s going down the pan,
    It’s we taxpayers who’ll carry the can
    So while all round is doom and gloom
    At least the litigators expect a boom.

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  • For Sarah Rutter 101 evicted today

    The very old lady woke up in a room that she
    did not know. Neither did she recognise the
    sounds of breakfast. She cried "help me"
    but no sound came as speech had gone

    The bankrupt State looked at the papers on
    which were figures signifying their con
    trick. We were not bouyant, all money had gone
    we had survived by selling the old lady's home

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  • poetic relief of city woes

    Poetry for breakfast at Bates Wells
    while mulling over the credit crunch
    or munching the economic toast
    as the City's misery swells
    cheers me up till lunch.
    No "I told you so" boast
    or doom and gloom death knells
    from the media bunch
    just the soothing words of our host.

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