An Appreciation to their efforts in this time of crisis

TRIBUTE TO NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE WORKERS
First published in the New African 2019

 

Section One

 

DID YOU KISS JUDY GOODBYE – Part 1
DID YOU KISS JUDY GOODBYE – Part 2
DID YOU KISS JUDY GOODBYE – Part 3
(see below)
JAMAICAN FAREWELL – poem leaving Jamaica c.1960
A JOURNEY WELL WORTH THE TAKING – Memories of West Indians towards a common purpose
TRIBUTE TO NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE WORKERS

 

Section Two

 

MISS CARIBBEAN & COMMONWEALTH – the title that is more than just a contest
THE UK WEST INDIAN PRESS IN THE 1960s
AUBREY BAYNES – father of the UK West Indian press
ROHAN KANHAI – my favourite tourist
THE GAME WITH THE WALKING STICK – Kentish boy’s introduction to cricket
FOR ST LAWRENCE – poem about cricket first published in the Cricketer
WHAT IS IN THE NEW AFRICAN? – notice of article in current New African
THE GIRL IN THE BLUE DRESS, and
WITH THIS WING I THEE RED – A personal romance

 

Section Three

 

Undergoing reconstruction

 

Section Four

 

Partially undergoing reconstruction and includes
MANY CHARACTERS, MANY MEMORIES - UK West Indian and African boxers
LET THE LITTLE GIRLS DANCE – Wembley Caribbean Music Festival and the Saffrons

 

 

 

Top of the page

 

POEMS OF A KENTISH CHILDHOOD – Goat song, Epitaph of Innocence, Lavender Blue (Dilly, dilly?), Paintbox, Uncle Herbert
A TOUCH OF MAGIC – A Touch of Magic Graved this Earth, Everything that lives is Holy?
ON THE APPROACH OF RETIREMENT – On the Approach of Retirement, the Muse has left me
THE NAME DEFINES THE MAN – his name was Alan ………..

 

 

 

Did you kiss Judy good-bye
A drama in three parts
Chris and Judy Walker were the perfect pair. Well-educated, middle-class, in their twenties, and the parents of two lovely children. They had high dreams when they moved into their new home. While Chris was white, his wife was black, pretty and popular. When the cash flow dried up, and the hard times came, that was to lead Judy towards her profitable pastime.


   
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