An Appreciation to their efforts in this time of crisis
TRIBUTE TO NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE WORKERS First published in the New African 2019
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
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
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
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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.