Glascae's ma Hame

by Danny Gill
(London, England)

1948 t'was the year I was born
beside govans shipbuilders noisy big horn.
At The Southern General hospital I first saw the light
carried home to the Oatlands the following night.
Brought up in a tenement with my parent's love
our single end hoose was three stairs above.
We lived with neighbours each was a dream
then we were shifted out to a new housing scheme.
What was missing I think it was pride
cause we really missed leaving the gallant soo-side.
From boy to man I quickly became
then seeking my fortune I left ma Glascae hame.
I've travelled the World with few regrets
drank a fair bit and smoked cigarettes.
Married with kids I've had a good life
although sometimes rowing with my lovely wife.
Now retired in London my story has no shame
I hope you've enjoyed it cause Glascae's ma hame

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Apr 05, 2010
Loved it!
by: May

Hi Danny
I loved your poem. It reminded me so much of my own situation. I spent the first year of my life living in my Grandparents house in Moss Rd, then we moved to Pollok. But I adored living there - and have loads of happyt memories of my time there.


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