Michael Rosen: The Pig-man

The tide of war retreated across the suburbs

leaving gas-masks in attics, a man with one leg

on the bench by the library, an air-raid shelter

in the park which one day, the kid with the

most nerve took us down and where we found…

via Michael Rosen: The Pig-man

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2 thoughts on “Michael Rosen: The Pig-man

  1. Michael’s father was an educationalist, and involved with my comprehensive school at one time. He was a great inspiration to some of my teachers in the 1960s. I met him a couple of times decades later, and he was a true gentleman. That wartime ‘memory’ was a joy to read.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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