Poetic Writing of ROBBIE KENNEDY BENNETT © www.rkbpoetry.co.uk Born in Wolverhampton of English and Scottish parentage. He grew up on the Rough Hills Estate area of the town and his Scottish ancestral roots are in the Kingdom of Fife and Dundee. The author is now residing in Codsall, Staffordshire. Drawings, pictures and writing are copyright of the author Robbie Kennedy Bennett. RISE FROM THE ASHES WESTON PIER. A SIMPLE BRITISH HOLIDAY. I WON'T GIVE UP ON BRITAIN. WE KNEW WE HAD LOVE. OUR CASTLES WERE AS TALL AS THE SEA FRONT WALL.

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Early on Sunday 27th July 2008 with a free day in my week there was a decision to be made. “Shall we go to the seaside? I asked my wife. “How about Weston Super Mare” she suggested. “We haven’t been there for a while”. So the decision was made and it was definitely to Weston where we were to go to, until we were approaching Junction 2 of the M54 on the A449. “Left is Wales and right is Weston”. I quickly needed to know which direction we were heading. It was then I realised that I had sent a text message to our son that we were going to Weston for the day so it was a journey south and not west.

Within 2 hours we had parked up on the beach south of the pier and it turned out to be a great day. There was a helicopter display on the prom and beyond the pier was a water ski championship. I could see there was building work preparation for steps down onto the beach. Today was a throw back in time to the Victorian age of the British holiday resorts and we were impressed. We walked along leisurely and admired the magnificent pier. When lunchtime came we struggled to get something to eat because thousands upon thousands had the same idea, let’s visit Weston. At one point my wife did remark “Weston will be in the papers tomorrow”. Little did we know it was headline news for another reason, the pier was on fire, and it was a sad scene.

Turning right onto the M54 earlier in the day turned out to be the correct decision because we saw Weston Pier in all her glory on her final day.

As reported in the Express and Star 3 days later. The poem was written the same day as the pier was on fire. The local newspaper was interested in diplaying the poem, although it had minor errors the facts were there.

Rise From The Ashes Weston Pier © Robbie Kennedy Bennett

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A Simple British Holiday © Robbie Kennedy Bennett

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by Robbie Kennedy Bennett

The red sky shone
Beyond a silver cloud,
And the birds on the branches
Sang out loud.

I felt the light summer rain
Gently on my face,
But I don’t walk faster
I don’t lift the pace.

This morn has a light chill
That you feel upon your skin,
But I won’t give up on Britain
I'm not packin' in.

I long for warmer weather
And a land that's full of sun,
But I won't give up on Britain
And pack my bags and run.

Sometimes I long to fly away
But I love the flight back home,
No matter how far I go
Nor how far I roam.

The sun may tan my skin
And the tension could be gone,
It makes no difference where I am
Or if the sun has shone.

I won't give up on Britain
Or the Union Jack,
No matter how far I go
I'm always coming back.

I saw that sky this morning
At the dawning of the day,
The clouds they shone like silver
I could never move away.

I Won't Give Up On Britain © Robbie Kennedy Bennett
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We Knew We Had Love © Robbie Kennedy Bennett

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