‘Cadged’?…

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Did Turpin’s Troupe

Drop him

Deep in the Soup?

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That Devil’s cast of scallywags

and wild haired, grinning hags…

who still adorn the plastered walls

in Glory’s glossy prima-face.

There now to tease and please

the local populace.

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And tell their tales of times much less genteel

when stench and reek

roamed every wayward street.

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But how, to climb up an’ out

the grime of fetid mire

where every winsome wench

would rightly kiss and tell…?

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Black Jake, alas

went on the make…

and now he’s hoisted higher

than ol’ church spire…

where they watch him fry in hell.

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11 thoughts on “‘Cadged’?…

    1. My take is loosely based on the story behind the ‘pub sign’. I have ‘insider knowledge’ of the place which in these challenges can sometimes be a help but can also be a hindrence…

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