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By heavens light they sail away   Leave a comment

By heavens light they sail away

through Portsmouth’s entrance

across the sea

many sailors have sailed in once

our great navy



from time of Nelson’s great navy

Copenhagen,Ashanti , Nile and Trafalgar



to the home of britain royal navy

is where they sail from Portsmouth

a city full of fine magnificent history


from great first and second world wars

right back to king henry viii and the Elizabethans

the pride of Portsmouth is known for being mighty



in modern times Falklands , gulf  and my others times

Portsmouth has had its part to play in history



Field Marshall Montgomery

even enjoyed his football and watched our local team play

before and many great women and men of our services

left to fight on french beaches at d day



by heavens light did they sail away

stars guiding them to war and home

again with pride they were guarded by

our many ships of the great

Royal navy


Portsmouth the home of our proud Royal Navy


Pompey ,Pompey we adore

a football club with an almighty roar

As fratton end lights up and sings today

an almighty roar is heard as the game is played

away fans shiver and tremble too

as they hear the fratton faithful

roar into song with their favourite tune

as they have entered fratton park

Pompey’s famous home ground too

where we won fa cup and played many famous teams

in our day

and many famous people have been and gone away

legends in football and for england

have set foot on this turf and played hear so magnificently

as part of this proud Pompey team we see

while Pompey chimes have rung out for all to hear

they sing from the heart so loud and clear

Pompey, Pompey play up Pompey

that is what  the away fans fear

play up Pompey play up Pompey

you will hear

as the great fans cheer and cheer as Pompey

their famous football team is playing here

the fratton faithful will always sing and cheer

play up Pompey play up Pompey

for all to hear as they sing and support

this famous team


Distance rumbles sound loud and clear

as seas wash up the shore and pebbles disappear

cormorants fish and terns soar

seagulls swoop into the downpour

flags flutter in breeze

and people swim

and enjoy themselves too

day at the seaside

with an ice cream too

walking along the prom

as brass bands play a tune

merry go rounds spin at the fair

as rollercoaster go up stairs

and rolls down too

kids scream and parents laugh too

sun try to shine as break in the clouds appear

dogs run around barking

and people fish on the pier

Palmerston follies out at sea

stand the test of time guarding southsea

they were built a long time ago

fortresses at sea

keep the french out

and protect the southsea

and Portsmouth too

back in nelson time when victory was due

a time when Portsmouth was the home of the navy too

a day out in southsea and stroll in fresh air too

beauty of the coast and my home too.

A YEAR AGO TODAY   1 comment

It was year ago today
i came back to Portsmouth
from living away

it has changed big time to
i am not sure if i am impressed
but will have to make do

as it hear the place i was born
and have lots of memories good and bad to

many people i knew have gone away
some have travelled just like me
and found and experienced many new things to

but this is life and we always come home to

what will future bring
and will it be good to.

Pompey, pompey where chimes ring out to   2 comments

Pompey, Pompey where chimes ring out to

a town full of history

where I was born to

where the famous have walked

and history was made too

from southsea castle you look out to sea

from the Palmerston follies guard over thee

the cockleshell heroes left from here too

to launch the daring raid against germans in France too

Nelson sailed from here and battled at Trafalgar too

where victorys guns  were ablaze and defeated the french

duke of Wellington was  assassinated in old Portsmouth

not far  from the cathedral a plaque stands in memory

peter sellers was born here and became famous too

in the films of the pink panther we remember you

all members of the royal family have been here too see

the views across the Solent and breath-taking scenery

the isle of wight bobs up and down out in the sea

where queen victoria once lived at Osborn house

Montgomery watched football at fratton park too

home of Pompey football club which is so famous too

when chimes ring out fratton football fans shout

Pompey Pompey play up Pompey.

the people are friendly and go about there lives each day

we have lots of museums marines  and D DAY

and   Whylie the famous maritime artist live here to

well this is city where I live

after many years of living away

this Portsmouth my home where I stay

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