This is by Fernszy, my rapper alter ego.

I'll take the rap!

I was born in the city,
A post-war Manky,
Mum said I was pretty
And dressed me up swanky,
Sent me off to school,
Told me don't be a fool,
Education's cool,
I got a degree in archaeology,
I dig the subject, you see,
One day walking home
I went back to the past,
Found myself in Rome,
But my Latin didn't last
And in a cell was cast,
Then after a while
I was put on trial,
I was hauled before a geezer,
Said he was the Caesar,
I nervously smiled,
He proclaimed you're exiled -
To Mancunium -
I gave him an up thumb,
Thanked him for his pity,
He was struck dumb
When I told him
I was born in that city!

Poetry by Christopher Fernie The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-02-16 at 21:05

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Tell Fernszy that this old female Yank appreciates poetry no matter the form, especially educational/cultural/historical rhythmic poetry. However, due to my lack of experience in Rap music, I will have to defer the oral reading of this to my 18 year old grandson. Hes much better at this than I. In the meantime, I will go on appreciating your fine selections of words, your clever rhymes, and of course the humor of it all. :)