Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Smell Of Margate

In Memoriam
Ronnie Biggs
Former Great Train Robber and Small Time Crook

So, farewell
Then Ronnie Biggs.

'I do not intend
To return to England.'
That was
Your catchphrase.
And 'I miss the smell of Margate.'

Keith's Dad says he had dinner
With you in Rio once.

And that you were
Let out of Belmarsh
Five years ago
Because you were
At death's door.

Sad to say
The Grim Reaper
Has finally nabbed you.
And Margate
Doesn't quite smell
The same either.

E. C. Richard (29)


Anonymous said...


good riddance more like

Jim Scott said...

They'll probably put a hideous Emmin designd statue of him up outside the Turner Con

Anonymous said...

margate doesn't smell the same. 'king genius. ECR is back!

Anonymous said...

Margate stinks!