TO all the readers of the Hartlepool Mail,
Who live in this corner of Durham.
Thank you for allowing me into your homes,
And bombarding you with so-called poems.
Some polite people say they like them,
And some others say they’re not bad.
I’m just pleased that you read them,
And don’t think I’m literary mad.
So to each and every one out there,
A merry Christmas and a happy New Year.