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Got The T-Shirt: Billynomates

...Mumís drunk, dadís gone
thatís Billynomates...

This moving poem by Steph Spiers sums up the lives of all too many children in Britain today.

Scruffy and smelly
thatís Billynomates

Red-rimmed eyes and hungry belly
thatís Billynomates

Nits and an un-ironed shirt
thatís Billynomates

Deep inside hold all the hurt
thatís Billynomates

Black eye and runny nose
thatís Billynomates

Arms on desk: a short doze
thatís Billynomates

Dirty socks and no PE kit
thatís Billynomates

Punching and scrapping: another hit
thatís Billynomates

Scratching, scratching: ever thinner
thatís Billynomates

No dinner money, no dinner
thatís Billynomates

No school trip: no swimming fees
thatís Billynomates

No shoelaces, dirty knees
thatís Billynomates

No knickers nor vest
thatís Billynomates

Missing the Sats tests
thatís Billynomates

Mumís drunk, dadís gone
thatís Billynomates

Childhood dragging on and on
thatís Billynomates


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