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    My old mate Billy's a likeable lad,
    Not a single bone in his body is bad.
    He is one of my oldest friends
    So good natured, he never offends.
    He is the quiet one, nobody's fool,
    We've known each other since primary school.

    When we were young some thought him slow
    Because of things he didn't know.
    Sometimes he found it hard to learn,
    But never found it hard to earn
    Respect from friends and folk alike
    Wherever he went on his bike.

    We'd often tease and ridicule
    This placid individual.
    Now he has proved in later years
    Much more goes on between his ears
    Than some would give him credit for,
    His shrewdness seeps from every pore.

    He's seldom seen without a smile
    And always goes that extra mile
    For people that he cares about.
    He's never one to scream or shout.
    For me it is a pleasure knowing
    This bloke who's calm and easy going.

    (c)18/05/08 MICHAEL DENNIS 'The Black Cab Poet' As featured on and the inspiration for The Janice Long Spoken Word Sessions B.B.C. Radio 2, 18/04/12. Over 40 poems read out on Steve Allen's Early Morning Breakfast Show L.B.C. 97.3FM. Featured on the Jeni Barnett Show B.B.C. Radio London 94.9FM 29/5/11, in an article in The Metro 06/05/08, in Will Self's article in The Standard 20/05/08, on L.B.C.'s Nightly News 06/05/08 and on John Pienaar's Politics Show B.B.C. 5 Live 9/10/11. The Chav Bird Song as played by David Rodigan on Kiss 100 FM, Complete and Utter Banker Song
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