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On the the Cotswolds edge, there is a town Its name is Evesham, a jewel in the crown Famous for its battle where De Montfort died But his legacy lives on and democracy thrived. The Avon through the town does' gently flow A lively country town, its the place to go. There's the mop, the fishing and boating too There is plenty going on there's plenty to do. Lots of nice pubs where you can have good beer Or a picnic by the river, when skies are blue and clear There's restaurants galore, if you fancy some food Italian, Indian, Thai, whatever your mood. It's famous bell tower made of Cotswold stone Was part of the Abbey but now stands alone Henry wanted to destroy it, raise it to the ground Survived it did, and can be seen for miles around. There's a leisure centre too if you want to stay trim Rock climbing and tennis or a pool for a swim The Blossom trail in springtime, where you can get on your bike Or climb up  Bredon hill where you can go for a hike. Marilyn's night clubs there if you if you want to have a boogie Or the Regal cinema to watch the latest movie Musicals and shows well that's covered too Evesham arts centre can entertain you. Written 30th January 2017. Wrote this for a poetry contest about our town, it didn't win but out of 300 entries it reached the final fifteen and started me off on the road to poetry.

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Date: 6/24/2020 1:21:00 PM
Hello Tom Cunninghamg, i just read this poem.You know, it made me feel like i was on a tour of that area. Thank you for the tour. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 6/25/2020 11:56:00 AM
Hello Tom, it does look lovely. Enjoy y9ur day my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/24/2020 1:43:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, it's a lovely town on the banks of the Avon. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 12:30:00 PM
Evesham is a lovely place...You describe it very well in your poem...You do very well to get tot he final 15..
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Date: 6/24/2020 1:42:00 PM
Thank you S. O, it is a lovely town on the edge of the Cotswolds, my first steps to writing poetry, I was really pleased to get in the last 15. Tom
Date: 6/24/2020 1:52:00 AM
G'day Tom … a great advertisement for any tourist or visitor who are under-sided where to go - thank you Tom - Lindsay
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/24/2020 3:49:00 AM
Thank you Lindsay, lovely quiet town, I don't miss the city one bit. Been here 27 years now. Tom
Date: 6/23/2020 2:01:00 AM
Seems like a very lovely town to visit.. Or your poem gave it that extra beauty.. Great write Tom..
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 6/23/2020 3:23:00 AM
Wow.. Another Bard from Avon.. That is why your words are flowing elegantly.. Have a great day Tom..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/23/2020 3:10:00 AM
Thank you Jenish, it's a quiet country town about 25 minutes away from Stratford Upton Avon where Shakespeare was born, we share the same river. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 10:17:00 PM
Sounds like a great place Tom. If I ever get over there I drink a pint with you in your neighborhood pub!
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Date: 6/23/2020 3:09:00 AM
Thank you Timothy, you'd be more than welcome, there are some great pubs around here. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 8:26:00 PM
Great description, Tom, no wonder it did well for you.
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Date: 6/23/2020 3:06:00 AM
Thank you very much Beth, it's a beautiful town, I've no regrets leaving the city where I lived 27 years ago. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 7:34:00 PM
What a fine beginning to writing poetry Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/23/2020 3:00:00 AM
Thank you Caren, I've never looked back, Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 5:55:00 PM
Oh wow, top 15 out of 300 is a very big deal! You should be very proud nonetheless! I love this poem, Tom:-)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/22/2020 6:05:00 PM
Thank you very much Edward, I'd never thought of writing and I suppose this was the spark that set me on the road to writing, always thought a rhyme was poetry, never realised there were so many different forms, joining soup was a big eye opener for me. Hope you are well. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 4:41:00 PM
Lovely Tom. What a pretty picture yo paint of your home town and even a little history too. Bravo. Sounds like my kind-a town. God Bless and thanks for the lovely review of my last poem. JB
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/22/2020 4:43:00 PM
Thank you Judy, my In laws retired here and we used to visit and fell in love with it. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 4:36:00 PM
What a lovely place, Tom! Your description takes me there and I roam there through your words. Great job with the details, imagery. Sounds like a terrific place to visit.
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Date: 6/22/2020 4:41:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, it's a beautiful country town by the river Avon. Been here 27 years now. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 3:49:00 PM
Sounds so idyllic to me! And showcases your brilliance as a Poet for sometime now. What a lovely, place, Tom. That was a high place for a beginning poem..congatulations..years late!)) Glad you are part of P.S. Panagiota xo
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Date: 6/22/2020 3:52:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, it set me on the road to writing, prior to that I didn't bother much but glad I got the bug. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 3:32:00 PM
A lovely piece Tom filled with a nice history tale of Evesham, so interesting on a place didn't know much about. Blessings, Gordon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/22/2020 3:50:00 PM
Thank you Gordon, it's a lovely country town, quite peaceful compared to Birmingham where I came from. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 3:32:00 PM
It sounds to be a lovely place dearest, Tom. Certainly your poem is very well written with a lot of information. I think you should have won the contest. Excellent piece of work!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/22/2020 3:48:00 PM
Thank you very much Demetrios, I had a letter from the editor to say I'd reached the last fifteen, I wasn't expecting it, and I began my poetic journey. Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 3:01:00 PM
I have visited Evesham and agree it is beautiful... hubby did his training there:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/22/2020 3:06:00 PM
Thank you Jan, where did he do his training, was it the BBC? Tom
Date: 6/22/2020 2:30:00 PM
Sounds like a lovely place to visit, Tom, I'm glad it did so well and inspired you. Cheers, John
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/22/2020 3:05:00 PM
Thank you very much John, it was the best move I made 27 years ago. Tom