A poem about one of those Shane Meadows films



The cast of This is England

Here’s a poem about one of those Shane Meadows films. I forget which:

Urchins at play


The 80s aren’t like they were in the 80s,

But, nevertheless,

Boggzy, Danno, “Grandma”, Milkmouth,

Kneesy, Weggso, Darren, etc.

Went down to the canal,

Booted, skinned and trim,

Whereupon a ruffian got lairy

And shook an old love

By the duffel coats.

I’ve caught a Thatcher he said

And his mates went wurrrrgh.


One of the skins chucked a muffin

On to the train tracks.

What else are you going to do?


With a hey nonny alright mate,

Watch out mumble mumble.

You can come round to mine for tea

Mam’s making proletarian crumble.


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5 Responses to “A poem about one of those Shane Meadows films”

  1. oldrope Says:

    I preferred the spin off poem series set a few years later

  2. johnlebaptiste Says:

    Yeahm that was pretty good. Here’s a link to the opening credits of the poem in question:

  3. banjofett Says:

    omg I love the soundtrack to this film!!2 This is my favourite song!!!


  4. johnlebaptiste Says:

    HOT JIMMY JANGERS! I liked the bit when the hero looked in the fridge and thought of you. You could tell he was thinking of you because a little thought bubble with a picture of a bearded Omar Sharif appeared next to his head.

  5. blackwatertown Says:

    I vaguely remember studying that poem at school. Wilfred Owen wasn’t it.
    “Quick boys, gas gas
    An ecstasy of fumbling
    Roll the window down before we’re gassed in here.
    Next you eat a Scotch egg in this car you’re travelling with your arse our the window.”

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