Proud To Be Me – BOOK SELECTION by Denise Claxton

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Sat amongst the pigeons

In old Londons Trafalgar Square

I’m the 1 in 4 in the crowd

With the breeze in my hair


Old Lord Nelson watches over me

Stands tall and proud

He looks down on me

As I stand out in a crowd

But I’m proud to be me


I’m forever chasing pavements

It keeps the voices from my head

Wandering through the streets of London

Beats being at home stuck in bed

And I’m proud to be me


I mustn’t grumble

I mustn’t moan

I’m a free spirit

As I walk alone

I’ve beaten the demons

Accepted who I am

I’m standing tall and proud

I’m proud to be me


And when Old Lord Nelson looks down on me

I raise my hat and smile

With a clear mind

I’ll walk that extra mile

As I’m proud to be me



Denise collects a handmade hardback book

She will be presented with this at the House of Lords on the 1st May 2013

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Her work will feature in The Yellow Book going nationwide


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Selected Poetry Entries for The Yellow Book please click the titles to view:




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