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About the poet
Born in Liverpool in 1949, Phil Bowen was heavily influenced by the lively Mersey scene of the...
The Night Soil Men
Night Soil Men – Night Soil Men
We’ll say it again – we’re the Night Soil Men
We work with soil – we work at night
We’re the Night Soil Men – we get it right!
We work with spades – sometimes it’s bricks
We’re the Night Soil Men – we handle picks
We’re inside caves - and inside hovels
Digging soil – moving shovels
We work down deep - we graft and toil
When you’re asleep we’re shifting soil
We're the Night Soil Men – Night Soil Men
Don, Doug and Den – we’re the Night Soil Men!
Phil Bowen, 2010
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