Dave's poetry book to benefit Bromsgrove's Basement Project - The Bromsgrove Standard

Dave's poetry book to benefit Bromsgrove's Basement Project

Bromsgrove Editorial 7th Aug, 2023   0

BROMSGROVE charity The Basement Project will benefit from the sales of a poetry book penned by its chair of trustees Dave Morgan.

The book entitled ‘Our Dog Breaks Wind and 99 other (what I call) poems’, is an anthology of 100 poems spanning more than 50 years of creative writing by the former Bromsgrove businessman.

Dave started writing poetry as a teenager in the 1960s, having been inspired by an English homework assignment when he was attending Bromsgrove County High School (now North Bromsgrove High School).

Since then he has continued writing rhymes, ditties and occasionally serious poems, together with some hymn lyrics.

His book includes 100 individual pieces with some explanations about when, or why, he wrote them.

They cover an eclectic mix of topics, mainly with a humorous slant – including reflections on childhood, sport, love, gardening, growing old and, as the tiles of the book suggests, pets.

Prior to his retirement in 2015, Dave worked in business management, sales, marketing and business analytics.

Since retiring he has taken up volunteering, including being the National Garden Scheme’s county organiser, a ranger for the Canal and River Trust and a trustee for the Basement Project in Bromsgrove, where he is now the chair.

He is also a lay preacher, public speaker and an active member of Catshill Methodist Church.

Dave said: “After five decades of writing I ended up with an awful lot of poems, some on scraps of paper, others on computer files.

“I reached a point where I decided I wanted to pull them together into a book, before it was too late and they all got thrown away.

“My involvement with The Basement Project provided the perfect impetus to do this.

“I am delighted my words will help support this amazing local charity.”

All profits from the sale of his poetry book will be donated to The Basement Project which supports young people aged 25 and under who are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless or living in crisis.

The book costs £5 and copies are available to buy direct from The Basement Project on Hanover Street.

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