Gradely Folk Revisited by Grant Somerville

I wrote a poem about ‘Gradely Folk’ and my regrets about the lack of the same,

Then I went to ‘Pride in Oldham’ and ‘POINT’ and felt a pang of shame,

They were all there, those ‘gradely folk’, showing just what they had done,

And whether they won awards or not, in reality, they all had won.

So my dark thoughts flew right away and my heart just burst with pride,

My eyes got moist and I began to feel the burn of love inside,

A lot of these folk had seen tough times, when lots of support was needed,

And now they were all putting help back, with all the advice they’d heeded.

So here’s to all those ‘gradely folk’, who keep giving out all that love, 

And also here’s to the cared for, who deserve both sweat and blood,

What goes around comes around and when it’s your time for care, 

Just hope there are ‘gradely folk’ around who’ll give you your fair share!