Jesus addresses the multitude on Market Hill
By David Thompson
Blesséd are those who try to park on a Wednesday, for they shall be comforted.
Blesséd are the Town Councillors, for they shall receive their reward in heaven.
Blesséd are the dog walkers, for they shall receive free poop bags aplenty.
Blesséd are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall have their say at the next election.
Blesséd are the pavement cyclists, for they shall inherit the pavements.
Blesséd are the traffic wardens, for they shall be called sons and daughters of god (amongst other things).
Blesséd are the Traders, for their business rate has caused much weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Blesséd are they who are reviled on the Hedon Blog, for they will be strengthened.
Blesséd are the people of Hedon, rejoice and be glad, for ye shall be delivered from the clutches of Hull.
David Thompson, in fine literary and witty form – and with a nod to local issues – says he offers this poem ‘”with apologies to Matthew 5″.
Inspired by the mirth? Want to have a go your self? Can you tell a local tale through poetry?