Did you meet a young homeless East London boy in Walsall 20 years ago and take him to the pub?

I didn't write about this in Poems From a Runaway as it was a buried memory up until just over a year ago.

But when I was around 12 or 13, one time I'd actually ran off to London and one day caught a train to Walsall and had slept rough in a doorway there for a night or two.

I was actually spotted in a doorway by two men that noticed I was young, and when they asked me why I'd been sleeping rough I told them I was around 18 and spoke to them in a fake cockney accent and told them I was from Whitechapel in London and was homeless in Walsall.

They took me to the nearby pub and we played pool, and they let me sleep in the covered and warm hallway inside their block of flats.


I'd love to find these chaps again to say a massive thanks for the soul they shown me that night, and explain the real story.

If you're from Walsall or nearby, then please share this out on social media.
Massive thanks to those that do.


Ben Westwood

:)

Contact  - Benwestwooduk (at) gmail.com



THIS STORY WAS A BURIED MEMORY WHICH I'D FORGOTTEN ABOUT UNTIL AFTER SELF-PUBLISHING POEMS FROM A RUNAWAY.
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