ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Liverpool Docks - Book of Time

Updated on April 29, 2018

Old Liver Clock


Mersey Street


Old Mersey Street


Liverpool Docks, Men Of The Docks

In yesterdays book of time,

the feet of the dead

wore an even tread,

as the men of the docks

solid as the rock,

marched to the ticking

of the old Liver clock.

In a mersey street

of yorkstone flag,

the prints of feet

marked and pitted ,in a line,

patterns softened, now by time.

No sign of hobnail boots,

just a boat on show.

Decked in bunting cotton.

Memory of the dockers





    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thanks greencha, John and I from Manchester have just been having a tussle with a James A Watkins -hubpages ,do you know of him? He adores Maggie !! Huh! Would love your input. If interested go to my activity on profile,

      night for now and keep well,

      jandee--------thanks for reading

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Brill.. poem jandee, I believe the dockers strike in early 1900 's ended ip to be a one sided slaughter of the innocent by,police, Although most of Liverpool police supported 'em,they had to draft in police fromManchester and Birmingham ,and they sent the army in with a battleship in River Mersey,as Government of time worried about fullscale revolution,,, very sad..then came Mrs T in the 1980's stamping on people trying to protect their righys and dignity,,,,,, so history keeps repeating itself in a sad way.. regards greencha,ps nice to know someone close by using hubs,was getting worried if anyone in UK new about 'em.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thank you Molometer!

      Nice to have you read and give good feedback ,

      best from jandee

    • molometer profile image


      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      How sad this poem is. The passing of an age. Reminds me of my childhood in the London Docks. Hard life, hard men. I for one, am glad to see the back of so brutal a way of life. Grown men, fighting each other for a days work.

      Great poems generate great emotions. This poem works on many levels.

      Well done.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thank you Micky !

      Pleased to have you read it,jandee

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      There's got to be sooo much history there. Thanks again cutie jandee!

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello H.P Roychoudhury,I have friends who in their youth when hitchiking back to liverpool from manchester spotted a massive steam engine on the back of a wagon being transported from Manchester to Liverpool docks. As it struggleg to climb the incline they seized their moment to jump aboard it then transported them to a quarter of a mile to their homes in liverpool but smart teddy-boy suits now covered in grease !!Place- East lancashire road in the 50s. (Who knows maybe this engine was destined for India)

      Thanks for very informative comment, jandee

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a befitting tribute to the working men of Liverpool docks. The men of docks are unforgettable, who were the men behind to bring first the steam Engine from Manchester to Liverpool if I am not mistaken to enhance the country’s economy by improving the dock’s communication facility.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thanks Charlie, I have absolute respect for all the dockers not only in Liverpool but all over the planet and I am so pleased it came through, jandee

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      'patterns softened now by time' kind of like your picture, softened. lovely. yes. the poem too as you pay respect to the old timers long gone.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hi Tony,Pleased to have reminded you of your visit and sail around the 'Liverpool Bay' small world isn't it !thanks for remarks,m

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful tribute to the working men of Liverpool docks. Have visited there once and was impressed. Took a "Ferry across the Mersey" too!

      Thanks for this lovely poem.

      Love and peace


    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello there D.A.L,

      Nice to hear from you and blushing at your sweet compliments ! Do you think it's time for a hub about wellies with all this rain ?best from jandee......

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Well hello miss_jkim,

      Thank you so much for reading and nice remarks regards, jandee

    • D.A.L. profile image


      8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Jand, your talent and knowledge shines through once again in this great hub. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes.

    • miss_jkim profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, I really like your style!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)