Canvey Spirit

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A Poem

By Sharon Martinson

An Island spirit watches its people

With its protective shawl

It lets them free, but draws them back

And when they hear its call

It’s time to return, no reasoning why

Except the Island spirit’s cry


Islanders are the spirit people

Earthy, real and kind

Canvey will always be their home

A knowing smile, a friendly nod

The Canvey spirit is like a God

Worshipped within, invading hearts

Familiar faces, no airs and graces


The wall protects them with its arms

The sea surrounds them with a smile

And the people return within a while

Steeped in a history of kith and kin

It is a yearn that comes from within

Unified, they are as one

A force together and forever

This page was added by Janet Penn on 07/08/2014.

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