at end of our street

on council housing estate

when I were a young lad

lived someone who performed

 in the Black & White Minstrel Show

broadcast by BBC

nowadays expect

it would be considered

quite politically-incorrect

& racist to say the least
I saw the show

but didn't know

the bloke

never saw him

made up in black face

we never spoke

a tad sad

there weren't any real black people

there at that time


I often wore mime

white face in performance

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