The first two poems were inspired by the music of Tamla Motown and a concert which I was minded to go to twice. 

The performers were none other than,
 Miss Martha Reeves. Miss Freda Payne & 
Mr Edwin Starr,

The concert ‘Dancing In The  Streets’ after the first concerts I was fortunate enough to meet Martha and Freda and then went home and, after a few days playing with words and ideas, I wrote the following two poems.

I just had to enjoy that music again and subsequently went to Cheltenham to see and experience this incredible soul music,a second time and met again Martha & Freda and also briefly Edwin Starr.

Sadly it was but a few short months later that Edwin ‘came home’