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Hometown Blues

Yesterday I journeyed back to Sheffield, to cheer on my football team, and found myself going for a wander around one of the city's industrial valleys after the match - not far from where I grew up.

During the walk I wrote a poem, 'Local Boy Done Gone', to give voice to the mixed feelings I have regarding 'home'. I typed it out on my mobile phone, putting it in a text message and sending it myself to save it. I'd like to think that's what Walt Whitman would have done - not that my efforts are as noteworthy, I hasten to add.

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