Go West

Go West

This week’s word over on The Prompt, Sara has chosen the word ‘Go’. I have decided that my poetry has become somewhat serious of late so I needed an excuse to write something a little more light-hearted and, who better to choose than my favourite group, Go West, who celebrated their 30th anniversary last year.

Regular readers will know that I have met both Peter and Richard on a few occasions now. They are lovely guys, really easy to speak to and always up for a laugh. When I last met them, back in August at the Rewind Festival South, I was able to get some photographs of them and I have included a few on this post. I was also finally able to tell them that Grace had been born to their music and, the song in particular, ‘Never Let Them See You Sweat’ taken from the soundtrack of the film ‘White Men Can’t Jump’. Richard rightly said that it was all part of the big patchwork of life – and they have featured in quite a bit of that with me. I have tried to capture at least some of this in my poem this week.

Go West

Way back in 1985
A group came on the scene
From that point they’ve been to me
The best there’s ever been

With 30 years under their belts
They have longevity
They may not be everyone’s taste
But they’re my favourite recipe!

They’ve been part of my life
In oh so many ways
They’ve seen me through the happy times
And through my darkest days

They were there at my first love
They were there when I was in labour
They were my first ever concert
Their music woke my neighbours

Peter Cox has a voice
That is powerful and strong
He writes such meaningful lyrics
To any given song

Peter Cox

Richard Drummie’s a talent
He’s trekked for charity
Guitarist, producer, composer
A man of great dexterity

Richard Drummie

So who is this group I speak of
That are my favourite and my best?
They’re the Kings of Wishful Thinking
The ones they call ‘Go West’

Victoria Welton 13th January 2016

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22 Comments

  1. January 18, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    I hope they get to read this, i’m sure they will be absolutely thrilled! Lovely photos too! xx

  2. January 18, 2016 / 7:40 am

    This is fab, great use of the prompt! I really liked reading about all the important parts of your life Go West have been a part of x
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  3. January 17, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Aw fab Vic! I remember Go West from the olden days – of proper music by proper musicians! How wonderful you’ve been able to meet them and that they are nice guys. So special when they have been part of the soundtrack to your life, too xxx #theprompt
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    • January 17, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much Leigh. I totally agree, In am so lucky πŸ™‚ xx
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  4. Nicole (The Brightness Of These Days)
    January 16, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    This is fantastic! Very funny and great use of the prompt!

  5. January 16, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Loving this! Fantastic use of the Prompt and a beautiful poetic nod to what is obviously your favourite group x
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  6. January 16, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Brilliant! I do love Go West, and like you, remember them right from the start πŸ™‚ You’re so lucky to have met them! Love your poem, lovely to read something so fun! Thank you so much for sharing (and supporting) #ThePrompt x
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  7. January 15, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    The power of music to uplift, to move us in any given moment, to connect us to our past, to our friends, to those that have passed on, it’s always so intense. x

  8. Agent Spitback
    January 15, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Okay, I am collapsing with excitement. I love and grew up with their music! I just had to hop unto youtube and “King of Wishful Thinking” is blaring now! I am so glad we crossed blogging paths! Looks like it is going to be a very exciting year getting to know you and your blog better!

  9. Michelle Collingwood
    January 14, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Wonderful words….Go West have been part of my life for 30 years….may they be performing for many more years to come xxx πŸ˜ƒ

  10. January 14, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Brilliant! Isn’t it wonderful how powerful music can be when it forms part of key moments in our lives, and takes us right back to that moment when we hear it again even years later. Thanks for hosting a great linky.

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