Home of the navy, big and strong,
Think that's it? You are most wrong,
Home of Dickens, and Isambard Brunel,
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed a while as well,
Singers like Same Difference born so very close to home,
Gunwharf Quays, Action Stations and even a PlayZone,
An Aquarium, lots of shops, amusement parks and more,
Theatres, museums, the Isle of White; it's fun from shore to shore,
Portsmouth is a brilliant place, to live and work and play,
People who live or visit here shouldn't ever move away!
Written as entry to be Portsmouth's first Young Poet Laureate. I was short-listed.