'Dealers Did Not Get Furlough': Words From Local Scouse Poet 'D'ya Know What I Mean?'

Updated: May 15, 2021

Pasted Up In The Baltic, Poet 'D'ya Know What I Mean?' Have Given Us A Different Perspective On The Pandemic

Eleanor Hancock's poem 'Drug Dealers Did Not Get Furlough' (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).
Eleanor Hancock's poem 'Drug Dealers Did Not Get Furlough' (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).

Local Scouse poet Eleanor Hancock, however, possibly more widely known as 'D'ya Know What I Mean?', has wrote a poem for drug dealers who 'did not get furlough'.


The piece can be seen in various areas of the city, with this particular photograph of her work located in Jamaica Street in The Baltic Triangle.


2020 was the blues.

That we didn't choose.

Divided we were;

in receipt of 80% bills.

linin' up outside supermarkets still.

couldn't even meet me mate 2 chill.

So sat off in r's taking pills.


An' I'll have you know,

Drug dealers DID NOT get furlough.

Those with cash on the side,

Simply could not apply.

But it's imperative to survive.

And to the dole we must lie.


- D'ya Know What I Mean?


DRUG DEALERS DID NOT GET FURLOUGH.

If you want to read more of Eleanor's amazing work you can visit her Instagram page - @DyaKnowWhatIMean or visit her website dyaknowwhatimean.com

Local Scouse creative, Eleanor Hancock's, poem 'Drug Dealers Did Not Get Furlough' pasted up in The Baltic Triangle (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).
Local Scouse creative, Eleanor Hancock's, poem 'Drug Dealers Did Not Get Furlough' pasted up in The Baltic Triangle (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).

Photographs by Peter Eric Lang:

Jamaica Street,

The Baltic Triangle,

Liverpool City Centre,

City of Liverpool,

Liverpool City Region, UK.

 

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