Poem by 90-year-old celebrates enjoying what life has to offer

A POEM written by a keen 90-year-old author has so impressed a friend that she encouraged him to submit it to The News.

Monday, 27th November 2017, 5:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:48 am

Hayley Beaudelaire visits William Pratt, on the right of the picture, and said she wa amazed by the quality of the poetry he writes.

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Mr Pratt, who is Portsmouth born and bred, is pictured with his friend of more than 40 years Eddie Copini, with whom he ran businesses including a paintbrush-selling firm that saw the pair travel the world.

Hayley said: ‘I was reading a book of William’s poems and I thought they were excellent. He’s a lovely man and I’m so pleased that his poem’s going to be printed.’