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