The poetry and musings of a bus driver in Cornwall
Gray has been driving buses around the challenging lanes of Cornwall for almost ten years now. In that time he has taken inspiration from the wonderful things he sees from his cab. He was the first Lightfoot of his bloodline not to be born in Cornwall for over 350 years and because of this his passion for the land of his ancestors comes out in his poetry.
He tackles subjects such as his love for a minor road; the conspiracy theory of a giant lizard that wanders the streets of Helston; a nauseous sailing across to The Isles of Scilly and a bus driver picking up Death at an undesignated stop and many more. Having written three poems about pirates, he now lays claim to being the Pirate Poet Laureate of Penzance.
The book also contains the bizarre thoughts that pass through this particular bus driver’s head as he witnesses the behaviour of passengers and other road users.
Gray’s poems have been described as “thought-provoking and very funny” and he can often be found shouting them at people in the pubs of Penzance and around the various festivals in Cornwall.