54251  Poems Read Home Login

 selection

The Scouser


He was the only Scouser I'd ever met
A rogue, rascal, vagabond, and a mate:
We met on the train on our first day
Walked together through the Depot gate.
Me, just up from Yorkshire village,
A really truly country boy hick
Long, lanky, green as grass,
And in truth twice as thick.
And he a man of the world.
Certainly compared to me.
I think the first man I ever met
Who was really truly free.
He waltzed his way through Army life
With utter bare faced cheek
Found his little niche of comfort
In less than four weeks.
He became the camp scavenger.
If you'd lost any piece of kit,
Have a word with Old  Scouser
To acquire a replacement bit.
(Which he may have stolen from you anyway
To replace what another squaddie had lost
But heck it was Old  Scouser, wasn't it mate
And he replaced at such a reasonable cost).
I carried him back to camp one night
He swore blind his mind was so clear
Just that his legs weren't working well
After his mixed Vintage Cider and beer.
We parted during training
After a leg injury he had,
But I remember what he said to me
Keep on laughing Terry me lad.
Where ever you are Scouser mate
I never ever forgot.
So thanks for that lesson
I owe you such a lot.
If I ever get to heaven
And the Pearly Gates are gone
It's a pound to a pinch of salt
The Scouser helped  to move them on.
He was the only Scouser I'd ever met
A rogue, rascal, vagabond, and  a mate.
We met on the train on our first day,
Walked together through the Depot gate.







©2000 - 2017 - Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]  [ Search ]



dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
dreamweaver
poetic2050 Poetry by poetic2050 - Feedback and critique requested.  
poetic2050
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
poet5170
johnoe Poetry by johnoe - Feedback and critique requested.  
johnoe
author3877 Poetry by author3877 - Feedback and critique requested.  
author3877
countrypoet Poetry by CountryPoet - Language of Enchantment Words are beautiful...  
countrypoet
sirricky Poetry by sirricky - Feedback and critique requested.  
sirricky

dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
dreamweaver
poetic2050 Poetry by poetic2050 - Feedback and critique requested.  
poetic2050
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
poet5170
johnoe Poetry by johnoe - Feedback and critique requested.  
johnoe
author3877 Poetry by author3877 - Feedback and critique requested.  
author3877
countrypoet Poetry by CountryPoet - Language of Enchantment Words are beautiful...  
countrypoet


madpote
madpote
last on: 15-05-2017
potrieman
potrieman
last on: 15-05-2017

aussiepoet     peterkiggin      helenjradford      smallsteps      forjustamoment  View All Poets
Newest Item: FROM HERE ITS PARTY TIME
When life gets tedious just a bit Time to turn back the clock some And give y ... More
Added: 2017-08-23  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites