762157  Poems Read Home Login

 Poetryseeds

THE    WHISTLER




He whistles a tune as he walks the lanes
Merrily on his way
A man of no means though happy with life
Cheerily winks at the day

His bed that night had been a hay-stack
No blanket but a cow to hug
He hoped there hadn't been the misfortune
For the poor cow to have caught a bug

No change of clothes for he had slept in them
No bath, there was no en-suite
No repair to his worn-out leathery boots
They very rarely strayed far from his feet

His days were a plethora of excitement
As he toured the country by leg
Cadging a penny from matronly ladies
Whilst appearing not to beg

Light gingery wisps of hair graze his forehead
Under a cap that had seen better days
If he had been given the money to buy a new one
He would have said there were better ways

His work would be an assortment of oddments
Digging gardens, picking litter, even brushing the street
Anything that would offer him
Fair payment in receipt

For he felt indebted and had an obligation to pay
The mere fact that he stood there alive
Wars he had visited and crimes on the streets
He held thankfulness that he had survived










©2000 - 2020 - 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
godspoetwriter Poetry by godspoetwriter - Feedback and critique requested.  
godspoetwriter
poet5576 CHROME YELLOW - Feedback and critique requested.  
poet5576
Poetry by Brian - Wonderful Poems For Wonderful People Truly A Poem For Everyone. Uplifting, and Truthful.  
brianspose
Life Lines by Malibu Poetess - Straight forward prose and poetry on life, love, joy and disillusionment.  
malibupoetess
mykalangelo poems of Mykalangelo. - Tell me whatever, I'm not here often From poetrypoem.com your life will grow  
Mykalangelo

polyanthum     dreamweaver      lookinguntojesus      void      poetry2231  View All Poets
Newest Item: RT
Before you passed to eternity On that morning at Memorial Hospital West Your ... More
Added: 2018-06-10  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites