Treasure Island

Jerry Pike

(Harrow, London, England)

A Life In The Day


A Life In The Day

Up before the pride sets in, darkness crawls and twists,
devils of the mind erupt, bind you by the wrists.
Feed them in the dead of night, watch the road, for life,
hum a song you’ve never heard, yet craft it with a knife.

Speak them human, bow their space, treat as crown and King,
multiply each passing fear, then let the mountains sing.
Try to keep what’s sane pretence, locked within your head,
argue sanity’s not real, fight for living’s thread.

Count those numbers, four, three, two, once upon a time,
Cinderella to the ball, staking out her crime,
all this place for fairy tales, whipped behind, back then,
wonder what inspires you now, cats and wine, not men.

Victim for a daytime scam, smile and wait and smile,
not quite sure the tanner’s dropped, on a crooked stile.
Normality is packed away, boxed inside the trap,
write what’s left of yesterday, somewhere on a scrap.

Losing to a silent thief, with no jesters bell,
beggaring won’t bring belief, ring the chimes for hell,
stroll out for a respite shop, drag some real world home,
teatime from a plastic bag, bolt, indoors alone.

Struggle keeping smart and neat, lost behind a mask,
placed there by a comic gene, laughing till the last,
tears spill out, dementia snarls, to wear your coat of pain,
it’s hard to be an angel, when you’re soaking through with rain.

Submitted: Sunday, February 18, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Life In The Day by Jerry Pike )

Enter the verification code :

  • Philip Housiaux (4/18/2008 7:30:00 AM)

    Yes I must also use the word brilliant. The hints of the aging derelict with the bitter ironic observations that he/she makes on life and his situation all very accessible and yet intensely felt. thanks (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Scattered dreams, gajanan mishra
  2. The Glow on the Outback Hill, David Lewis Paget
  3. God's Kind of Poetry, Diane Hine
  4. Whole world enjoys with this pain,, Aftab Alam
  5. Epitaph, Naveed Khalid
  6. By The Corner, Abby Bilan
  7. COPLA 109 RESOLUTION: This Bad Guy World, T (no first name) Wignesan
  8. Poet as a life(SLIM JAY), Prince Lartey
  9. Know the meaning of life, gajanan mishra
  10. Oracle, Naveed Khalid

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trend Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. At Last She Comes, Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Trees, Joyce Kilmer

Trend Poets

[Hata Bildir]