Treasure Island

Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Admonition


Sons and daughters
Respect authority
In this World System
You need clarity
It can help, it can hurt
Have to know the laws
That govern earth
Be contented with a little
Than much behind bars

There is an urge to do wrong
Resist it!
There is an urge to listen to a filthy song
Resist it!
Even when you are hungry
And your belly turn
Resist it!

Cannot breathe without permission
In captivity
Cannot eat, cannot sleep
Without the man say so
In Captivity
It's a brutal life
Confined to a five by five
Even scavengers live better
When it comes to the law
Live your life to the letter

Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Edited: Friday, May 27, 2011

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

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 (Admonition by Buxton Shippy )

Enter the verification code :

  • Bancroft Boreland (6/10/2011 11:45:00 AM)

    wise words Mr Buxton.this line: There is an urge to listen to a filthy song
    Resist it! , imust say i can't help listening to a dirty song. well no song is actually dirty, just different. but thats just my opinion. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. LIES VS. TRUTH 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  2. REJOICE 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  3. Against My Will, Emmanuel George Cefai
  4. MONEY 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  5. Sitting on the desk, Emmanuel George Cefai
  6. As in a dream, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. EDUCATION 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  8. The night is heavy, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. Your sacred hummock, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. SHOW UP 10 WORD, Beryl Dov

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]