Treasure Island

Danny Draper

(14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Alpha males and safety.


Are you deaf mate? Why?
Because there's a sign there,
Can't you read?
Don't worry! It's my job!
Everyone that comes along here
For whatever reason
Good reasons, safety for one!
Has to follow the rules.
It's the law that's why!
Joking aren't you, you'll be ok?
'K, you a superhero or what?
Look mate, gotta go!
Man some people are from a diff'rent planet!
Now here's another one,
Oi! What are you doing? Get out of there!
Please can these people just listen?
Quittin' time, can't come soon enough,
Right see ya mate, yeah! Drive safe!
See you to t'morrow!
Thursday, yeah that's right!
Usually works Wednesday, swapped.
Vowed never to work weekends,
Weekdays long enough... For sure!
'X'llent money, but too much tax.
You're better off relaxing, sleeping in
Zzzzzzzs til at least 9. See ya.

Danny Draper 26/9/2012

Submitted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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This monologue is an alphabetical acrostic as alluded to in title.

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  • Ruth Walters (10/26/2012 8:48:00 AM)

    I like the 'are you deaf mate' and 'can't you read' This never fails to annoy as the person saying 'are you deaf mate' is so ignorant and plainly illiterate but doesn't know it, yet is laying down some man made rule without so much as the courtesy to inquire politely whether the person has had time to read the sign. It's a poem that's very
    true to life, showing up all the unfairness's in there multi coloured rainbow. Well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (10/6/2012 4:42:00 AM)

    Great fun! A poem that invites the reader to imagine the scene and the other unheard characters. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (9/28/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    This is so cleverly put and takes one on memory journeys.... initially i thought youd had a bad day rowing with someone which added to me a little bit of humour and anx combined.... glad for your footnotes and the title is as ever a great play on words... bravo dear poet.... thanks karen (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (9/27/2012 9:46:00 PM)

    Admirable! A well penned and thought provoking write that clearly shows your talent and writing skills! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City (Report) Reply

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