john mc cudden


Boy And Man


he played his music
he played it for fun
he played his music for everyone

as he plays no one every asks his name
no mother no father it drives him insane
as he plays his music no one askes his name
no parents in this orphant game

he plays his music for the people
lonely busker outside the cathedral
we all know the one with the steeple

they clap they smile he escapes for a while
drunk with the music confused by their smiles
as the sounds carry him away
he finds a place he wants to stay
for a time people listen
but in his mind theres still something missing

the solider the sailor tapping in time
the money they throw he spends on cheep wine
the father the son dont spend a dime
now they rush to get home on time

as you stand tapping in time
to his music for the deaf dumb and blind
so please ask his name just one time
this is a person who need to feel fine
dont you worry even god was blind
this is a person

Submitted: Saturday, January 17, 2009
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  • Marie Shine (2/8/2009 6:57:00 AM)

    Beautiful, poignant poem John, so well written on behalf of those who are unable to speak for themselves.Wouldn't it help so much if we could see our God in each person we meet along the path of life.We would be kinder to each other, love each other more and treat each other more humanely.I love this poem John - a 10
    Reminds me of the poem I wrote on 'Can You See Me? 'Thank you for sharing a familiar scene with me and making me more aware of my fellow Man. (Report) Reply

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