Don Pearson

Rookie - 1 Points (12/01/1950 / England)

Citizen - Poem by Don Pearson

I am sitting on a blanket in the gardens of my head
And my life seems just a story in a book that is unread,
Adventure is a beacon and it’s all that I can see.
Oh. The city shows its light to me,
The city shines its lights for me.

I am sleeping in the doorway of a boarded empty shop.,
The high-rise winds have chilled me through and forced me to a stop.
The police will come to move me on and kick me tenderly
And the city’s icescape freezes me,
The desert city freezes me.

I could never find my way out to a place I could call home.
The needle wins our battle and I’m free again to roam.
I am lying in the gateway of a tumbled cemetery,
Yes. The city quietly buries me,
The city gently buried me.

Listen to this poem:

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written as a song.

-


15th December 2012

Comments about Citizen by Don Pearson

There is no comment submitted by members..



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?



Poem Submitted: Friday, November 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 2, 2013


[Hata Bildir]