Benjamin Michael Clark

Rookie - 125 Points (06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

Don Ward - Poem by Benjamin Michael Clark

In NYC on the corner
of the Avenue of the Americas
& 47th st. Stands a man
Known as 'Don'

He's yelling at you
To come on over
So he can shine your
Shoes for five bucks

He says things like,
'Hey gorgeous, your hair
Looks nice, the lipstick is
Workin' - but you know where
I'm goin' right? Those boots
Need love.'

He lives his life with
No regrets
He loves shining shoes-
He's obsessed-

Don says,
'You can tell a lot about
A man by looking at his shoes-
I can tell if he's cheap
I can tell if he's selfish-
Inconsiderate-
Don't give a damn-
You can tell if he got some money-
You can tell if he's pretendin'
To have money.'

To Don, it's an Art-
He has a way with shoes-

So come on down to see Don-
He's waiting for you-
Rain or Shine.


Comments about Don Ward by Benjamin Michael Clark

  • Bronze Star - 2,848 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/10/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Wow such an adorable piece superb in content n rhyme, i send my sandals for his shoeshine, i like all down to earth fellas so enjoyd yor poem about him (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 402 Points Danny Draper (9/24/2013 6:52:00 AM)

    Honest man with an honest mission. Well stated in this character piece. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



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, September 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 21, 2013


[Hata Bildir]