James McIntyre

(25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906 / Forres, Scotland)

Lines on A.B


Who was expected to attend a Banquet given by the Odd fellows
in London nearly thirty years ago. Several of the London Brethern
were asking for Brother Abel.

When we went down to London in midst of the champaign
A brother looked at me as though I had been Cain,
And in a voice of thunder, as I sat at the table,
He fiercely asked of me 'where is your Brother Abel?'
To which I did reply 'I'm not my brother's keeper,
But at home you'll find him, in his bed asleep, sir.'

Submitted: Friday, May 04, 2012

Form:


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 (Lines on A.B by James McIntyre )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Wild boars., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. Father Damiern, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. Thunder In The Distance, Susan Lacovara
  4. Grant me Love! Demon., Leylek D. Sovura
  5. Test is on, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Post Script, Susan Lacovara
  7. A Ball of Rugs, Hannington Mumo
  8. Behold, O God!, William Browne
  9. Breakfast, Near A Window, Susan Lacovara
  10. The Shed, Susan Lacovara
[Hata Bildir]