Treasure Island

Gypsy Boy Varey


Repentence


After midnight and I can’t sleep
Thoughts ploughing furrows much too deep
Tossing and turning in the bed
With thoughts charging through my head

The early hours past late night
Pen is demanding that I write
Not sure what can’t find the words
No more rhymes about little birds

Strange to think a man like me
Has discovered a poetic therapy
Strange to think a pad and pen
Can make a man feel born again

Just put the pen down on the pad
Then soon enough: don’t feel so bad
Pen keeps moving and I feel good
Curb my thoughts of death and blood

It’s true to say I’ve plenty time
To think about composing rhyme
But it’s more than that with me you see
It’s something deep inside of me

When the words go down upon the page
It curbs my anger curbs my rage
It curbs my anguish and my hate
Gives me the platform to think straight

And obviously I’m no Shakespeare
But poems and verse allay my fear
Quite honestly, I find it soothing
Comforting and amusing

Kipling’s words can make me shiver
Byron’s words flow like a river
Poetic words can make me ache
Jerusalem, by William Blake

It’s my ambition to compose
A poem to match the Red Red Rose
But then again I think I could
Settle for one that’s half as good

I’m not too bad at writing rhyme
For a Gypsy boy left school at nine
Everything I know I’ve taught myself
By reading books from every shelf

Don’t judge a man by what he’s earned
Judge a man by his lessons learned
Ignorance is bliss some do say
But ignorance is not my way

Ignore these words, you can’t afford
The pen is mightier than the sword


(c) varey 2013

Submitted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Repentence by Gypsy Boy Varey )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Unlimited Beauty, Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa
  2. A Quarrel, Udaya R. Tennakoon
  3. Lighthouse by the Sea, Mary Bone
  4. Imagination's Gardens, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Betrayed, Vanessa Parodia
  6. meri zingagi ek kahaani bn gyi, dr.Neha gupta the POEMLOVER
  7. Nighttime Visions, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. A song of sadness, Vanessa Parodia
  9. Eternal Wanderlust, Leah Ayliffe
  10. star came to me, dr.Neha gupta the POEMLOVER

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

70

"Arcturus" is his other name—
I'd rather call him "Star."
It's very mean of Science
To go and interfere!

I slew a worm the other day—
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Kenneth Allott

 
[Hata Bildir]