John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

*4 Postman's Knock - Poem by John Knight

I love the morning post - I love to hear the postman's knock
I love to hear the letters dropp - I hope they don't contain a shock
We take it all for granted - the morn - the mail - the man
We write and post our letters - and pop them in the can

One might be for Cornwall - one might be for Spain
Send them gaily on their way - and trust they're not in vain.
I love to hear the postman - bring the morning post
Lots of lovely letters - for reading with me toast.

A birthday card for Aunty Flo
My birthday was ten weeks ago
I'll not complain stick out my neck
For it contained a ten pound cheque

Letters from my creditors - letters from my friends
Circulars and junk mail - adverts without end.
Letters from all parties - asking me to vote
Begging letters form abroad - wanting a ten pound note

Alas because of emails - they're quick and cheap and short
Postman's knock is under threat - no stamps are being bought
To keep the system going - please send me a letter
From you to me from me to you - the more we send the better! ! !

John Knight 3 March 2011

Comments about *4 Postman's Knock by John Knight

  • (3/4/2011 8:27:00 PM)

    Sweet! I love it! The rythm faltered a tad, but by and large it flowed beautifully, consequently a delightful read! By the conclusion I was ready to exchange snail mail addresses for the fun of snail-mailing...a real POSTMARKED letter to and from abroad! This is delightful and comprehensive, covering the types of mail, with a healthy dose of humor and a plea to keep the trade of the postman thriving in this miserable virtual age. Excellent! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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