A Sad Man's Fairytale Poem by Joyce Hemsley

A Sad Man's Fairytale

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I am only a minor 'unknown'
in my little corner of the world.
Such a simple man am I
the lowest lost sheep of the herd.

But yet... I paint and write
and when my 'pearls' unfurl
I could be a lord and master
owner of the mighty world.

Yet no-one even knows my name.
I was born an only child...
brought up by a darling Aunt
in the Emerald Isles.

So now, I paint and I write,
some of my art beguiles.
But my work lies hidden in the loft
in scattered heaps and piles.

Often I have heard it said
'the meek shall inherit the earth'
I am a meek and lowly man
short in height and small of girth.

One day, when I have died
maybe my name will ring a bell
and it will shineth over-night
but the future I cannot foretell.

A golden wish my heart will make
that my daydreams all come true.
I'll go to the wishing well tomorrow.
Yes ~ that's exactly what I'm going to do.

John Oconnell 17 February 2010

touchingly true and well told. john

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Christian Navarro 11 January 2010

i believe that everyone should have a chance to say Hey world! look at me! i can do this, i can do that!

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Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner 28 November 2009

It's the most wonderful gift my eyes have ever had. I'll remember this one until the time is through. And one more thing you should know that your name 'Joyce' is tattoed on my hand, as the one i love is holdin back the same. So you too will be remembered till the end.: -)

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Joyce Hemsley

Joyce Hemsley

Portsmouth England
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