Francis William Lauderdale Adams

(27 September 1862 – 4 September 1893)

A Street Fight - Poem by Francis William Lauderdale Adams

SIR, we approve your curling lip and nose
At this vile sight.
These men, these women are 'brute beasts'? — Who knows,
Sir, but that you are right?
Panders and harlots, rogues and thieves and worse,
We are a crew
Whose pitiful plunder's honoured in the purse
Of gentlemen (like you),
Whom holy Competition's taught (like us)
'What's thine is mine!' —
How we must love you who have made us thus,
You may perhaps divine!


Comments about A Street Fight by Francis William Lauderdale Adams

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/22/2017 12:56:00 PM)


    Brute beasts! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/22/2017 6:37:00 AM)


    A strange poem but enjoyable. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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