Hubert J. Humperdink

Rookie (10/25/85 / New York Town)

An Old Flame - Poem by Hubert J. Humperdink

A clown's smiles dressed in frowns
A lover's bait in a tattered gown

The sky above turns everything brown
Even a clown turns love's love down

Rides a trembling gaze to get around
Leaves bitter whispers in crazy towns

Behind she whimpers without a sound
Adorned beneath they wear a crown

She cries for all the jagged hearts they've found
He smiles at each one that astounds

And they both agree
that though they're bound
There is nothing else but knowing the bandages of a lover's kiss

Comments about An Old Flame by Hubert J. Humperdink

  • (2/10/2007 9:14:00 PM)

    Not too bad
    For a new poet
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/2/2006 10:38:00 AM)

    I love this poem, it's very cryptic, I love the words you used and the imagery is very consistent! (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

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?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 8, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]