Rosa Mayfair

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Beggar-Man - Poem by Rosa Mayfair

Six silver strings were spinning
They had me in a trance
The beggar-man was singing
It pierced me like a lance
But my pockets they were empty
And my eyes filled with tears
So I turned and walked off quickly
With my fingers in my ears

I returned the next day
With a coin inside my hand
To the square at Broadway
Where I had seen him stand
But he was long gone from there
He'd vanished from this land
I've got a penny for your thaughts now
Please come back beggar-man

Comments about Beggar-Man by Rosa Mayfair

  • (1/15/2006 11:52:00 PM)

    Dear Rosa,
    Jefferson makes complete sense on several issues. Sadly in alot of ways, the so- called traditional type poems are very difficult to get accepted. Rhyming per se isn't such a negative aspect and perchance it will one day make a resurgence and by all means continue to compose it but don' t expect to have many publications going for it. Myself...well consider last collection of verse contained merely a smidgen of rhymers; perhaps 5 out of nearly 60. Here is my spin on things...when writing those traditional types attempt to get a little funky with the rhymes; avoid the obvious such as true, blue, you, through, few...well, you get the idea...go for the unusual. I hope this helps.

    PS: Sure would have loved to have had this internet business back when I started out way back in the dark ages, .Ha! Ha! See ya!
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  • Cj Heck (1/5/2006 8:16:00 AM)

    A lovely poem, Rosa. It shows your caring heart. Nice rhyme, not forced. A pleasure to read.
    My warmest regards,
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  • (1/5/2006 7:37:00 AM)

    I loved it Rosa. I think it's nice when that type of encounter has an impact on you. Very nice. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2005 4:35:00 AM)

    Not that not what u wanted me to say? ... it is reminiscent of a song Bob Dylan might have written... as i re-read, i like the flowingness... hint of sadness and loss...

    U could work on this and make it even better.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005

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