Buxton Shippy

Freshman - 717 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Hanging Out - Poem by Buxton Shippy

We were just boys hanging out,
On a full-moon night;
Hoping to see a few girls go by.

But before we knew it
The policemen arrived on the seen,
I felt something strange;
It's never good,
When they showed up like this.

One police
Picked out Johnny
While the others stared us down;
I did not hear what Johnny said to him
But I heard the slap
And saw Johnny's head snapped back.

After all that
They jumped in their van
And left the seen.

We picked up Johnny,
He was still dazed;
He struggled for the first step
But him walked home alright.

His mother saw us coming,
From a distance;
She could tell
Something was wrong;
She rushed toward us
And hugged her son.

'What did he do this time'?
Nothing Mam,
We were just hanging out.

Comments about Hanging Out by Buxton Shippy

There is no comment submitted by members..

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: Monday, February 4, 2013

[Report Error]