Buddy Bee Anthony


I'm Glad My Mom Can't See Me - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

I once was a young man
who life dealt a bad hand
and I've been knocked down to my knees
You've seen me in soup lines
I've fallen on hard times
I'm glad my mom can't see me
I sell pop cans and plasma
scarred up, and battered
I ache from this life that I lead
I get my meds from free clinics
I'm warring with cynics
I pop some ah doze
'n' toke some ah deze

Got me a dog for affection
and sometimes protection
She's there through the night as I bleed
and I'm lookin for a way out
Might take that high jump off the bridge route
Maybe then I could get some peace and release
'Cause them town folk harass me
they grimace as they pass me
They have their opinion bout me
and it's free.
I served proudly, so boldly
but who could've told me
'bout the things
they'd order me to do

I killed men
I killed women
and even some children
while wavin the red,
the white over blue
These wars 'bout destroyed me
my country ignores me
what I wouldn't do for some
relief from the heat
My heart is abandon
I sleep where I'm standin
I'm glad my mom can't see me
and I'm drunk a little dirty
I'm hungry and worried
I die every night in my dreams
Now, it's barrooms and alleys
no peaks
only valleys
I'm glad my mom can't see me


I once was a young man
who life dealt a bad hand
and I've been knocked
down to my knees
You've seen me in soup lines
I've fallen on hard times
I'm glad my mom can't see me
I'm damn glad my sweet momma can't see
the likes of me.


Vincent Johnson
&
Buddy Bee Anthony

Topic(s) of this poem: song


Comments about I'm Glad My Mom Can't See Me by Buddy Bee Anthony

  • Jez Brul (4/5/2018 9:54:00 AM)


    You're glad your mom can't see you because you don't want to add stress on her...Despoie everything, your love for your mom reigns in this poem....so much appreciated...10 and to my poem list, too. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 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


Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 25, 2018


[Report Error]