R. K. Hart

Rookie - 96 Points (Australia)

I Once Had The Body Of A God. - Poem by R. K. Hart

Now I'm a fat old sod.
Too many cakes and cream buns,
Around my fat chair are too many crumbs.

Once with the hair of a star,
I could have gone far.
Now the head is bald,
And the girls' no longer call.

The skin is red and blotchy,
And my temperament rather crotchety.
I walk the length of our house,
And want to sleep like the church mouse.

If you think I'm a cranky man presa,
You should see me on a bad day!
I'm down on myself and can't stand my ways,
The memory of the body beautiful is a haze.

Maybe tomorrow will see me in a better frame,
My humour may return but not betting just the same.
I could measure the possibility by chain, perch, or rod,
But I'll just be the same bald, cranky, blotchy, crotchety old sod.

RKH 29/08/2012 2: 17 PM


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Write for a laugh.

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  • Bri Edwards (11/8/2012 6:50:00 PM)


    R.K., you wrote for a purpose....Write for a laugh.......and you succeeded, though it wasn't an out loud laugh.
    bri edwards
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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