Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' Job Security - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

It’s 1720’s London
& highwaymen are notorious

for fixing up notices
on doors of rich folk’s houses

forbidding them
(on pain of death)

to go out
without

at least
10 guineas & a gold watch

upon their soon to be
held up person.

Anything less & they get it!
Got it?

It’s a hard living
and no respectable highway man

would get out of bed
for anything less.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, August 31, 2009


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