John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

Micky Marlene - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison

There was a man called Micky Marlene
Whose clothes were dirty though his hands were clean,
He said 'You'll never guess where I've been
Or the things I've done and the things I've seen

'I've walked this earth for many a year
And I've seen men's courage dissolve into fear,
I've laughed at their folly and not shed a tear
When I relaxed in the bar and swallowed my beer!

'I don't give a monkey for money or fame
And when it comes to sex I don't have any shame,
Religion is stupid and life's just a game -
There's no need for judgement 'cos no one's to blame!

'You may think me callous but I don't care;
If you're talking of suffering, well I've had my share,
I've been on my knees and uttered a prayer
But God is a figment - there's nobody there!

'So don't try to fool me with words of advice,
I've made my mistakes and I'm paying the price,
I know my intentions are not very nice,
Just mind your own business - I won't tell you twice! ! '

Those were the words of Micky Marlene
Whose clothes were dirty though his hands were clean,
A bit of an actor, he still must have been
The most lecherous man that I've ever seen.

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  • Wahab Abdul (12/18/2011 11:24:00 AM)

    your are senior poet sir
    this poem really a nice one
    I admire it
    I like you also read my poems and honestly comment on those
    your comment is very important to me, sir
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 18, 2011

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