Gordon David

Rookie (1st September 1959 / Edinburgh)

Nhs - Hmp - Rip (A Life So Far) - Poem by Gordon David

My teachers at school didn’t prepare me for this life
Mum and dad were only doing their best for me
The Catholic priest that taught us sex education
The runaway girls who disappeared with my Cherry
My older brothers only out for themselves
I only told the “Shrink” what he wanted to hear
So unprepared for love, the first time around
Sorry little Annie, but I never really loved you
Eileen you broke my heart while on the rebound
Drink and drugs were not very good friends
Working hard to earn a few pounds, helped hide the pain
Love knocked on my door, caught Her on the rebound
Walking hand in hand to see the most perfect sun-rise
Left my friends and family for the final time
Love had enveloped me, as I dropped to one knee
The answer was what I always longed for it to be
Happy, smiling faces as we both said “I DO”
A baby boy that showed we were so much in love
Hard times we had, yet we struggled through
A baby girl, so beautiful, it took my breath away
Life got harder for me, couldn’t face responsibility
No more running away, I’m a husband and father now
Ill health cut me down, the end product of my youth?
I look at life from a lonely first floor window now
There are no bars, but this is still my prison cell
You’re The Warden, The Governor, The Guard with the keys
If you set me free, I would not know where to go
A love-less house, where once stood a happy home
Use the key and open your heart, look you’ll see
There will always be a little bit of me in there
Do I love you? I honestly no longer know
The Un-requited love glass is empty now………….


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2010



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