Scarborough Gypsy

Rookie - 3 Points (2nd October / London)

Passed 86 - Poem by Scarborough Gypsy

You can't be a poet
Passed eighty six
I wonder why that is

Is it because
At eighty seven
You've lost all faculties

Or perhaps 'they' think
That by that time
The poet's dead and gone
There MUST be SOMEONE out there
Who can prove them wrong!


Comments about Passed 86 by Scarborough Gypsy

  • (3/1/2006 10:46:00 AM)

    a happy
    cheerful poem
    which I like
    but sadly
    death withers us all
    and close
    and closer
    only terrible dreams
    dreams of a life
    perhaps wasted
    and no time
    left
    to restore
    the glory
    a fine poem
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  • (2/22/2006 1:42:00 PM)

    Isn't '86-ing' when a restaurant runs out of (or throws out) something? Seems you haven't run out of words and are still pretty fresh! Keep 'em coming! -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • (2/18/2006 4:34:00 PM)

    Sweet little write, a deserved tribute to older writers. Warm regards, Gina. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/18/2006 11:11:00 AM)

    Not a bad poem for a person of your age. I'm sure at this rate you'll be writing just as well next year when you're 87. Hope you are enjoying your retirement as much as I am mine :) (Report)Reply

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  • (2/18/2006 5:31:00 AM)

    Hey Gyps, give me sixty years! Moyaxx (Report)Reply

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  • (2/18/2006 4:38:00 AM)

    Poetry is meaning and if that ever was to run out then so would the life of all Poetry of any age.Keep it going don't extinguish the light, pass it on.Love Duncan (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 18, 2006


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