Tom Allport

Gold Star - 8,333 Points (31/05/1949 / Liverpool)

Pearls Of Wisdom - Poem by Tom Allport

when I was a young boy
my father said to me
son- be a poet
in order to be free
and after a few years
of writing honest glee
my ganny mac one day
whispered to me
tom your a poet
don't ever go to sea
for ships can sink
where as books make us think
then me mam said to me
write your truths
and let it be
but a word of caution
she then offered to me
beware the writing groups
that only offer tea.

Topic(s) of this poem: wisdom

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

light hearted poem of being part in a local writing group

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 1, 2016



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