Parents Poems: 43 / 500


Rating: 4.8

Slouching beside my parents
A shabby shriveled bloke
Wrapped himself in a rug worn
Laden with a bulky bag torn

Unfolding his bulky carryall
‘Showcasing’ couple of his works
Animated with the literary styles
And so musical with the themes!

Jibes from the parents & verbose he became
Coaxing them, with the recitals repeat
And so bared the similes, couplets & metaphors
Wide eyes wrestling with the prospective buyers
Though decades and decades passed, while
Posting my poems on poetry site
Requesting attention of members agog, occasionally
Reflecting somewhere deep inside
The faded picture of that shabby bookseller,
His jaunty rhymes, imploring eyes & that unrewarded return

Tamika Robinson 23 March 2010

i absolutely love the way you told a story in this poem. in my opinion, it seems as though you have a sort of 'old english' story-telling flare. i find that as i read this, i sort of escaped reality, which i think is essential for telling a good story.

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Rich reflection is a refreshing river. Well done my friend.

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Eliza Willoughby 08 January 2010

Amazing your writing is an art form in itself :)

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Poem writing I love to say painting emotion with words… If one swayed by excellence ‘Dead’ becomes the poet. Ten. dr. sakti Cordially invite to my page [poem] read / comment and….

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Joseph Poewhit 10 November 2009

Words cast a shdow over many that are in the same boat.

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Johnathan Juarez 16 May 2012

a very nice sentimental voice. unpretentious and soothing

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Saju Abraham 26 March 2011

The poem begins so beautifully and with your unique narrative style, you portray a piece of art through the poem. But the best part is the ending where the reflection comes in. Not to forget the superb imagery. Really a perfect one for me.

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 March 2010

Great piece of work. Keep it up and let us learn from you as well. Thank you. E.K.L.

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Shona Sengupta 24 March 2010

I will be reflecting on this poem. well written.10.

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Stacy Ferkol 23 March 2010

it sounds as though your telling a story while still keeping it poetic and that your reflecting either on yourself or soeone around you

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