David Gibbs

Repeat - Poem by David Gibbs

Life is given,
One small child,
Born to a world corrupt and wild.

How long then?
For the first fist to fly,
To stick in the boot, just to survive.

Get them home early,
Out of the dark,
For muggers and rapists are out in the park.

And what about school?
A safe place to be?
There's a bloke at the gate selling cheap fags and 'E'

The teenage years,
Rebellious growth,
The gulf between you widens for both.

Don't be disheartened,
Or full of dismay,
For weren't you the same once, as they are today?

Wasn't it you?
Who used to smoke fags,
Behind the bike sheds with the rest of the lads.

Didn't you used to,
Stay out till dark?
Swear in the street and light fires in the park.

As you are now,
They soon will be,
A mortgage + kids = responsibility.

Comments about Repeat by David Gibbs

  • (11/10/2007 5:46:00 AM)

    Loved this piece! So so true... it's not what are kids do that bothers us...it's that we did it all before them and hate re-living it with them! HA!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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