Alf Hutchison

Rich Man

RICH MAN

A rich man told me just before he died,
And I’ve no reason to think he lied,
Of ships he’d sailed the seven seas,
And flying fish on salty breeze,

To commoners he gave no tithe,
This world was his alone to scythe;
And scythe he did from dusk till dawn
His laborers broken, bent and torn;

With nose held high he tarried forth,
His countenance full of his self worth;
Then came the reaper to his deaths door
“I’ve come that I may settle the score”

And the reaper did of that I’m sure,
Ceasing his evil for ever more;
No more time for his lucre to swell,
For he dwells now alone in the depths of Hell

Alf Hutchison

Poem Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, June 11, 2009

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  • Erica (11/16/2017 3:19:00 PM)

    Wow Fire and Brimstone
    Preachers delight
    Not my scene on this bright summers night

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  • Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir (5/11/2009 1:21:00 PM)

    hi Alf, perse..afflunce cannot be a vice... unless ofcourse the other attributes that u have do eloquently penned...
    very nice poem
    it forces one to think about the imbalances in life...thanks for sharing
    cheers

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  • Cindy Kreiner SeraCindy Kreiner Sera (4/10/2009 4:10:00 PM)

    A wonderful write, there are the rich (givers) and the rich (takers) and the latter include those who take man's very soul....I believe there is a payback

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  • Fiona Davidson (4/9/2009 4:48:00 PM)

    Pay back time comes to us all Alf...you have portrayed it so wonderfully here...exceptional write...thank you Fi 10+++

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  • Catrina Heart (4/7/2009 10:39:00 AM)

    I would not comment about the morals of this piece since you were asking about criticism...Your QUATRAIN verses were well framed and so the succeeding stanzas were great...you have written it meticulously with fine;

    1) alliteration
    2) assonance
    3) internal rhymes
    4) end rhymes
    5) metaphor

    This was a nice poetic narration.........great job here...10+++

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  • Ted Sheridan (4/7/2009 10:14:00 AM)

    You have a talent for verse.....something about which I know very little.....except when if it is good or bad and yours is good.

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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/7/2009 8:41:00 AM)

    I say unto thee for sure............A camel can pass from the eye of needle but no rich man can enter into kingdom of heaven.......meeks shall inherit the earth.........Good Write.........10++++++++++

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  • Lynda Robson (4/7/2009 8:27:00 AM)

    A well written poem, you are a good poet, look forward to reading more,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • Eyan Desir (4/7/2009 7:49:00 AM)

    this poem was ok
    nothin bad 2 say k

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  • Mandy Hutchison (4/2/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    This is fantastic Dad, and so true

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  • Jill Ferrey (3/31/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    Very true words.........Thank you for sharing.

    Yours in poetry

    Jill

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  • Ron Flowers (3/30/2009 7:13:00 PM)

    A sombre message well delivered.

    Ron

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (3/30/2009 7:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Seems like a fable or myth. Excellent rhyming.......10/10.

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