Dave Alan Walker

Gold Star - 4,808 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

Street Of Shame - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

A street of shame
A street of pain
Rape and drugs, no ones sane
and no ones safe

Money owing and drug borrowing
day and night
It's always the same
on this street of shame

People robbing each other blind
taking their last dime
All for the sake of one last line

It's always the same
on this street of shame


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This street is about ten miles away from where I live.
It's got a lot worse over the years.

Comments about Street Of Shame by Dave Alan Walker

  • (4/23/2012 12:30:00 PM)


    What a terrlble place to live. It frightens me. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (4/20/2012 1:17:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem. i like it. (Report) Reply

  • Swarnendu Biswas (4/19/2012 3:15:00 PM)


    Beautiful..A street of shame/A street of pain....is very-well symbolically used....the noun shame really emphasize the diseased side of human-society and by cleverly putting a possession between street and shame, poet hits out at the evil-instinct of human-being.well-done..want more from you. (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2012 2:30:00 PM)


    preach it my brother. where did anything blame a woman in this poem? anyway, i love it! it shows the truth and hides nothing. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (4/18/2012 6:25:00 AM)


    Sounds rotten (the Street I mean) you have put the point over very well. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/17/2012 12:27:00 PM)


    A bit one-sided methinks. Sounds as if you are blaming women! ! But that's a man thing I guess. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2012 11:58:00 AM)


    having walked those streets, i despise them! drugs are hell on earth! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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