Keith Fowler

The Happy Tramp - Poem by Keith Fowler

I'se looking for a park bench
One that's out of sight
Get paper from the rubbish bins
To keep me warm at night
I sees a poem contest
I finks I can do that
Them's the linking words me finks
like dat n rat n cat

you place them at the end of lines
to make them sound real good
them ritings are my favourite kind
well, the ones I understood
a pencil from the betting shop
some paper from the bin
I'll go home to my cardboard box
And then I will begin

I'll keeps the ritngs little
An make it really neat
I'll fix the hole that's in my shoe
An rest my blistered feet
When I goes out begging
I sit an raise a hand
I hear the people saying words
That I don't understand

you see, I am a lucky one
this lady tought me well
to read the words on rubbish cans
on toilet walls as well
my parents died at early age
when I was sucking fumbs
a lady took me to a place
I think she called the slums

She tought me how to feed Myself
with rubbish from the trash
collect the empty alloy cans
to make a little cash
but now that ladies past away
an I am all growd up
she gave me all her alloy cans
so's I could live it up

I'll do my ritings here tonight
And post it right away
Then eat the crusty bread I found
Only yesterday
it really helped to pass the time
the ritings best can be
Win or lose
It has been fun
It makes no mind to me

Comments about The Happy Tramp by Keith Fowler

  • Bri Edwards (9/23/2013 1:15:00 AM)

    sorry. i meant tramp. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (9/23/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    fun IS what counts...........a lot anyway. thanks for sharing this unique and entertaining poem, you bum.
    i grudgingly give it a score of excellent.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 17, 2013

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