Johnny Golding

Rookie (6/12/92 / London)

Tramp - Poem by Johnny Golding

Tossed away and left
crawling through the gutter.
They glance and walk
away, uncaringly.
Alone in a crowd they leave me;
Stopping, staring, sneering,
Looking, watching, leaving.
On through the drains I go,
In hope of some place better.

Comments about Tramp by Johnny Golding

  • (11/17/2005 5:02:00 AM)

    although short very good 9 (Report)Reply

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  • (2/3/2005 1:28:00 PM)

    You're poem really touched my fealings about the tsanarmie!
    You must have good emotion!

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  • (2/2/2005 6:34:00 AM)

    Twas the pigfair last September
    A day I well remember
    I was walking up and down in drunken pride
    When my knees began to flutter
    And I sank down in the gutter
    And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
    As I lay there in the gutter
    Thinking thoughts I could not utter
    I thought I heard a passing lady say
    You can tell the man who boozes
    By the company that he chooses
    And with that the pig got up and walked away.

    -I don't know who wrote it, but it's on an album
    by the Irish band Boys of the Lough

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 2, 2005

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