Mark Heathcote

Gold Star - 24,718 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

Who Could Lead A Jackal On A Leash? - Poem by Mark Heathcote

There was a gypsy,
Who held everybody’s eye?
She once led a white foal…
No other soul could cajole
And all the men folk, whispered
Now there’s a woman
Worth; war and being, tortured for…
Now there’s a woman.
Mean-heart-ache is worth a bow
There was a gypsy, woman
Who could lead a jackal on a leash?
And make it drink milk from a dish
She once rubbed my soles
And I swear the devil howled …
Saying a thousand religious vows …
There was a gypsy,
A black haired raven
With blue gentian eyes:
You’d look for the moon
Just to disguise your dumb-founded gaze
As she sang all the other gypsy, ladies
Just yawned and frowned
On the prettiest freehold
Property in town…

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 15, 2013

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