Not Long Left

Rookie (17.05.1981 / The Molten Core)

Won, Too, Free - Poem by Not Long Left

won, to, free
look at me,
i can count forever.
i know that lions come from the jungle,
and that birds have things called feathers.
i know that 2 - 2 = 0
and in the winter from the sky falls snow.
i know that carrots are orange,
and come up from the ground,
and that 2, fifty pences make a pound.
i know that the sun is yellow and is very hot,
and the moon is not
it is cold and is white like cream,
and it looks down on me when i dream.

i know that pigs are pink and live in a pen,
and in space live clever spacemen,
who fight aliens and float around,
did i tell you that i know
2 fifty pences make a pound?
i learnt today that there was a man called jesus,
who did all sorts of magical things,
he made people better,
and thats why when we are in church,
we sing hymns.

what i dont know is why
people like my nan have to die,
and why elephants are so shy.
daddy says i will learn it all one day,
so for now
i am going out to play.

Comments about Won, Too, Free by Not Long Left

  • (12/17/2005 5:30:00 AM)

    you empathise as a child extremly well.
    Great poem
    Liz Munro.
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  • (11/21/2005 3:18:00 PM)

    Your title also hooked me. I would have loved to have more lines in the same voice. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2005 2:11:00 PM)

    could life ever be so simple as it was then? i'm trying to get back there...

    good stuff here, Vincent.

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  • (11/21/2005 12:23:00 PM)

    Brilliant title Vincent,

    So wonderfully put together. A celebration of innocence that has rarely been bettered.

    All the best

    Denis Joe
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  • Cj Heck (11/21/2005 12:14:00 PM)

    Adorable poem, Vincent. Your inner child is wonderful. I so enjoyed.
    Warmest regards,
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 21, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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