ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

You Might Be Wrong - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Uncouth ill educated lout.
You make your mind up instantly,
you are quite sure you have no doubt.
He is what he appears to be

You later find to you surprise
he is in fact a gentleman.
Regarded by the world as wise.
Not as you thought an also ran.

Because he does not look the part.
You thought him worthy of disdain.
But now you have a change of heart
you have been forced to think again.

Clothes do not make a gentleman.
Quite often they disguise a thief
who’s out to steal all that he can
He’s confident of your belief

That you can quickly recognise
the calibre of those you meet.
Forgetting that appearances lies
when other men are out to cheat.

The cover does not tell the tale
of what is written in the book.
If you are wise you will not fail
to take a second searching look.


Comments about You Might Be Wrong by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (10/4/2009 11:39:00 AM)

    Excellently and efficiently expressed. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2007 2:36:00 PM)

    Ivor, the poem has a grand structure and rythmn - a classical rhyming pattern and carries its subject flawlessly (less a couple typos) end-to-end. I might be wrong but I prefer to read this type of verse to the unstructured, enigmatic meanderings of the 'other' genre. Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2007 7:07:00 AM)

    All my best books by definition have well worn covers... (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2007 6:50:00 AM)

    Breeding apart, what is the differance between a lord or a earl are they they not the same has a working man or girl, only differance they have money to look the part, covering all sorts of evil that lies in there hearts...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2007 6:49:00 AM)

    This is an amazing poem.. truly wonderful and i enjoyed it so much. Well done, your writing leaves the heart stopped for a second as it takes in the words..

    Thank you for this great poem
    Take care,
    Mel xx
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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