Roger Hawcroft

Roger Hawcroft Poems

1. Hero Tale 5/3/2012

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Hero Tale

A hard day done I longed to be
at home with wife and family
but from a doorway came a cry
a call I couldn't dismiss, deny
I faltered then before going by

An old man calls, before I pass
"here, you got a smoke or bit of cash? '
it's quite a while since I last ate"
my ‘social conscience' took the bait
it was darker now and getting late

I even felt some fear inside
And wondered if a ruse might hide
Some mean companion in the night
I almost turned to cowardly flight
But somehow I controlled my fright

My social conscience almost ...

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