Wes Magee

(1939 / Greenock, Scotland)

Wes Magee Poems

1. The Boneyard Rap 8/1/2015
2. The Chimney Boy's Story 1/27/2016
3. Until Gran Died 7/21/2016
4. What is the Sun? 7/21/2016
5. At the End of a School Day 7/21/2016
Best Poem of Wes Magee

The Chimney Boy's Story

'Inside the chimney, high I climb.
It's dark inside the sooty stack.
I lose all sense of passing time.
Inside the chimney,
high I climb.

'Inside the chimney, high I climb.
Far, far above .... a patch of blue
where one white cloud drifts into view.
I stop to rest, but that's a crime.
Inside the chimney,
high I climb.

'Inside the chimney, high I climb.
My bare feet slip on crumbling bricks.
I clear rooks' nests - dead leaves and sticks.
The master yells, 'Get working, brat!'
I'm starved. Sometimes I eat a stewed rat.
Soots's in my hair. ...

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