Robert Leary

Rookie - 8 Points (New London, Connecticut)

A Partner Poem by Robert Leary


A partner’s got to have your back
No handshake cloaked handout
He’s got to be there
Thick or thin
Holding up the space you’re in
Through rapids
And perhaps a fall
To rocks below
Where able to climb out
You pick up and start again
A partner’s got to have your back

Submitted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,078 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (12/1/2009 10:14:00 PM)

    I like this because it is complete and cutting, has a definite point/idea, and starts with a premise ending in a conclusion. The lines are relevant to the idea, not 'hanging' or a rambling or words and your arrangement of the verses is just right. Great work! 10+

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