Liam Hughes

Rookie - 372 Points (25/03/1991 / Bedfordshire, UK)

I Was Warned - Poem by Liam Hughes

I feel like I've been robbed with a fountain pen
I was warned about these kind of men
It was said some time ago but it still applies
I was warned about these kind of lies
It rings true in my ear as listen to the song
I was warned about this kind of wrong

Well as soon as I am back standing on my feet
I was warned about this kind of deceit
You pull the wool away from my tired sight
I was warned about this kind of plight
To reveal the problems you've given me to face
I was warned about this kind of disgrace

Well done you've managed to bring me to the floor
I was warned about this kind of war
Do you not understand these are difficult times
I was warned about these kind of crimes
There is no way that I am able to defend
I was warned about these kind of men

Topic(s) of this poem: warning


Comments about I Was Warned by Liam Hughes

  • Bri Edwards (2/28/2017 5:18:00 PM)


    It rings true in my ear as listen to the song............do you 'want' I in front of listen? otherwise, i'm not understanding it.

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    your line: You pull the wool away from my tired sight..........does not match with the idiom i'm used to hearing about 'pulling wool'

    here is what i found online:

    pull the wool over somebody's eyes

    to deceive someone in order to prevent them from knowing what you are really doing Don't let insurance companies pull the wool over your eyes - ask for a list of all the hidden charges.
    See also: eye, pull, wool

    Cambridge Idioms Dictionary,2nd ed. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006. Reproduced with permission.
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    Well done you've managed to bring me to the floor
    I was warned about this kind of war..................i would put a semicolon [; ] after Well done.

    and............it sounds less like a war and more like a 'one-sided' pummeling****! ! ! ! it seems you are no match for your adversary!


    **** pum·mel
    ˈpəməl/
    verb
    verb: pummel; 3rd person present: pummels; past tense: pummelled; past participle: pummelled; gerund or present participle: pummelling; past tense: pummeled; past participle: pummeled; gerund or present participle: pummeling

    strike repeatedly, typically with the fists.
    Bob did not fight back for the fifteen minutes that the half-dozen men pummeled him
    synonyms: batter, pound, belabor, drub, beat; punch, strike, hit, thump, thrash, cold-cock;
    informal clobber, wallop, bash, whack, beat the living daylights out of, give someone a (good) hiding, belt, lay into, lam, bust, slug;
    literary smite
    you can't just freak out and start pummeling people
    North American informal
    criticize adversely.
    he has been pummeled by the reviewers

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    i DO like the rhyming, but, as i've said to some other poets, i'd rather have a poem i understand better than one with rhyming which, though good rhyming, may cause the poet to be less successful in other areas of creativity.

    I'll get to more of your poems later. i often find myself editing my own poems quite a bit, including correcting 'silly typos', misspellings, etc. still i DO miss some of my 'goofs'!

    bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, April 7, 2014


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