John Scully

Rookie (19th October 1947 / London)

Now Departing From.... - Poem by John Scully

Long ash coats and cherry faces
say nearly, but not quite.
Long grey coats and beady faces
say tomorrow, maybe.
Long drizzled coats and dreary faces
say very, very nearly.
Long black coats and scaly faces
say lift as one.
God he's heavy.
White gowns and plastic gloves long gone
just sorry gloves for someone.

Comments about Now Departing From.... by John Scully

  • Gold Star - 19,416 Points Ramesh Rai (9/25/2013 10:33:00 PM)

    I agree with Elin Grimes. best of luck. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Elin Grimes (9/19/2013 4:50:00 PM)

    I've been through a few contest entries now: this is the first one which I consider to be deserving of the Excellent vote. Just wanted you to know - I love the tone and structure and concise thoughtfulness of this (not to mention the refreshing absence of cliché.) Great entry, best of luck with the contest! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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