Mark Heathcote

Silver Star - 3,433 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

River Street Urchins


River street urchins,
The gutters are swelling.
[Waiting…] for the sky—you and I
To reach—the storm drains of joy.
Before we go…
Before we let, go.
We too will rain…

River street urchins,
Before we go…
Before we let, go.
We too will rain…
River street urchins…

Paupers oh, so giving, don't you know.
We'll queue in the streets
And pray to be free!
Till we go…
Before we let, go.
We too will rain…
On every official bank holiday parade:

Till we're free, till we're free
Till we're free, till we're free
Till we're free, to go…
We'll never clear-out:
Absorbing as every stain might be.

I'll fabricate a new colour?
A rainbows pot of gold…
One for just you and me!

Submitted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Edited: Thursday, February 05, 2015

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Comments about this poem (River Street Urchins by Mark Heathcote )

  • Gold Star - 25,172 Points Akhtar Jawad (3/25/2015 10:49:00 PM)

    I'll fabricate a new colour?
    A rainbows pot of gold…
    One for just you and me!
    It's great and wonderful..........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,386 Points Lyn Paul (7/27/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    We too will rain holds so much power. well written and great work. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 816 Points Leslie Philibert (7/27/2013 6:27:00 AM)

    not bad, had trouble with the lines with we`re and were... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mj Christopher (7/27/2013 5:46:00 AM)

    Great poem as always, my favorite
    Sounds like a deal,
    Maybe yes, maybe no
    His heart wants to come back
    But his sanity says no
    Break time
    Vacation, just pay a visit
    Yes or No, i dont know....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emmanuel Isuku Isuku (7/28/2012 8:40:00 PM)

    I like your poetry, it is what reading. Keep the flag flying (Report) Reply

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