Mark Heathcote

Gold Star - 17,343 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

River Street Urchins - Poem by Mark Heathcote

River street urchins
The gutters are swelling
[Waiting] for the sky—you, 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 there might be.

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

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Comments about River Street Urchins by Mark Heathcote

  • Adeline Foster Adeline Foster (5/29/2016 3:36:00 PM)

    An interesting write. But I did like the personalized colors of choice. Read mine - We the Unencumbered -
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  • Sranisha Francis Sranisha Francis (9/18/2015 4:52:00 PM)

    These words are very thoughtful.

    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. (Report) Reply

  • Maria Gonzalez (8/31/2015 2:40:00 PM)

    This is a lovely write. I quite enjoyed it. It's almost musical in its composition. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad 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

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (7/27/2013 11:36:00 AM)

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

  • Leslie Philibert (7/27/2013 6:27:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • 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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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 28, 2016


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