Shirley Alexander

Rookie - 1 Points (Somewhere under heaven, Georgia, USA)

Smoking Behind the Gym Poem by Shirley Alexander


She wasn't really my friend, you see;

she just stirred a curiosity in me

for things alien to my propriety.



I watched the way she swayed her hips,

and envied the color thick on her lips,

and laughed at all her funny quips.



Behind the gym she'd go to smoke;

skipping classes for a toke

shared with some big biker bloke.



I saw her from the east wing door

pull up the mini skirt she wore;

the biker said, now show me more.



That big bloke turned his head around

when she threw her butt upon the ground,

and made a little moaning sound.



I learned a lot of things in school,

and I guess I thought that I was cool,

but I never broke a single rule.



My world today is smooth and fair,

with people to love and people to care,

but I still miss things I would not dare.



I saw a note that the girl had died;

she wasn't my friend, still I cried,

for the things she did I never tried.



(©2006)

Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Smoking Behind the Gym by Shirley Alexander )

  • Rookie - 26 Points Laurie Hill (1/29/2009 7:36:00 PM)

    I love your poetry, it really captures life, youth, heady times love and pain...excellent 10 (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]