Annie Louisa Walker

(23 June 1836 - 7 July 1907 / Staffordshire, England)

The Old Men Used To Sing - Poem by Annie Louisa Walker

The old men used to sing
And lifted a brother
Carefully
Out the door
I used to think they
Were born
Knowing how to
Gently swing
A casket
They shuffled softly
Eyes dry
More awkward
With the flowers
Than with the widow
After they'd put the
Body in
And stood around waiting
In their
Brown suits.


Comments about The Old Men Used To Sing by Annie Louisa Walker

  • Gold Star - 16,729 Points * Sunprincess * (7/28/2015 9:06:00 PM)

    ............incredible imagery...excellent write ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,490 Points Douglas Scotney (7/28/2015 8:15:00 PM)

    knowing to gently swing (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,167 Points Ramesh T A (7/28/2015 3:53:00 AM)

    Very simple poem to read! Even composition is simple! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010



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