Treasure Island

David Darbyshire

(6/11/54 / Darwen England)

The Right Time

You know you live your whole wonderful life,
30-40-50 years and more, with love and strife.
That is a long time to live, to be
at the right place, at the right time.

I lived good, hard, fast, slow and with care.
Fifty odd years I have now waited to be there.
In Amsterdam on the corner of Singel and Prime
Imagine what it took to be there, at that special Time

I was there at the right point, at the right time
17: 32pm I stood on the right place, X marks the spot
I parked my Neos scooter against the red brick wall
Took my Helmut off, then a big Drop of Pigeon shit did Fall

I got splattered, I mean covered completely from head to toe
Now that pigeon had to back up, position just right and let it go
So you tell me how did that pigeon get there at that time
and at that place to bomb me, really I think it's a crime.
Then again I am a very very good looking lucky Guy....

Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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  • Ernestine Northover (6/30/2006 10:48:00 AM)

    I won't deem to say that this is a 'crappy' poem David, but when nature calls, it's chocks away! ! ! ! ! ! I thought it made the hair grow better, I read it somewhere? Lovely rendition of pidgeon poo! ! ! ! Thanks for indulging us. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Nalini Hebbar (6/30/2006 5:37:00 AM)

    so the pigeon downloaded on you? ...have you washed up before you wrote this poem...was wondering where the smell was coming from! ! ! ...thanx for the laugh...nalini (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Gale (6/30/2006 5:23:00 AM)

    It was that golden hair of yours, he thought he was flying over a wheat
    Thanks for the morning laugh! !

    Patricia (Report) Reply

  • Francesca Johnson (6/30/2006 4:55:00 AM)

    Covered completely from head to toe? ? Wow, some pigeon........
    Are you sure it wasn't Mke Emine? You didn't hear rotor blade noises, did you? Ha ha ha ha ha. Great poem, Dave..........

    Love, Fran the Fan xx (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Terry (6/30/2006 3:58:00 AM)

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight (giggle) . Thank you David for sharing this wonderfully humorous poem. Of course now you know to leave your helmet on, when standing on the street corner (giggle) . Thanx for sharing David. Barbara (Report) Reply

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