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Born out of rhythm

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Born out of rhythm

      Born Out Of Rhythm.

Born out of rhythm, in a world so filled with din

A man just born to suffer, or there ain’t no moving in

He was born beyond the other side of town

And he never lets his burdens weigh him down.


He’s trying to grab the sky to find the way

The future where, and where was yesterday?

He’s trying to be a nowhere man

And no one strives to really understand.

He moves into a corner as they try to keep him down

He knows another world 

so his words they try to drown.

Born to be humbled, he can’t let them get him down

As he throws away his pride

lets them treat him like a clown

Or anything, it doesn’t mean a thing

 As he tries to wither, sees what that will bring.

Written in 1990.

Copyright © Peter Duggan

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:01:00 PM
    I love the flow of this one..very emotional and deep. Great song lyric..! ~Shirley

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/6/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Think you so much for taking the time to read and comments on my words Shirley. Your kind words are appreciated...petter
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Emotive work that you have penned..It seems sometimes that things and places in life hold us beneath our abilities but most come into their own if they keep the faith and keep trying ..Enjoyed reading your work...Your comments were uplifting..Do you live in Washington state where the great trees that are so large grow?..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/27/2013 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Sara, for your comments. No I don' come from America at all I come from Perth in Western Australia. Dead trees live amongst the Live ones, and to me this is very symbolistic. I appreciate your all your comments, friend....Peter
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:08:00 PM
    i see your talent started long ago, this one flows along nicely...i wanted to sing along with it, great lyric poem :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/27/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Sara, your comments are always so nice to read....Peter
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:01:00 PM
    this poem really conveys well what you are saying. I see it was written quite a time ago. IS that about the time you began writing? Or even earlier/

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/27/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea for your comments. I used to write stories when I was ten, but I never started writing poetry until forty years ago when I went through a lot of stress. Thank you for your interest in my words....peter