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From the Prison


                                       She was a colleen from Limerick
                                       with honors in Cambridge and Warwick
                                       Im a Chelsea hooligan from Harrow  
                                       unskilled worker with bricks in a barrow

                                       Being a randy bloke, I always smile
                                       to young foxy ladies who lives in style
                                       A wink on the sly, my bed a la carte
                                       but it's sheer shilly-shally on her part

                                       What did she say? "I remained dubious 
                                       but I acquiesce with insouciance"
                                       We walked to my place and she said this thing:
                                       "This is my affaire de coeur not your wing-ding"

                                       Everything was a misunderstanding
                                       body... quintessential? boxer... expanding?
                                       she dillydallied for half an hour  
                                       until my frown changed into a glower. 

                                       That my performance was evocative
                                       that blowhard was to be talkative
                                       so she never speaks with her mouth full
                                       her intellectuality was a bull...!

                                       Mickey mouse bad kitty, an awful joke
                                       her constant balderdash deserved a stroke 
                                       I looked hither and yon for a retribution 
                                       to lambaste or cold cock her was the solution

                                       This easy-rider wasn't worth diddly-squat
                                       but abso-bloody-lutely food for thought
                                       In hindsight, it might have been the reason
                                       ...burning the British Library is a high treason


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  1. Date: 3/9/2015 7:50:00 AM
    I so much enjoyed this write.

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:12:00 AM
    A Ruben rhyme.I thougjht you didn t rhyme after i saw a comment of yours stating you were making fun of rhyming poetry.I never thought you think so low of rhyme especially when you favoured so much of my rhyming poetry.You shouldnt read it if you dont like it..You don't have to play nice.Anyways a well deserved 7here.

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:17:00 PM
    Geeez this write reminds me of someone?? ;) [Thank you and I know your gesture is sincere, and I know you know what you are talking about!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 11:00:00 PM
    Nicely done, Ruben!

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:13:00 AM
    Soupy Mail

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 6:02:00 PM
    yeah this would keep you quite for a while.

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 8:22:00 PM
    Awesome write Ruben.....your humor is priceless!

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 1:39:00 PM
    Ya brought me quite the chuckle with this fine piece... :-) Ha,ha

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:16:00 PM
    Are you really a randy bloke? Somehow when I see that sparkle in your eye I can believe it! Clever verse with lots of fun to share.

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 8:12:00 AM
    congrats on your win Ruben :)

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 12:26:00 AM
    Ow my my ,the Chelsea Hooligan from Harrow :)...You got me laughing till the end Ruben...Becareful what you say or do,don't cause any trouble..or you might end up in prison with cold food and moulded room for a long time time Mr Hoolligan..:) tmfvs

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 11:20:00 PM
    Ruben, can you believe I am still here. I just had to search for an entry for Nathan's contest and finally I'll get off now. I can't seem to find a children's poem you recently used, so you must be using an oldie? I hope I'll be seeing it on the winners' list. And thanks. I'm happy you like my seven children of the week. I'm curious. HAd you already heard that nursery rhyme I based it on? I'm Monday's child (born on Labor Day) Which are you?

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:47:00 PM
    ok now I see the congrats coming in. GOOD for YOU.

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 12:16:00 PM
    I will ask our local bookstore-- is that right, it's like a series of 9 novels? Shucks, can I weep now? Do you know that "local libraries" aren't common here? In my area that is, by golly, what I would give to have a community library! That's why I resort to buying my books (thank goodness for 2nd hand bookstores) But guess what? A bunch of my books, and my book series collection at that-- got invaded by termites. o_O Sighs.... will keep my eyes peeled for The Trojan Horse, thanks again :D

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 12:06:00 PM
    You sure pulled it off using a lot of Debbie's words here, Ruben-- super yay for you for this entertaining write and congrats on your win :D! Thanks for dropping by my poems :) and hmm you got me searching that novel-- I haven't read it, but it sure seems intriguing- I don't know Spanish though :(? and the novels have no English translations?? Seems like a wonderful read! :D

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 12:50:00 AM
    Awesome and beautiful write,Ruben.Nice combination of words. I love your dexterous presentation friend.Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 8:42:00 PM
    congrats Ruben on an exceptional write and win luv.. amazing lines and story.. thankxx for all your sweet cdomments luv..

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 7:33:00 PM
    Ruben, this is GREAT!!! I don't see congrats below here and I thought it was judged already. Surely this one made the list, didn't it? Or maybe you didn't get it in on time. In any event. WELL DONE.

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 5:05:00 PM
    words can put you off the stroke, constant yapping they invoke, loss off concentration, chokes, romance just aint a rapping, dingoes dongers flappin... round the slippery slidin slopes... thank you Ruben O "from the prison" Don

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 4:01:00 PM
    Such a perfect title!!!! Your performance was evocative, if a bit provacative, and knocked the socks right off of me!! (kuddos to you...and thank you for always supporting me!