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Gypsy Guy

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Gypsy Guy

Well, Gypsy Guy would rather die than hunker down in chains, Be ridden south with bit in mouth, or heed the hold of reins; The ones that plot are in a spot, the boss man he complains: “The gypsy soul, I can’t control, my patience wears and wanes; They will not cede to common greed, one only way remains, In boxcar bins, with violins we’ll freight them out in trains, And in the bogs, they’ll die like dogs, and everybody gains.

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 6:25:00 PM

    One heck of a good write there! Gypsy man! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my writes, much appreciated Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:58:00 PM

    Terry, just got a better now can do some reading... This piece grabs the guts and holds on until the end...the constant struggle of the spirit of individualism that gypsies have always represented...thanks for sharing this

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 11:53:00 AM

    Hi Terry congrats on your win in the contest, deserved as ever, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 11:00:00 AM

    Terry, congrats on your win! Great monorhyme. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 10:40:00 AM

    Great poem Terry

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's contest Terry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 4:35:00 AM

    I love the rhythm of this wonderful poem Terry, as I said earlier. Not surprised to see it on the winner's list. Congratulations! Great work!

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:03:00 PM

    Great poem here Terry!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 1:24:00 PM

    Great rhythm here. congratulations. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 12:53:00 AM

    Fantastic one!!! Congratulations on your win, Terry!!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 2:28:00 PM

    Terry, this is Amazing!!! I love how it just flows so smoothly. Congrats!!1

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 2:14:00 PM

    Terry, congratulations In Susan's "Any poem under 14 lines" contest. Had fun reading all her winners. take care~ PD

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 12:34:00 PM

    Stunning poem. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 10:31:00 AM

    You were on a roll here how did you slow it down, congratulations terry x

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 10:04:00 AM

    Cool...many congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 8:48:00 AM

    Congratulations friend Terry for winning the contest. It’s beautifully written poem. Cheers!!!!!!!!!(^_^) Maria

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 8:16:00 AM

    chilling, dear Terry.

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 6:37:00 PM

    what an interesting one about the soul of a gypsy. Very nice and poetic!!

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 3:03:00 AM

    Gorgeous and very touching and personal for me, my nan being one of the first of her people to leave her vardo and settle down with a fella who wasn't gypsy...I often wonder how many times she dreamed of her youth and ways natural to her....i keep reading this...beautifully put piece of poetry....tyvm karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 2:42:00 PM

    what an awesome write, my friend - love it

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 5:27:00 AM

    love my freedom,must have some gypsy blood running through me,lol,hope we don't all die like dogs

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 2:47:00 PM

    magic, for certain, terry!.. this is really a hauntingly beautiful one! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 6:50:00 PM

    An intriguing poem; the gypsy soul.

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 9:59:00 AM

    Ah, a captivating write, Terry. A sad fate for this "Gypsy Guy", though he must have died staying true to himself. I can't understand why "everybody gains"...sounds like a sad loss. You have caught and sustained the essence of the "gypsy Guy" in this beautiful write! This blew me away. Best wishes, Mikki

    O'Leary Avatar Terry O'Leary Date: 9/22/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mikki: In 'Gypsy Guy', it's the 'boss man' that says that 'everybody gains' because for him (the 'boss man'), Gypsy Guy is a nobody, a nothing, subhuman at best... and therfore not part of 'everybody'... thank you for your critical interest! Terry
  1. Date: 9/22/2012 8:40:00 AM

    I like the rhythm, rhyme, and flow of this work..The topic is very interesting also..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the suggestion about the pill..We had tried my husband holding her and me coat the pill with chocolate syrup and then putting it down her throat as far as I could but her mouth is so small that I could not get the pill very far down and she should somehow get the chocolate off and spit that pill out..I finally coated it with butter placed ..Sara

    O'Leary Avatar Terry O'Leary Date: 9/22/2012 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Super! Next time I'll try too...Terry
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick Date: 9/22/2012 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    on a piece of buttered bread..I held it on my hand open palm..She came over and gobbled it down then I feed her some of the buttered bread like she was getting a treat..That worked this time..Sara
  1. Date: 9/22/2012 3:23:00 AM

    I enjoyed this early morning read...5:28 a.m. EST...your Gypsy Guy shows strength of character. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 1:42:00 AM

    Good work and wonderful piece

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 5:02:00 PM

    Well I love this Terry ;} have a blessed day

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 11:57:00 AM

    Another fine write here Terry...I love the flow. It rolls so well...

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 11:32:00 AM