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The Demise of a Good Keen Man

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Below is the poem entitled The Demise of a Good Keen Man which was written by poet Brian Cosgrove. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Demise of a Good Keen Man

 
                               The Demise of a Good Keen Man

                The Good Keen Man was a hunter in Government employ
                He lived back in the Bushland where none could annoy
                He had no use for compasses or modern stuff like that.
                He needed only the sun that shone upon his back
                Caring not what day it was, for it mattered less
                Than if the sun was shining or if the bush was wet.
                You might think that he, was not so very bright 
                But compare your life with his, and see him in the light
                That his Back Country hut asked no rent or fee 
                And he owned all the land that his eye could see
                There were fish in the river and meat on the hill
                Working not to a time clock, he came and went at will
                He carried a pack upon his back and never asked for more
                Than an audience of one or more, and a beer as he entered the door
                He had an endless stock of stories, both true and make believe
                For by his own admission, truth he could take or leave
                But the world is that much poorer for the loss of such as he
                For characters are fewer in this world where nothings free


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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 1:25:00 PM
    Brian :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 3/16/2014 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda nice to have you pass by Have a Happy day Brian
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 10:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week. Read and enjoyed it, Brian

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 3/16/2014 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Ram Good to have your comments I have been a bit quiet this year Stay safe Brian
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 11:26:00 AM
    Brian, :), CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 3/16/2014 11:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Skat pleased to see you enjoyed my efforts Have fun Brian
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:00:00 PM
    powerful poem, Brian, thanks for the lovely comment on my daddy poem... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 6:09:00 AM
    They certainly add colour to the place those characters. Nice job. Oh yes, welcome to the Soup.

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 10/28/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Scott I missed the reply - thx for the welcome Brian