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The Alien

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The Alien

The Alien.
                           
"Here's the village Idiot
Here comes the loony fool"
So many taunts did follow him
Oh kids can be so cruel!
The Alien, his face all cowed
With caution treads his way
As the gossip done, invades him every day.

He's a shade too short on mighty brawn
He's a pilgrim of the soul
He's a Sailor floating through his dreams
And he has no worldly goals
And when those kids kicked footy balls
And swore and carried on
The alien got lost  within his own song.

He's been told that he be nothing
By so many through the years
And now his body broken
Still wading in his fears
The wings have made to open up
So the butterfly may rise
And so the mighty Phoenix 
must head he for the skies.

Dec 22 2003.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:36:00 PM
    A profound write that I really like my friend

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:26:00 PM
    i can tell what a sensitive soul you are by the words you write. you've said what you needed to say so well here and i found it very touching...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/12/2013 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, I was not always like this. I was a fair little barbarian in my younger days. that person in the verse was me. And the cruelty of people made me grow up tough. I am glad I am where I am now, I really appreciate your comments....peter
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 4:09:00 PM
    It's a well written free verse, describing a very sad reality. G.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/12/2013 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Giorgio....peter