Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.



You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member and block ads forever...while getting many more great features. Take a look! Thank you!
Get Your Premium Membership


Poor Boy Blues - Lyrics by Barclay James Harvest, The


Lyrics

It's easy to see a poor boy's blues
When he's working every day
It's harder to be there in his shoes
He was born to be that way
If i tell you tomorrow i'm leaving
Would you understand the reason why?
A poor boy works hard for his living
But a rich man he plays to pass the time

So goodbye, pleased to know you
We had some laughs along the way
But i have to be leaving
And there's nothing you can do to make me stay

If i tell you tomorrow i'm leaving
Would you understand the reason why?
A poor boy works hard for his living
But a rich man he plays to pass the time

So goodbye, pleased to know you
We had some laughs along the way
But i have to be leaving
And there's nothing you can do to make me stay







...