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Read Poems by harry horsman

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Heedless of rejection
standard smile ever so sweet,
childhood void of substance
youth lost in everlasting grief.
It is not from choice to serve
the world’s ancient art,
although somewhat obliging
never, with an amorous heart.
Learning curves to encounter
street wise evolves the trick,
cloned to procure all-comers
remembered the wall, to build of solid brick.
Within the glow of hopeful themes
upon the road side where they reside,
some locked in obscure dreams
under a solitary lamp light.
Whilst amidst the affluent of their craft
a class of high distinction,
content to work the street of pure gold
ne’er cast an eye on those that bear
the bar-code of extinction.
So soon a whiter shade of pale
for alas a fallen Angel,
forgotten now her love was her fame
for society is unforgiving, spreads the word
across the social media of shame.

entered for Angels contest by Mystic Rose
6 Sept 2017

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 9/19/2017 7:46:00 AM

    Excellent imagery of write. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
  1. Date: 9/18/2017 4:48:00 PM

    Harry...A revealing masterpiece!!! My best, chuck
  1. Date: 9/11/2017 1:41:00 PM

    your writing style always gets me. This piece is a perfect example of how to take a reader to the place you are coming from.
  1. Date: 9/11/2017 12:38:00 PM

    Excellent piece my friend with such a wonderful message. Many are not there by choice but because of circumstances beyond their control. A fine write . Good luck in the contest. God Bless, JB Sorry I haven't been around to return reviews or submit poems. Eye sight getting worse and awaiting surgery. Go in for glaucoma surgery on the 15th and will find out then when they will do my cataracts. Your prayers will be most appreciated. JB :)
  1. Date: 9/10/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Superb presentation. Every fine verse building to that great ending--- ""So soon a whiter shade of pale for alas a fallen Angel, forgotten now her love was her fame for society is unforgiving, spreads the word across the social media of shame."" A FAV...
  1. Date: 9/9/2017 2:29:00 PM

    I like your creative take on this angel theme, Harry. Many of these women are victims of circumstances. Regards // paul
  1. Date: 9/7/2017 7:50:00 AM

    Profound meaningful writing encompassing truths difficult for many to discern! Excellently done my friend, Harry! Good luck!
  1. Date: 9/7/2017 6:13:00 AM

    As usually I admire your verses, thoughts and feelings. Best regards and wishes.
  1. Date: 9/7/2017 4:39:00 AM

    - An amazing poem, Harry - GL in the contest - Best wishes and hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/6/2017 6:18:00 PM

    Wonderful imagery, Harry. wow, the ending of this one is outstanding. I think you really tied it up well in those last five lines.