2016/10/19

Case

He had tears rolling down his face
He said:
‘I’ve spent all my money on speed
I’ve stolen off my parents
I’ve stolen off my friends
I’ve broken into houses
I’m dealing to support my habit’
I should have said:
‘You’re really fucked up man’ and got him some help
But I said:
‘Have you got some now? Well let’s have some then’


Timothy Parkin (Western Australia)

Editor's reminder: we should not assume that this poem (or any poem) is autobiographical.

3 comments:

  1. Poetry is art made out of words :-) ... Ed.

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  2. He had tears rolling down his face
    He said:
    ‘I’ve spent all my money on THE POKIES
    I’ve stolen off my parents
    I’ve stolen off my friends
    I’ve broken into houses
    I’m dealing to support my LEGAL habit’
    I should have said:
    ‘You’re really fucked up man’ and got him some help
    But I said:
    LETS GO DOWN THE CLUB.

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