An old Poem(Poem)

Just a nice song to go with the poem I think :)

Down by The corner
Laid an old poem
With it's dusty,withering sheets
Begging to be read

Full of rhyming couplets
And infectious melody,
Each day,
It's letters slowly fade away
like the setting sun
Down by the edge of the earth


Oh how, it begs to be read
Once the epitome of poetry
A story none the other
Cherished for it's individuality
And it's smell of old parchment


But now it begs to be read.
To have it's leaves spread open
Like a summers pod
Welcoming the bee
That flew in search of 
It's sweet nectar


Down by the corner
Laid an old poem
Often missed 
But never to be forgotten 
Again
Nor beg no more

6 comments

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Great poem, great message and perfect song to accompany it! Thank you so much! up+


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richbrayan 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom Author

Thank you @btrbell for reading this piece, glad you enjoyed it :)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Sitting on the dock of the bay is perfect for this piece. I like it...Thank you...


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richbrayan 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom Author

Thank you @always exploring,love the song too


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I love this old faded poem....we all need a bit of love and understanding, we all need to be read, to have our leaves spread open like a

summers pod....beautiful poem, Otis does it justice.


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richbrayan 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom Author

Ah Thank you very much @tobusiness...we all surely need a bit love from time to time :)

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