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  • Writer's pictureSydney E. Low

Ray's Poems

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

Mother Oh Mother


Mother Oh Mother you’ve made this House not a Home

so i’m out in the World so i’m out on My Own

i met a Shy Boy who Worries too much

he showed me the Ground and went straight for my Touch


Mother Oh Mother you’ve made this House not a Home

so i’m out in the World so i’m out on My Own

i met a Funny Boy who likes to make a Craze

he showed me the Sky and went straight for my Gaze


Mother Oh Mother i’ve found a New Bed

you don’t Know or Care if i’m Alive or if i’m Dead

i met a Smart Girl who’s been a Flag from the Start

she showed me the World and went straight for my Heart


~~~


Hey Fiddle Fiddle


Hey Fiddle Fiddle

we’re Stuck in the Middle

where Planes jump over the Moon

when we were Little we Laughed

at the Strangest of Sights

and we had to Run Away Too Soon


Hey Fiddle Fiddle

we’re no longer so Little

we Fly under the Light of the Moon

our Dreams just Sting and Reality Bites

because we had to Grow Up Too Soon


~~~


Playground


i’m not sure when the Change happened

when the Games we Played on Swings

and other Childish Things

turned the Metal and Rubber on which we Sung

into Competitions that in the end Just Stung

“should we Play tag first?”

became Questions of

Who was Better?

Who was Best?

Who was Bravest?

Fastest?

Strongest?

Dumbest?

and the Little Rocks on which we once Ran

with Bare Feet and Candy in hand

turned into the Ground where our Cigarette Ashes now land


~~~


Red and Blue


roses are Red

violets are Blue

more Bitter than Sweet

Me and You


i’ve always liked Red

now i hate Blue

if you’d been in the Cities

you would too


my Blood is Red

my Bruises are Blue

my World’s been Bombed

my Childhood too


~~~


Girl with Eyes like Chocolate


Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

was it so Long Ago?

i looked into Your Eyes

like there was Nothing else to Know


Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

Who Are You?

Why don’t i Remember much else

but i Remember you


Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

Where did you Go?

you’re Not Here with me

but Where you Are i don’t Know


Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

Why is there So Much i Don’t Know?

Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

Where did i Go?


Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

was i ever Free?

Girl with Eyes like Chocolate

What happened to Me?



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