Poems: what makes us think?

Every now and again I get the urge to write poetry, this book is for when I get those moments. I often write poems that reflect times and happenings. Some may be nonsense, others make you think. If you take the time to read, you can give tips and ideas for more poems. Nymphadora Tonks xx

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4. The Highway man (my version)

He Rode like a lion, quick on attack,

His velvet cloak a-flapping,

His stealthy speed amongst the trees,

His leather whip often cracking.

 

And yet he seemed so elegant,

With his horse galloping like a raging sea,

Churning up dirt from the road,

wherever can this mysterious character want to be?

 

Eventually he came to an old gate door,

he tied up his horse at the post,

down he walked to reach the place, over the yellowy moor.

 

There he came to an ivy covered house,

He opened a squeaky hatch,

he crept through, keeping his head down,

and he carried on until he reached the end of the passage,

Quiet as a mouse.

 

A small man was sat there,

his finger clutched to his chair

The Highway man shouted

STAND AND DELIVER YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE!

and lifted his pistol high in the air.

 

But the man refused to give up his gold,

The highway man screamed

THEN LET IT BE YOUR LIFE!

And shot him down like a bird on the ground, elegant and bold.

 

Shortly after, the highway man and his horse were

killed,

and you can sometimes hear the dead man say;

Let him lie bad and broken, but let me lie in a goodness full bed.

 

And you often see the highway man repeating that day...

 

He rode like a lion quick on attack,

his ghostly cloak a-flapping,

His stealthy speed amongst the trees,

his unused whip often cracking...

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