Up before the crack of day,
Wondering what was going to happen today,
Wishing he’d never got up,
He held on to his cold, coffee cup.
And then he slumped into a corner and cried,
‘I am nothing but a paperboy!’
His past was disturbing and sad,
In fact, probably, the worst one could have had.
A drunken recluse was his father,
Who had mercilessly killed his mother.
He hadn’t any relatives to take care of him,
And the chances of him surviving like this were very slim.
It was in this painful state of mind he decided,
That he had to earn to live,
And so he met ‘The Headlines’ manager – Roy,
Who duly appointed him a Paperboy.
He lay asleep on the road that night,
Asking himself why he deserved this plight!
But then he stopped the self pity and finally mustered the courage to live,
And thought to himself ‘God doesn’t have any more to give
After all, you have a job now,
You are a Paperboy!’
Days turned into months as he pedaled round,
Tossing many a paper to the ground.
All for a meager $3.50 each day,
For this he saddens and says:
“THIS is my life,
For I am nothing but a paperboy!”
Another dawn on his routine,
He hadn’t noticed what he hadn’t seen,
In the very same paper he threw around,
Was an article ’bout him: ‘The boy who goes round & round’.
He was then overwhelmed with joy,
When he saw the line: ‘He’s more than a mere Paperboy’
From then on he lived happy!
Although he wasn’t financially sound,
He knew that his life he had found,
Still, cheerfully, throwing papers to the ground,
He proudly says: “I AM A PAPERBOY”
Dedicated to those wonderful souls world-over who rise and shine earlier than the sun to ensure we get our feed of the news!
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A heartfelt poem to those unnoticed people....I salute each and every one of you!
Scot Savage, 29 November 2006:
Please read my two posts regarding "Words from Across the World" and let me know if you would like to be in.
iliiillliilllliiliill lllililiillllilii, 28 April 2006:
I feel terrible myself for my occupation.
Roger Pedersen, 30 September 2005:
Incredible piece of poetry, you handle despair and acceptance
with equal ease...
islam omar, 17 August 2005:
you are a good writer , and fantastic .
Rahul Bose, 14 August 2005:
I too wrote somethin like this about 6 months back. You can read that.
But this one is too good.
Anonymous, 10 August 2005:
I AM SPARTACUS! Good poem, but rhyming couplets can lead to a child-like tone to a poem or occasionally make a poem sound more amateur than it is. Not all poetry has to rhyme carefully!
Shreyash Pai, 10 August 2005:
Was bored... Was Tired... tght of loggin on writerstoyou... found Arjun’s article on the new texts list..... man... when its Arjun... Entertainment guranteed :D:D!! 5 stars boy!!!
Manosij Majumdar, 10 August 2005:
What about the pizza delivery guy, huh? The truth of the matter is... newspapers are NOT crunchy, yummy, cheesy delights. All hail the pizza deliver guy!
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh, 9 August 2005:
Very very good!
Arjun (The Necromancer), 9 August 2005:
That’s right Scot...You go man!
Scot Savage, 9 August 2005:
The artistic side in our never dies! Fabulous! I AM A LOCKSMITH!