To continue my first line poems, this week it is the third most popular poem as voted by the BBC’s viewers, The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. Enjoy.
Is there anybody there, said the traveller
Because I really need the loo;
The sign is clear, unambiguous,
For the many not the few.
It’s not a function of the state
To tell me when to go
My body ain’t so politic
But it has some rights, you know.
It’s free to breathe, this air of ours
It’s not yours to take or tax
We’ll mind our precious oxygen,
Our guard, we’ll not relax.
For I might be from the dispossessed
A clan that’s been sidelined
Whose every move is criticised
And motives oft maligned.
I’m just a bloke, a traveller
Don’t judge me by my skin
I’m cold, and really fit to bust;
For f**k sake let me in.