Can Kicker Clown

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksiesilk Classic Group

Featured Review on this writing by DampKitten


You're a can kicker kid from a can kicker town.

You're out of control and spiralling down.

Your mothers at work, your father's not there.

You're never at school and the teachers don't care.

You're financially dependent on mother's green purse

And you're living your life full speed in reverse.

Your mother's on pills when she's not shedding tears -

What hope has she got for the following years?

You've started to steal 'cos it gives you a kick

And the prospects look good for a spell in the nick.

But along comes a chap, a regular rough Joe.

One period is missed and off he does go.

Your mum is a granny at age forty one,

And changing them nappies isn't much fun.

So, it's off to the social, trudging downtown,

And the clerk at the desk thinks: 'Can kicker clown'.


Submitted: June 15, 2022

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DampKitten

Matt, your meter is superb with this flaunty romp. I think it's funny and light. Your rhyme isn't forced, and the theme is imaginative. Really great!

Thu, June 16th, 2022 2:50am

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Thanks DK, written years ago in my Sharon days... it's based upon her daughter... who turned out fine...

Wed, June 15th, 2022 10:03pm

DampKitten

The title and concept of 'can kicker' threw me off initially because you generally don't imagine a girl kicking a can, so I assumed the 'protagonist' was male until I got to the end.

Thu, June 16th, 2022 10:57pm

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When I first met her she did strike me as a bit of a tomboy. She's in her forties now with two grown-up children. And still with her partner.

Thu, June 16th, 2022 10:01pm