The Ballad of Billy McGee

The Ballad of Billy McGee

A Poem by Frederick Kesner

An excerpt, first installment, therefore a taster, if you will. Enjoy!


With disdain she looked upon one Billy McGee
a boy that never promised to be
a rep that's scarred & scratched
for sure his name's mismatched
as darker skin ya'ever did see
on black hair with reddish flecks of Billy McGee.


© 2013 Frederick Kesner

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a red haired aboriginal boy
matches were only a toy
and he was caught red handed
and always branded
the troublesome fire starter.
poor boy had no farda
he was stolen in a generation
trouble the only destination
for any of his wild sown seed.
never had a chance, Billy McGee...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Frederick Kesner

5 Years Ago

Oooh, that was splendiferous! Spot on & quite a catchy read. Thanks for sharing :-)
Looks like a wandering gypsy your Billy mcgee except for the name...
and its great to write in an excerpt as we wanna have more!!!!

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Tags: Billy-McGee, Ballad, kesner, crypticbard, race-relations, multiculturalism, intergration


Frederick Kesner
Frederick Kesner

Brisbane, West Moreton, Australia

My life is one poetic journey. If I am not reading or writing poetry, I simply live it. To me the experience of poetry should be such - to breathe it, create it, and receive it from poems and lives th.. more..

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A Poem by Frederick Kesner