The One Who Pays The Piper

The One Who Pays The Piper

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves
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An epitaph

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Pipe me a tune I can dance to
Or play a lament, as of old.
And pipe you a song
Serenely and strong
For then, I will pay you in gold.

Pipe, at the early of morning
Just as the sun forces through.
Then stand you alone
And quaver your tone
For a sovereign, I'll offer to you.

 Pipe, at the lull of the evening,
Play you the sweetest refrain.
As darkness is cast
You pipe you your last
For I shall not pay you again.



© 2022 Alan S Jeeves


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A nice dark ride through a poetic epitath

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Hi Ranger, thanks for the review.
Kind regards, Alan
Good morning Alan,
Maybe it is because I am older but I did get the message and although not a happy one I definetly liked your poem..
interesting use of a rhyme structure...as I am very new to understanding structure (although I have been writing for many many years)
Lisa, morning in Spain

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Alan S Jeeves

2 Weeks Ago

Good day to you again Lisa. I am so pleased that you liked 'Piper', I think epitaphs should be reaso.. read more
Lisasview

2 Weeks Ago

You are most welcome..
I just posted another poem of mine yesterday
Did you read it?read more
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Gee
Lovely rhythm and rhyme.
Good job Alan

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Alan S Jeeves

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Gee. I appreciate you looking in.
Kind regards, Alan
Hello,Alan! :)
It's not as happy a rhyme as i'de like to read now, but it does carry itself nicely with feeling. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Alan S Jeeves

2 Weeks Ago

Hello mattavelli, no not a happy little rhyme but then again are epitaphs always happy ?
It i.. read more

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Added on June 11, 2022
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Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..

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