The sad looking figure.

The sad looking figure.

A Poem by Bryan Sefton

There was a man on the news whose fun? waa hitting a man when he wasn't looking. He would drop pole-axed!. Never been so infuriated.

Oh don't you look big as you look down
At the sad looking figure, lay on the ground.
And don't you look proud
Looking round at the crowd?

You imagine their silence, an urging on
That it's an applause for what you've done
And those three friends, cheering you on
Are they the support if things go wrong?

Like if he starts fighting back?
Like if he goes on the attack?
And starts moving in
On that triumphant grin

And the two raised hands
That surprised the poor man
Who wasn't aware
An attack was planned

But guess who's surprised when he gets to his feet?
And instead of beating an easy retreat
Brushes himself down then spits on his hands
And goes on to spoil your big man plans

Then the wild applause as they all look down
On the sad looking figure lay on the ground

© 2022 Bryan Sefton

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Great little story of David vs Goliath. The little man wins! Lovely underdog story. I particularly enjoyed the ending.
"Then the wild applause as they all look down
On the sad looking figure lay on the ground". How quaint

Posted 1 Week Ago

It is sad that people can be so horrible.

Posted 1 Month Ago

This is somewhat of a David and Goliath moment. Love your work. True heroes are getting harder to find these days.

Posted 1 Month Ago

I enjoyed the poetry. Reminded me of a Jack London short story. We work and we work. What do we gain? Thank you Bryan for sharing the outstanding poetry. I did enjoy.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Good to see what happened here, Bryan. Nice read.

Posted 2 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bryan Sefton

2 Months Ago

Thanks Andrew. Hero's are not all seven feet tall. It reads better when the little man wins.
Good afternoon Bryan. A reversal of outcomes. Don't you just love it when the bully gets his comeuppance.? Well narrated and there is far too much of this stuff happening. People have forgotten how to be kind.


Posted 3 Months Ago

Bryan Sefton

3 Months Ago

Some years ago my wife showed me one dancing round this innocent looking man, telling him what he wa.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

I would have too :)

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6 Reviews
Added on August 27, 2022
Last Updated on August 27, 2022


Bryan Sefton
Bryan Sefton

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom



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