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A Ballad For Major Tom
by Nicole L. Davis Vergara
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My first honest try at a Ballad so please feel free to give the cold hard critiquing pointers to me as this is for a poetry class in college!

(Refrain)
Lo' the man who walks alone
The road to glory and fame.
Few have tried on their own
Sorrow's trail all they gain

One such man was Major Tom
A honorable militant was he
And by his side he carried integrity
Another faithful friend to him

A notion one day got to Tom
While he guarded those asleep
And looking up for divine answer
He slowly began to weep

(Refrain)
Lo' the man who walks alone
The road to glory and fame.
Few have tried on their own
Sorrow's trail all they gain

Morning came he walked alone
Longing to be more than he was
"I'm still a lowly Major," he said
"I want more as everyone else does."

Satisfied no longer with who he was
The life he thought he did love
He tossed it all carelessly away
Walking, looking at the heaven's above

(Refrain)
Lo' the man who walks alone
The road to glory and fame.
Few have tried on their own
Sorrow's trail all they gain

Those who had slept were now awoken
All watched as Major Tom departed
His boot marching speaking his leave
The road he'ld chosen upstarted

Dusk came, a canon roared ahead
Major Tom falling they did perceive
His body felled, they in silence wept
Glory for Major Tom was not to be

(Refrain)
Lo' the man who walks alone
The road to glory and fame.
Few have tried on their own
Sorrow's trail all they gain

 

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Nicole L. Davis Vergara

 

 

 

 



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A ballad is not an easy genre, Nicole. I think you've done well. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Tossing that drink your way....well done girl!!

Love Tina
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Very well done, I believe it will be well received.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Nicole, a very beautiful piece of work,so very well crafted!
It's good to see you back!

Love,
eileen
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
Nicole,

This is good! Superb. I'm glad you reviewed me so I could find out about
you. I'm going to read the rest of your poetry right now.

Doug
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Hi Nicole,I can honestly say that I enjoy reading this poem very much.I like the flow and the style of it all.I am glad that you share it.I hope the professor likes it.take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Hi Nicole:

Long time no see! Welcome back!!!

I'm not familiar with Ballad, but I find this has good style and the story is well told. It's a wonderful addition to this poetry board!!

Sandie Angel :o)

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