Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  C. Holcomb, iSara Coslett, iJohn Herlihy, iJames Boyle, iAlfred Garrotto, iLisa Loucks Christenson, iTygo Lee, i

  Home > Biography > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Larry D Matthews

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 163 Titles
· 557 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Oct, 2005


Subscribe to the Larry D Matthews Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Larry D Matthews, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Columbia River Gorge: Natural Treasure on the Old Oregon Tra
by Cheri Dohnal

An in-depth look at the Gorge past & present, it's role as the final leg of the Oregon Trail, and some of the more interesting characters it has hosted during the past 20..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Enemy of the King
by Beth Trissel

Spies & intrigue, a vindictive ghost, King’s Mountain, Patriots and Tories, pounding adventure, pulsing romance. ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Biography)
  1.  To Rebecca

My First Fight
by Larry D Matthews

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Larry D Matthews
•  There Is No Magic Pill
•  And I Read A Book
•  A Man's Best Friend Jessie
•  A Dreamer or A Floater
•  And They Look At Me
           >> View all 122

How tough is tough?

I was scared

I couldn’t show it

It was what I’d always feared

Now they all would know it.

I had never had a real fight

Not with a stranger

With my brothers every night

Never any real danger

I was the oldest brother

And so much stronger

Those fights stopped by mother

Never going longer

This time would be different

No adults to stop it

My inability would be apparent

I had never really been hit.

After school I had agreed

Should of not stepped in

The bully a bad breed

The little guy couldn’t win.

I stood up for him

Gave the bully a whack

Such a stupid whim

Now he would fight back.

Schools out. Around back

No bully to be seen

Headed home with his sack

I’m relieved. He was mean.

They all thought I was tough

Thought the bully scared

Maybe he wasn’t rough

From then on I was feared.

How stupid was that ?

Luke Jan 26th 2011






Luke's Poetry
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/28/2011
Very dramatic and compelling!
Be well,
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 1/27/2011
good, well written, interesting read.

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.