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You'll Be Sorry

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LindsayP
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0 posted 04-20-2008 09:28 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


            You’ll be Sorry

You’ll be sorry, said the stern old judge
To the young fellow that stood in the dock,
If you keep following that pathway of crime,
It will soon be too late to turn back the clock.

You’ve been up here before me three times before
And I have always given you a chance to redeem,
You are a silly young fellow according to law
And your language to say the least is extreme.

Assaulting the elderly is a deplorable act
And made worse when you decided to steal,
Abusing your elders shows no semblance of tact,
I know just how those old people must feel.

I’ve decided to give you just one single chance more
And I hope that this time you’ll see the light,
A job and a paycheck will your ego restore
And to your parents it will bring great delight.

The young fellow heaved a great sigh of relief
And thanked the judge for showing compassion,
He promised to renounce his days as a thief,
He said his father had already given him a thrashin’.

Dad said that it was through the friends that he had
And that he followed their undesirable ways,
In essence he said, the boy’s not really bad
But from that narrow path he’s been liable to stray.

Twelve months slipped away, the future looked bright
Until one night the boys filled up with beer,
Throwing caution to the wind their drunken urge to ignite,
They then robbed a shop but cops were very quick to appear.

The other youths escaped but his run was too late
And the police arrested him there on the spot,
He realized straight away that he’d sealed his own fate
And that he deserved whatever sentence he got.

He came up before the same Judge in the court,
Who looked down on him now as a quarry,
He said, ‘I tried to help you when danger was fraught
And that if you re-offended,  I said you’d be sorry.
                                                            
  Lindsay Wilson
© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Robert E. Jordan
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1 posted 04-20-2008 10:17 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

LindsayP,

It's never any fun to get caught.

Bobby
Larrysmom
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2 posted 04-20-2008 11:04 PM       View Profile for Larrysmom   Email Larrysmom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larrysmom's Home Page   View IP for Larrysmom

This is awesome Mr. Lindsay… Excellent write!

Tammy<333
Seoulair
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3 posted 04-20-2008 11:18 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

Good story. Some young boys fall many times before get into adulthood.

enjoyed.
shyvl
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4 posted 04-20-2008 11:57 PM       View Profile for shyvl   Email shyvl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shyvl

Well told tale. Especially enjoyed your use of rhyming verse as always, thanks for sharing
sharyn
JamesMichael
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5 posted 04-21-2008 12:42 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

When unemployment goes up, so go the crimes...James
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 04-21-2008 08:58 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Linsay~
*sigh*

You tell it the way it usually happens~
Reckon I've always felt that if the court system was tougher on the first offenses,
these same people wouldn't end up spending ten years down the road for what is usually a worse offense~

Excellent write, sir~
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enjoy
Honeybunch
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8 posted 04-21-2008 01:35 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Lindsay - it's a somewhat different story here because most of our criminals are never caught.  If by chance they are the paper work simply disappears and they are back on the streets again.  Enjoyed your story though. Thanks.

Helen
LindsayP
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9 posted 04-22-2008 10:35 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


To my very good friends Bobby, Tammy, Seoulair, Sharyn, James, Marge, Vandana  

and Helen, It's having kind friends like
all you wonderful poets that makes writing poetry

Such an enjoyable occupation.
Thanks so much and take care.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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10 posted 11-29-2010 06:53 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Hopefully this boy will learn the next time around for he isn`t totally bad.  Enjoyed the tale.
 
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