To Prolong a Thief!
He demanded,"your wallet and valuables, Sir!"
"How polite you are," I jokingly answered.
"Just hand over your personals," he whined.
"I'm assuming that forty-five is genuine?"
He responded, "Yeah and the bullets are real as well!"
"You wouldn't mind if I check them out for myself?"
He asked, "Do I look like I'm stupid?"
"If you say so kid."
"Is this a joke?"
"I don't believe so."
"You don't think that I'll shoot?"
"Do what you have to do."
"Buddy, you have some kind of a death wish?"
"No, I'm not giving a clod like you, my cash!"
"This can't be happening!"
My exact thoughts, I was thinking.
"Do you want a bullet in the head?"
"I bet that gun isn't even loaded?"
"I will shoot if you don't give me your wallet!"
"You're a dabbler, you know that?" I did comment.
"Are you making fun of me?"
I laughed,"I'm breaking you, don't you see?"
"Look pal, this isn't a squirt gun!"
"I thought we established that already son?"
"Last chance, buddy?" he said in fear.
I guess, you'll have to shoot," I shared.
After reading this poem, many people are boggled at what this poem is saying because of the difficult diction. I purposely chose these words to create a beautiful flowing poem while merging a couple's thoughts of a troubled relationship. What I like the most about this poem, is that the ending of this poem, "ANOTHER BED SPROUTS A CREDENCE OF NEW GROWTH," can mean something different to each individual reading it.
"To Prolong a Thief"
My inspiration for this poem came after watching an old episode of Taxi, not a television series I particularly like. However, after watching one scene between a thief and a taxi driver, I was driven to create a dialogue poem between two guys, one oblivious of the other's intention. By the end of the poem, we learn who is really prolonged!