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Don't Do It

I have an idea for the perfect crime
Don’t listen you’ll end up doing time
The idea is perfect it cannot fail
You know that you’ll end up in jail

I have a plan to steal a car
You know you won’t get very far
The police won’t catch me its fool proof
You know that this is not the truth

I have a scheme to rob a bank
You know his schemes they are third rank
I have a gun to extort the cash
Please pass on this do not be rash

The getaway is plotted to last detail
You know this plan will just derail
Trust me and the plan I bring
If by the neck you want to swing

So good and evil are in my ear 
Which one will win which will I hear
Will evil triumph over good
Will common sense reign as it should?
I’ve told myself DON’T DO IT 

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Wise choice :) Love the way you have combined crime with temptation. We all have those little 'devils' sitting on our shoulders at times.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:39:00 PM
    I like the contrast and the way that your work flows...Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Listen to the voice telling you "Don't Do It" ... Unless you want to have more time to write. I like the seriousness in this frivolity.... Good writing, Owen... Jake

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Crime is never worth the time! Ha-ha...Keep listening to the one that says don't do it!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:40:00 PM
    this is really good, Owen. I love a poem that is done this way. It does not come off seriously preachy and so it has more impact!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 7:46:00 AM
    I like this and I agree with you - don't do it. thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Don't do it Owen, the good angel says your better than that, I set fire to the devil's tail for you, he went home crying to momma, be a good boy, xxxSmile

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:16:00 PM
    no don't do it !.... hehehehhehehehhe do it man do it !!!! give us a call from cell block 10...ehhhehe

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 6/18/2013 12:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Don was hoping for cell block H, hehehehehe