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Stolen Pencil

Stolen pencil, this poets utensil.
A tax refunded bit of loot.
When I was younger, I wouldn't have given a hoot.

Just how pathetic can one soul be?
Can't even afford a sliver of a tree.
Well if redemption can be written.
This is my offing that I'm remittn'.

It raises questions of what to do.
Degrees of sin in me and you.
I clip my nails in a stolen ashtray.
I've done it for years, what more can I say.

Repudiation for such a minor act.
No one spends much time on such thoughtless tact.
Pay it forward and steal it blind.
Just a little guilt to ease the mind.

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:47:00 PM
    One time around the age of 13, I stole post earrings from "the dime store" my mother seen them on my dresser, she made me take them back. I never did it again ;} Love the write.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 11:03:00 PM
    I remember feeling guilty to steal a pen or pencil. Always I did it by accident in a bank or store or something. I guess they have become so common place to me now, I am always taking off with these items without even thinking. I really like this one, Robert. I think many people do this!!!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:29:00 PM
    HI Robert, awe... an interesting take here... i like Donna's comment... good night~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:15:00 PM
    I enjoyed and laughed....haven't we dad used to say they wouldn't put their name on it if they didn't want you to take it for advertisement not sure that made it OK... loved this....

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:08:00 PM
    IT'S ABOUT TIME !!! lol So great to see something new on your page. Though I love the comments that have inspired two different poems from me. Gave credit where credit was due !! You leave so many gems and it's a shame to let them tarnish. This sounds kinda sad. I wish for you...more..more than enough. Blessings to you my friend !! PS: Use that stolen pencil !! lol