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New Handcuffs

New Handcuffs
We had taken our boys out to a theme park one day
They could run around wild and burn some energy away
On the return trip from the gift shop they did ask to buy
A plastic sword, a shied and a pair of toy handcuffs, I didn’t ask why.

Two days later they asked if their friend could come to play
“Of course not a problem” is what I did tell them that day.
Within few minute they came to find me, they were crying
Their friend was in the handcuffs, they can’t release him although trying.

Each turn of the key to unlock the offending restraints
Instead of unlocking them it tightened them, to his little complaints
I put all three boys in the car and drove to the local fire station
To find it was a part -time one, it was a deserted location.

A cleaner I spied working hard, so I did ask help from him
"Go to the police station" he said, giving me a wink and a grin.
A bit strange I thought but only for a little while
I had to free this child, so I said “goodbye” with a smile.

This young boy now with tears in his eyes 
Looking so lost and afraid, which is no surprise
Into the Police station I walked feeling really bold
"Can you please free this child? You have cutters I am told."

A big burly officer looked, and then he walked up to me
Took one look at the child and said sarcastically
“We will fetch a female officer to sit with the boys
“While you come with me, and explain a child, in sex toys…”

“What on earth are you babbling about my good man?
Just unlock and free that child as fast as you can”
“I’m sorry madam” said he “but there’s questions to ask”
“Why did you lock a child in handcuffs? What was to be your task?”

“My good man what are you suggesting, that I locked him in?”
“Don’t be absurd are you stupid?” He just gave me a grin
Another officer entered with three pairs of bolt cutters so big
The poor child nearly fainted, he had little arms like a twig.

I asked them not to scare him, he was only a boy
They told me they still needed to know about the sex toy
On freeing the child they took the three boys away 
They asked them who had locked him up, and was it in play.

My then ten year old son admitted he had done the deed
He didn’t think it was wrong, he thought he could be freed.
Finally satisfied enough, they let me leave with the boys
With a tap on the shoulder the policeman urged me to buy
                                                             ‘padded sex toys.’

© ~GG~ 5/12/2012

An oh so true story lol

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 7:54:00 PM
    searching for hidden trasures ,I stumbled on a crime,lol.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/24/2012 1:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ha thanks Robert, all the best to you xx
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 3:59:00 AM
    WHoa! Funny, sad, Very well told. Did I mention funny? But I'm sure you didn't think so at the station - lesson learnt, be careful what kids play with, they may not be what you think,lol. Nice one Mandy!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2012 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky the worse thing was i had just come of hospital I had 200 hundred stitches in my leg with blood soaking through the plaster cast and they thought i had handcuffed a kid for who knows what. I can laugh about it now though lol xx
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:50:00 PM
    very funny but not so funny to know that it's true! i loved your telling, though!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2012 1:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene. xx
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Dear Mandy, This was so well written I read it twice. I'm surprised YOU didn't slam the officer for such a suggestion. I have a Question do YOU Write Prose also, if so I would LOVE to read some Superb Quill LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal (Young) Liege...Harry

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/5/2012 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi, no to prose Harry, i am not sure what that is I will have a look and see if it is something I can tackle . but thanks again for reading them xx
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:07:00 AM
    you had me handcuffed to this story, and again, one is glued to your exploits as a writer, wonderful poem Mandy.....

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/5/2012 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks harry, I need a carer when I go out lol xx
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 9:46:00 AM
    nicely penneed Mandy...... I enjoyed this story... funny....best wishes....love