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The old man

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The old man

I met a man in the alley
who looked a little old
When he saw me approach,
He yelled, “you stupid cockroach!”
      I was a little shaken
I thought he was mistaken;
I told him my name
But all was in vain.
      He came running towards me like hell
And on the ground I fell,
When I got up
He threatened to take me to jail
       I stood there in shock;
I couldn't even talk,
And in between all this, he asked,
“Are you a hen or a cock?”
    I looked at him with puzzled eyes,
And he said I resembled wood lice,
I lost my temper and yelled at him;
He smiled as if I had said something nice.
     Now I had grown much irritated,
So I no longer hesitated
But as I walked away, 
He exclaimed, “What a pleasant day!”

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:37:00 AM
    YOUR STYLE IS GOOD, THE STORY BEHIND THE WRIT IS CLEVERLY CRAFTED- THERE'S NICE RHYME IN THIS POEM. I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH.....JM

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:08:00 AM
    - A good poem about a nice meeting - thank you, Rishav! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:41:00 AM
    Quite an interesting fellow you met that day..Sara