Crime Doesn’t Pay

A Poetic Story

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I opened a book to read
It filled my heart my mind
I read and read throughout the night
Until my eyes blurred blind
The words designed to set a stage
For what I’ll soon behold
The character who played the lead
Was getting on in age
The story starts from when a youth
Till now as he grows old
A crime occurred
The neighbor heard
What sounded like a shot
The police arrived to find some blood
Upon the teeter tot