Orlando Belo

Gold Star - 15,055 Points (Derby, England)

Another Man's Sin Can Do You In - Poem by Orlando Belo

Moving in the shadows on a moon lit night
a man stalked another and kept out of sight.
A grudge had to be settled by this cowardly pursuer
he wanted sweet revenge from this evil wrong doer.

The opportunity was right and he leapt from the dark
with an almighty thrust his knife went straight to the heart.
The victim laid still as blood oozed onto the wet ground,
the attacker kicked him hard, so no life could be found.

The murderer looked all around to check no one had seen
and then vanished into the shadows as before the death scene.
The very next day the slayer boasted to a so called friend
of how he stalked and killed a man to get his revenge.

Loose talk soon found its way to the dead man's brother.
Now this could only be settled by the death of another.
The murderer found out that he was being hunted down
so with his wife arranged an ambush at an hairdressers in town.

The dead man's brother was told the murderer would be there
as usual watching the hairdresser style his wife's hair.
At 14-30 the brother saw them and entered the salon,
he shut the door quietly and snapped the locks on.

Seeing the murderer standing at the far end of the room
he pulled out his knife knowing it would be over soon.
The murderer saw him approach and grinned at him,
"Ah, I see you're ready, " he said, "then shall we begin? "

The brother got closer and lunged forward with his knife,
but then he got stabbed with a blade by the murderer's wife.
Coughing blood he fell to the ground and asked the woman why,
she said because your brother raped me and deserved to die.

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Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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