Francis Duggan

Looks Can Deceive - Poem by Francis Duggan

A well dressed clean cut fellow with short well groomed brown hair
A pin striped dark business suit with white shirt and brown tie he does wear
You can judge the man by his appearance some would have us believe
But that's like judging the book by the cover for looks can so deceive.

For one in his mid twenties he is a hardened crim
For looks can be deceiving you need not go past him
For conning an aged pensioner out of her lifetime savings he is just out of jail
To pay off her debts incurred because of him her home is up for sale.

Looks can deceive of course they can since his type are not rare
Though nothing about him in looks of which one should beware
A well dressed sweet talking young man he surely looks the part
But he has left an aged woman penniless with sorrow in her heart.

Two years for robbing one of her life savings does not seem that much time
And 'twould seem for him the road from jail is his road back to crime
He will find another victim the gullible not hard to find
And he will always be a crim he is that way inclined.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2008

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