Tom Allport

Gold Star - 29,163 Points (31/05/1949 / Liverpool)

Robbery - Poem by Tom Allport

On opening the door
Greeted by a gun
With shouts of down
The nightmare had begun
Gun to head
Duct taped face
And arms and legs
In a terrified place.

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Light Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

a shocking event.

Comments about Robbery by Tom Allport

  • Susan Williams (4/10/2017 4:35:00 PM)

    Those first two lines are a tutorial in how to write an opening that is guaranteed to keep the reader reading [or flying to the nearest safe room].. How to write a frightening piece in a succinct and powerful way. I think I will go take a sedative now... ;) (Report) Reply

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  • Annette Aitken (4/9/2017 1:20:00 PM)

    The reading of this sends shivers down my spine, which is happening a little to often thses days. nicely written.

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  • Make Shift (4/3/2017 6:04:00 AM)

    Very well is left holding your breath. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 6, 2017

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