Judith Driscoll Bryan

The Downfall Of A Peeping Tom (Ouch!)

In youth, his hair was Fire Engine Red.
A bully teased..'''Ha! Thar's Tomato Head! ''
Ego rot spurred psychotic tendencies.
Secretly, ogling girls in their panties.

This Peeping Tom...A Lunatic indeed!
In later life lurking in waste high weeds.
To sneak a peek at women, unaware.
Then, daringly thru their window, he'd stare.

Past a tower, near an evergreen hedge,
He climbed a ladder to a window ledge.
Thru open glass, he gazed, hitting''Pay Dirt! ''
Eyeing a lady, nude and unalert.

Arms toppled on legs, she lay on the floor.
'''A pervert like me, couldn't ask for more! '''
Her nudity caused his pulse rate to soar.
Balanced high up...on Rung # 44.

Downward he fell...(thump!) ...hitting the ground.
Up-righted by cops, just standing around.
'''Oh, how clumsy of me! ...I'll be OK.
Thank you, Gents! Now, I'm on my way! '''

'''Not so fast! ''' said a voice, cool and calm.
'''You could be a thief or a...Peeping Tom!
In jail, you'll sit, till I investigate,
Why you were up on that ladder, so late.'''

The drunken fair lady, who exposed all,
Sobered up and with haughty recall
Said...'''YES! That's him, I really must admit,
The murder of Stud Lee, he did commit.'''

Her Lover's body, he hadn't observed,
While lustfully eyeing her naked curves.
Wrongly found guilty! Oh, my! What a shame!
Now, he sadly regrets his 'Hide & Peek' games.



Moral? ..... In early life, ignore all bullies!

Poem Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Poem Edited: Monday, July 26, 2010

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  • Stone Granite (5/16/2008 11:34:00 PM)

    Randonly clicking about, oh how happy I was to find this funny little gem.

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  • Tears From A Soldiers Eyes (1/29/2007 1:52:00 AM)

    very funn I loved it keep it coming

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  • Duncan Wyllie (6/8/2006 1:16:00 PM)

    This is very funny, he got his just desserts in the end, naughty boy!
    Thanks for the fun, Love Duncan X

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  • Michael Gale (6/1/2006 2:07:00 PM)

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Perty dam good writin' Ms. More. Here is to a ten fallin' your way off'a the ladder of hilarity.

    God bless and best wishes-Michael Jeffrey Gale.

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  • Sylvia Spencer (5/18/2006 3:18:00 PM)

    Deanna I thoughly enjoyed this poem of yours, I like this kind of writing about everyday life, well put together.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/18/2006 12:04:00 AM)

    MOST ENJOYABLE PIECE, DEANNA (HILTON) MORE..(gotta be carefull what ya write in your Bio) ONLY KIDDING W/YA.YOU HAVE A DEXTEROUS FLAIR FOR A GOOD STORY ON PAPER...YOU KNOW HOW TO BRING THE READER NOT JUST TO YOUR WORK...BUT RATHER, INSIDE THE WORK...AND THAT DIFFERENTIATES THE GOOD WRITERS FROM THE OVER ACHIEVEING WRITERS...I'LL BE READING MORE OF YOUR WORK OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...BUT '' DOWNFALL GETS A PERFECT (10) !

    '''''''''''''''''''''''''~F. J. R.~''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (5/15/2006 10:22:00 AM)

    Deanna, that's what I like, a poem with a moral... well written and funny stuff! !
    Brian

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