Dee Daffodil

Think Twice My Friend - Poem by Dee Daffodil

Think twice my friend,
Before you scoff,
And think that you,
Can pull this off!

The man in blue,
The one with the gun,
Won't take a chance,
If you try to run!

And me, I've been here,
For many years,
And each,
Has brought it's share.

The 'B' and 'E's,
the pushers too,
Rapists are here,
And soon you'll be too!

But if only you would learn,
Before you come in,
It just doesn't pay,
To commit a sin.

Behind the bars,
In the dingy cells,
People go crazy,
They kill themselves!

Rats might walk,
And raped you might be!
And you'll pray to God,
That they set you free!

The meals are lousy,
The days are long.
To keep your cool,
You've got to be strong.

But if you don't hang yourself,
And you don't slash up,
You might make it through,
With a stroke of luck!

Then once again,
You'll be out on the street,
A lot will have changed...
But not cops on their beat!

So, think young fool!
Is it worth the risk,
To be caught in the act,
Or found out in the frisk?

And if you think,
That your luck is good,
I'll be seeing you soon,
You stupid young hood! !

Yes, me...I've been here,
For many years,
And the trouble, I've found,
Is that nobody cares!

And what do I care?
For as you'll see,
I'm the one on the outside,
And I've got the key! ! !

Comments about Think Twice My Friend by Dee Daffodil

  • (10/13/2008 8:18:00 AM)

    You got me thinking there until the very end. I thought do they have computers in prison. Oh, then you told us, you’re the one with the key. I had to read it twice. It’s an excellent poem, meaningful too. 10 from me, well written (Report) Reply

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  • (12/20/2007 12:22:00 AM)

    I am not sure how I missed this before,
    but, I like the fact that you at least try to do
    something about it before you have to tell them that!

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  • Jeff Hobbs (9/3/2006 9:15:00 PM)

    I wonder how many prisoners ever became geologists while they hammer in the quarry doing hard labour? (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2006 4:08:00 AM)

    Thank you for recommending this one, Dee, it was well worth the read. I have some additional comments to make which I will mail you with.

    Love, Fran xx
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  • Brian Dorn (6/4/2006 6:24:00 PM)

    Dee, excellent write... maybe you've converted a few potential criminals? Well done! !
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  • (5/29/2006 10:49:00 PM)

    I've never been in jail and that's one place I hope to never go! Great poem. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/18/2006 5:00:00 PM)


    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''~F. J. R.~''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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  • (5/4/2006 6:44:00 PM)

    Very strong narrative, you hold the key to some changing theirs minds I hope, a great write
    Love duncan
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  • (5/3/2006 11:22:00 AM)

    Ha! Good twist at the end of the story. -chuck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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