‘Forbid the Thief’ A New Poem

ROBBER

By Carol Lazarus (written on Sept. 15th 2013)

 

Do not be distracted.

Forbid the thief from entering in.

 

That thief.

He watches, and he waits.

He sees, and wants.

He bides his time.

Get busy, he says.

Keep going, he coaxes.

Don’t try to rest, you’ll lose time, he urges.

 

He wants you to be

Too tired to think.

Too bothered to be ordered,

Too fast to be patient.

That’s when he starts to win.

 

Hurry! Hurry! Faster! More!

Run, don’t walk!!

 

He pushes you to the brink,

Lets you drink

When you should eat,

Tells you not to think.

Makes you feast

When you should fast –

Mixes up everything!

He knows, he knows,

Once disorder comes

He will have a blast.

Possess your own past.

 

He can steal everything,

So don’t be distracted.

Forbid the thief from entering in.

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