Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


>>>Honesty Of A Thief


In the name of god
Six men silently went to do a theft
In a house of their neighbour
Successfully they broke into
And fortunately got their hands
On substantial amount of wealth
After completing the operation
Heftily they came back to their den
In a forest under a small cave
Merrily the boss sat down round
As a leader sits with his executives
And equally distributed the booty
He could cheat them easily
But he did not and that is called
The honesty of thieves.

Here is a man educated
And does a white collar job
But his greed is so much
He tells lies, takes bribes
With a slightest opportunity
Sells his honesty and swindle money
As if he is educated to cheat people
To kill trust, with expert hands
To do crime leaving no clue behind
Who is better this educated man
Or the leader of the thieves?

Submitted: Monday, November 25, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 25, 2013

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  • Bri Edwards (11/27/2013 6:18:00 PM)

    when you started the second stanza with Here is a man..., you lost me for a few lines. THEN i understood that you were starting to speak of another man, NOT from the 'den of thieves'....at least not the 'den' in the forest. i thought the white collar worker was moonlighting as a 'common' burglar.

    well done. i suppose white collar crime, though it may have devastating results, will often continue to be 'not punished as severely' as blue collar crime. thanks for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (11/27/2013 10:28:00 AM)

    Through comparison you have emphasized the idea that integrity is valued more than anything else. (Report) Reply

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