30 May 2008

Poem : Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at the airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book, but happened to see,
That the man beside her, as bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene

She read, munched cookies, and watched the clock,
As the gustly "cookie thief" diminished her stock
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I'd blacken his eye!"

With each cookie she took, he took one too.
When only one was left, she wondered what he'd do.
with a smile on his face and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, and he ate the other.
She snatched it from him and thought, "Oh brother,
This guy has some nerve, and he's also so rude,
Why, he didn't even show any gratitude!"

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate,
Refusing to look at the "thieving ingrate".

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat,
Then sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise.
There were her bag of cookies in front of her eyes!

"If mine are here," she moaned with despair.
"Then the others were his and he tried to share!"
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!!!!

Valerie Cox

9 comments - Click link below to add yours:

Anonymous said... 24/11/08 10:47 pm  

so sad.. too late we realize our mistakes :c

Anonymous said... 28/3/09 12:06 am  

This poem has deep meaning...mashallah very beautiful poem....

Anonymous said... 28/3/09 12:09 am  

WE R WHT WE C IN PEOPLE

Anonymous said... 14/9/09 9:44 am  

It's a story that all people should read and understand the reality that people only realize their mistake after doing it already..,
what a nice story

Anonymous said... 22/11/09 9:50 am  

ver beautiful clever poem...like a saga, has a very good moral

Anonymous said... 25/2/10 5:08 am  

I just love this poem.

Anonymous said... 3/10/10 3:47 am  

I heard this poem during a lecture several years ago. It stuck in my mind and I would try to find it on line. I am glad that I have finally found it.

Anonymous said... 18/10/10 11:49 am  

i like this poem so much

Anonymous said... 13/11/10 8:17 pm  

it would of been funny if that guy sat next to her on the plane

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