The Thief, The Priest and the Pearly Gate.


He didn’t speak a word about life or death

He was a man of few options and his politics left

Without a wife he lived alone in monetary strife

His world was all about risk and smoking his pipe

But when he entered a room he often brought gloom

Which you could cut with a knife.

To all who knew him, for even part of his life

He was a man of few words and little appeal

And once did even steal

From the tithings at the Church of St Augustine

What a thrill he did get

From taking wealth from the plate

For he was in need of some heavenly justice

And all one can say is, “Good on ya mate!”

For the priest will have more than enough

For gluttony, for lust and for bait

To impress his mistress and seal his fate

Of never passing through the pearly gate.

Maria D'Alessandro

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epigramman 4 years ago

... love your narrative style of poetry here - you inspire me greatly with this evocative piece of writing - and I see a big influence of you know who - here - me!! lol lol - no , Bob!!! I remember you reading it to me and love the 'sound' of it - now I am enjoying it again through the 'written word' lake erie time 2:23 am - off to bed now

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Yes Colin, I forgot to mention here that I wrote this in the style of the Prince of Poets himself - Epigramman just to prove that I'm a fast learner from only the best. Thanks for all your rave reviews. Cheers, Maria D'Alessandro

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Fantastic love the fantasy and that lousy thief shame on him.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Cheers Gypsy Rose Lee.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Classic narrative poetry! Just in love with your style and message and story here

Great poetry Indeed !

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