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Dudley D Quince and the Book Making Gin (Poem)

Updated on April 15, 2013

Dudley D Quince sat in his chair by a tree

Pondering what type of work for him there could be

“Work is no fun Max,” to his dog he said, “not at all!”

Still he knew not to which type of work was his call

Then he smiled when an ideal came to him on a whim

I know Max, I think I’ll create a book making gin

“I can print people’s books for them with my gin

And they’ll pay lots of money,” he said with a grin.

So he made him a website and made it quite well

Of the books he could print and design it did tell

He spent many hours with his book making gin

And he created great lies to suck people in

I’ll tell them they’re great and make them feel good

Their books I can publish or at least tell them I could

I’ll make them believe I’m a man who loves God

They’re so tripe they’ll never believe I’m a fraud

My company’s name will have religious intent

I’ll use others money and never pay back a cent

Max shook his head at his master’s great hoax

How could he devise such a scam on good folks?

But a scam his did make and made it quite well

With his quick silver tongue his lies he did sell.

He talked people in to sending what ever they could

And assured them to cover the printing it would.

His lies grew much deeper and deeper in time

And soon doubt would grow in the customers’ minds

When they questioned his lies he went off in a rage

And told them of their books he’d shred every page

He threatened of slander and his lawyers he’d call

But, that too was a lie for he had none at all

Then to gain him some time he told some sad lies

Telling everyone his wife and his daughter had died

“Please give me some time so I can for them grieve”

They thought that, that too was just said to deceive

But to his wife they were friendly so to her next of kin

they offered condolences and in e-mails did send

Dudley went into rage, threatened to take all they had

But since no lawyer he had it made him look sad

They saved all the messages to help set his demise

And wrote hubs about him and all of his lies

So he closed down his gin though it made not one book

And he kept all the money, every cent that he took

Then he changed his name and his company’s too

But the people he cheated, they still saw straight through

He could change his name and his emails it’s true

But his IP address he could not change, they knew

Upon him they looked with sad thoughts and contempt

Since still their books would be published, forward they went

A moral to this? There is one to be found

It’s one to be harkened and one that’s quite sound

If a company has Christian or Cross in its name

Don’t blindly accept them as believing the same.

God works building companies and men up on deeds

Not from hype and pomp and words set to deceive

As for his dog max, soon he too wandered off,

For he knew whom to trust and whom he should not

So he left Dudley sitting alone there by the tree

And found a new family, and his new name, Barkley.

With a strong sense of trust and warm honesty,

A home filled with love and no need to deceive

Of the sad little man and his book making gin

The people he hurt will not trust him again

And warn others who might into his presence fall

He’s not to be trusted, not trusted at all

One day he will stand before his ultimate judge

The wages of sins against man God won’t budge


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    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks Petra, recently the man this hub is about tried to comment on another of my hubs. I started to debate him and let his admissions stand but felt this was not my reason for writing; I decided to remove the comments and replies as it provided a platform for him and detracted from the intent of the hub. Thanks again, and God Bless

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you for the poem. Not the same story, but not far from it. Too bad it happens on HP. I believe that the "buyer be aware" theory still applies.

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks for reading AEvans, I had fun writing this. Writing is a privilege and one I feel blessed to do. If we write and no one finds our work worthy of reading then we only wasted time and paper. Thank you and all those whom read, for the time they took, reading my hubs.

    • AEvans profile image


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      You should write children's books, you are quite creative it reminds a little bit of Dr.Seuss only it is an adult version. Great job! :)

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Great Hub, you have a way with words, vivid imagination gone wild.


    • Moneylady profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Best hub I EVER read!!! So much truth and lessons to be learned here!!! Great Job!

    • gulnazahmad profile image


      8 years ago from Pakistan

      A witty way of sharing a moral message, enjoyed reading it:)

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      As always Hello, I appriciate your taking time to read. For if somethings is not read, then why write? Thanks again...

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I think that was wonderful. Thank you for an enjoyable read.

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      It was fun to write, thanks for reading...

    • Kaie Arwen profile image

      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      Pure fun! Thank you



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