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By night when others soundly slept
And hath at once both ease and rest,
My waking eyes were open kept
To pinch from motor cars 'twas best.

I sought that which my soul did love
Like sat nav, bags and mobile phones,
Clothed all in black and both hands gloved
To burgle Escorts I was prone.

My hungry sack I filled with good (ies)
And bottled all my victims' tears,
But then two coppers grabbed my hood (ie)
And banished me to Court with cheers.

'What to this villain shall I give?'
The judge asked as he sentenced me,
And not one wanting to forgive

Colin Baker 07

(With thanks to Anne Bradstreet)


Colin Baker BSc (Hons) (Open) BA (Hons) Soc Sci (Open)

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The following comments are for "By Night When Others Soundly Slept (I'd pinch lots of stuff)"
by colinbaker62

"not least because one Escort was his"
many a true word...

Colin, thanks for this, gave a much needed laugh.

yours sincerely, a reformed character ;)

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: September 13, 2007 )

Hi Shannon, and it's good to know that some are able to be reformed. They haven't got to me yet, at least not thus


( Posted by: colinbaker62 [Member] On: September 14, 2007 )

yes a laugh was needed here too.
very nice piece.

( Posted by: monkpeabody [Member] On: September 18, 2007 )

Thanks Monk..What a splendid user name you have by the way! Wish I'd thought of that one....

( Posted by: colinbaker62 [Member] On: September 18, 2007 )

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