Monday, March 19, 2012

The Cookie Thief by Valerie Cox

A woman was waiting at an 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 munched cookies and watched the clock
 As this gutsy 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
 And 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 as he ate the other
 She snatched it from him and thought 
"Oh brother! This guy has some nerve and he's also 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 back 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 was 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

Stay peaceful.


  1. Great little poem - it has such a wonderful message!

    ♥ Holly

  2. I agree! It's a favorite of mine. Glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting. :)