Ruby writes from the Philippines. Aside from writing, she enjoys organic gardening and researching anything useful and helpful.
The Silent Little Thief
Adults, teens, and children--everyone knows Her,
Her name chimes in everybody's ear
Her fame lures both young and old,
She holds a post in every office, home, and--church,
in someone's bag, pocket, and--heart.
She is the first thing you pat
As you open your eyes in the morning,
She is the last thing you touch
Before you close your eyes at night
And in between sunrise, midday, and dusk.
Day time, She always sits beside you
At night, She lies right next to you,
When you're awake, She never goes ahead of you
And She does not walk behind you,
Oh yes, She goes with you wherever you go.
She makes you laugh
But at times, She makes you cry,
She makes you so happy
Then later, she makes you gloomy
Because She lets you go hungry.
She takes most of your time to study,
Teacher, "I don't have an assignment today,"
"I wasn't able to read my lesson,"
"Oh, I'm so sorry," to your teacher you creatively say.
"I got no time, am always busy" you add craftily.
She gets most of you socially,
"Let's go and play", your friends would say,
"Oh no, please, not me" you refuse sheepishly.
I can't, I've plenty of things to do
And am a busy person you know.
My dear friend, slowly but surely,
She is in you, a little silent thief
A tiny sweet-looking creepy object
She holds most living beings--erudite or ill-bred captive
Then, She slowly, cunningly, and subtly, steals nothing else but--You.
© 2022 Ruby Campos