I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.
Danny Davito, a mobster as tough as they come
He was a monster with a hammer and a knife, but he preferred the gun
He roughed up a lotta guys, some twice his age
There was nothing that made this tough guy afraid
He was the main muscle in the mafia
The last guy you would probably never wish to see
We once heard he gorged out a guy’s eye with a match stick and a pea
When he was around 5 years old his papa gave him a good smacking
Because he robbed the candy shop down the road with a slingshot and had beer cans popping
His pappy was a good Christian man who hated crime
But when he scolded Danny not a single drop of tears flowed from his eyes
His Pappy looked at him and said, “Boy, you are the devils son.”
Danny jumped up and smiled at his father and sent him to his saviour with a gun
Danny was popular, the mob was tight and every gangster had an open door
All tough guys were welcome, family and more
As tough as Danny was he seemed to love cooking
He had spices of all kinds in his stainless Steele kitchen
He had cook books and everything needed to make a great meal
But what happened next made the deal seal
Danny was cooking up a storm and suddenly tears began to flow from this tough guys eyes
Everyone stood still and the place remained quite for a while
No one knew what to do as Danny never cried before.
Not in a day, a week, ten years or a million
But this vegetable made him cry as he was chopping onions
Who knew? A simple vegetable as an onion would bring tears running down this tough guys face
But despite that, Danny Davito is still top dog running his place.
© 2018 Clive Williams
Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on May 20, 2018:
Never knew that Flourish. Will try that
FlourishAnyway from USA on May 20, 2018:
I liked that twist! Great work, Clive! I hear chewing gum while cutting onions helps.