If there ever was a critter, Francis Hopps was one

What makes a learned man cruel, wasn’t he ashamed of what he’d become?

He seemed to have no heart, and if he did it was made from stone

Why did he belittle his workers, couldn’t he leave them alone?

Time catches up with people, be careful what you do

Because bad people pay a penance, cruel deeds catch up with you

It might take days or weeks or years

Until blemishes in a personality start to appear

But Francis Hopps had dug a grave, events would affect his mind

Time indeed had caught him, the past haunted him inside.


Quick update-

My second draft of ‘Kith And Kin’ is nearing completion, and I hope to release the novel on kindle in the early Autumn. Until then, I intend to post some related poetry as ‘appetisers.’ Keep your eyes peeled for more updates.


© Sophie Bowns 2011-2016


6 thoughts on “Cruel Deeds

  1. That was beautiful writing! In just that short bit of time, it felt like I climbed inside the story.

  2. Your poem could describe a lot of people and events in today’s world, unfortunately! I’m glad you’re publishing a new novel in full, instead of giving it all away for free on your blog. 😉

    1. Thank you Alana. I think bad people often have to pay for what they have done in a round about way. My current draft stands at 84,610- it is getting there, but I still have a little way to go! In the meantime, I will try to write more related poetry!

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