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The Cookie Thief

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A woman was waiting at the 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 read, munched cookies, and watched the clock,

As the gustly “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.

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, and he ate the other.

She snatched it from him and thought, “Oh brother,

This guy has some nerve, and he’s also so 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 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 were 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!!!!


Moral of the poem: Never be so quick to judge another without having all the information. It could just be you that misunderstood.


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What a lovely poem with a great message :D

Jazaak'Allah khair for sharing sis, it really makes you think.



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before i read the wisely put Moral of the Poem, i assumed he had saved the ones he was taking from her so she could have them on her flight :D





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Wa iyyakum sisters. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and it's moral as much as I did :D

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