THE INFAMOUS THREESOME

Tom, Dick and Sally
Went strutting down the alley

 

The sky was blue
On the green grasses were no drops of dew

 

“Look there,” said Tom pointing to his right
And the threesome burst forth laughing with all their might

 

For there stood a bunch of bullies
Pulling down the red pants of a teary-eyed Billy
(Isn’t red not a colour to be stitched into a pant?)

 

Thus strode ahead the threesome
Having fun a wholesome

 

Into the college gates they barged
Larry bowed before them removing his hat
(Ain’t freshers supposed to acknowledge seniors with humble obeisance?)

 

They were late for the lecture as usual
But they didn’t think it to be anything unusual

 

Out pulled Sally a Notice from the Outboard
Crushed and crumpled, it was tossed over her shoulder falling near the toilet door
(Ain’t rules meant for chicken-hearted morons?)

 

Sliding down the staircase railing,
They reached their classroom in the basement humming and whistling

 

The teacher’s disparagement
Wasn’t a reason to cause ‘em any discouragement
(Don’t classroom disciplines make robots out of men?)

 

Off they scooted to the campus canteen as the bell rang
To join the rest of their infamous gang

 

They grabbed the lunch plate from a hungry Bob
And ran away to their secret hub
(Isn’t is fun to eat off others’ money?)

 

Such and such their days passed by
Until their actions left them high and dry

 

Realization struck one fine day
When they were walking across the broadway

 

A repentant Dick resolved never to traverse his old paths again
Nodded Tom and Sally in affirmatory unison

 

If you meet them sometime now
Ask them what made them change and how

 

You’ll know then the secret of their transformation
That monumentally reset their lives’ foundation
(Isn’t life’s reformation a reason for celebration?)