The Killing

The Killing

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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A poem about the seamier side of life in Victorian London. It's not much different today! :)

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“Let's kill 'em, Willum,” the Weasel said,

“Let's chop 'em up, let's make 'em dead.”

Willum fixed the Weasel with a glare.

The Weasel quailed before that stare.


Willum said, “Nah, let's do somethin' different tonight.

I'll stay back 'ere, away from the light.

I wanna see 'ow much bottle you've got,

'Cause I don't reckon you've got a lot.

So I'm lettin' you do this one by yerself,

Don't screw it up, that could be bad for your 'ealth.”


The Weasel quivered, the Weasel quaked,

Willum knew his courage was faked.

The Weasel realized he would have to do it,

His trusty hip flask would help him get through it.

Taking a swig of the demon rum,

He said, “Okay, Willum, I'll get it done.”


The Weasel crept up behind the pair,

A knife in either hand,

Him in his frock coat with his haughty stare,

Her with her jewelled wedding band.


The killers were being paid,

To make both of them dead.

When the couple were slayed,

They'd get their bloody bread.


But the Weasel had thought,

Willum would do the real killing.

That was the deal he had bought,

And he was ready and willing.


But now here he was, out on his own,

He'd never have come, if only he'd known.

His guts were clenching, quivering with fear,

He wished he was anywhere else but here.


Summoning his courage, he stepped up to the plate,

Let's get 'er done, no reason to wait.”

He slipped one knife through the gentleman's ribs,

Then slashed the throat of Her Worshipful Nibs.


Fleeing the scene at his best turn of speed,

The Weasel did not hang around to watch them bleed.

He ducked into the alley to meet his friend Willum,

Saying, “Did you see that, Willum? Did you see me kill 'em?”


Willum replied, “I surely did.

Well done, Weasel. You did what I bid.”

Then, with one swift movement, Willum whipped out his knife,

Plunging it into the Weasel, stealing his life.


As he scrabbled at the cobbles on which he was lying,

And watched his blood leak out, and knew he was dying,

The Weasel looked at Willum with a tearful eye,

And said just one word, that word was “Why?”


“Well,” said Willum, with a nasty smile,

I've been planning this for quite a while.

This way we don't have to go Dutch,

I keep all the money, I get twice as much.

Then I'll use all that money to run off with your wife.

No hard feelings, mate, that's just the London Life.”





© 2019 The Iron Horseman



© 2019 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
As per usual my twisted sense of humor got the better of me!

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I appreciated your twisted sense of humour in this well written and descriptive narrative. You told the story with panache. Although based on Victorian times, you are quite right, the knifing going on in London based on turf wars and drugs means that nothing's changed much. Perhaps the victims have become younger. Quite a depressing state of affairs. Good read though.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Chris.
Yes, you are right, it is a sad state of affairs. I think the world gets ma.. read more



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This is great. Very well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Thanks again, my friend. This was very much my twisted sense of humor at work!
There is just no trust in the killing game.
But to steal a mans wife, that's just downright nasty.
You just know that woman is going to spend the bounty like it was going out of fashion now.
He'll wish the weasel was still alive to take her back.

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The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

So true! It's good to see your cynicism is still alive and well, Paul.
You truly have on of the most entertaining pen hands to read! That was captivating and worth every word read. The close was perfect and completely unexpected! That London life was no joke. lol

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The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Travis. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. As for the London Life line, it was very much the w.. read more
I expected nips, not nibs... To be brutally honest...
I read this before, and I read it again, and I might read it a third time...
However, it will never be anything short of silly-good nonsense...
Can I please get a to-go box of betrayal?
Hot-ordered to the motel room where I be getting down in that life with that wife...
I swear if it comes with extra stabby this time, I will complain to corporate

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DylanChase

3 Years Ago

Pffft.... You ever heard of orange bandanna capers?
No...?
You are about to...
.. read more
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Nope, now you've got me baffled. Is that the edible capers or those cut by jesters?
DylanChase

3 Years Ago

Rofl... Ask our Orange master of ceremonies....
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BBP
F*****g Brilliant!!!! I had an older western theme in mind at first but the london twist was awesome! London gangster themes always steal my heart!

Has to be one of my favorites I've read in I don't even know how long!

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BBP

3 Years Ago

LOL!!!!! Did the plan work?
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Yep! I now live abot 3000 miles away from where I started! Just about far enough! :D
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Do I have to speak with an Irish accent? :)
I love your unique storytelling in verse, with great rhyme, rhythm, & tongue-in-cheek attitude. You nailed the satire of this situation, whether victorian times or present times. I was catching a bit of the political stink here, as it relates to making war on most anything around the world that people can justify looting, luring others to do their dirty work with rah! rah! themes & parades. I'm afraid your poem causes my jaded viewpoints to surface . . . I best get back to my garden party where things can be light & fluffy again (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Lol! Thank you for this lovely review, Margie. You can always make me smile, which is a great thing,.. read more
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I appreciated your twisted sense of humour in this well written and descriptive narrative. You told the story with panache. Although based on Victorian times, you are quite right, the knifing going on in London based on turf wars and drugs means that nothing's changed much. Perhaps the victims have become younger. Quite a depressing state of affairs. Good read though.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Chris.
Yes, you are right, it is a sad state of affairs. I think the world gets ma.. read more

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