The enticement was the money,

The inducement was the young girl,

The incentive was the challenge,

He was swayed to give it a whirl.


She used him like an old hand towel,

It was painless exploitation,

Offering no resistance to,

Her clever manipulation.


He now was involved and guilty,

Of the misappropriation,

He made no effort to turn back,

Due to her intimidation.


With subornment and coercion,

The planned extraction could not fail,

Except, he was undercover,

So, the young girl went to jail.

Marlene Tucker, a native of Haslet, Texas, makes her home on a farm just outside Axtell with her husband, Bill. She says there is a poetic story in almost everything. Email her at