By: Randy Morgan

One chance to make it big
One night to do it in
One person to impress then you a star
One show after another its all good
One bad break now the label whispering
One more now you gotta make way for the next

One misunderstanding so its beef
One thought of a way to make it end
One gun fully loaded black gloves
One ski mask a blunt to ease your mind
One free shot before shots are returned
One bang perfect aim no coming back
One mistake didn’t scope out the whole scene
One innocent bystander I.D,s you in a line-up
One case can’t afford a lawyer so your appointed one
One bang of the gavel silence covers the room
One life sentence handed down

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“One” of my earlier pieces


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  • margpie
    margpiealmost 6 years ago

    powerful, A slow momentum began building which led to an inevitable life sentence, brilliant work, I was excited reading this, wanting to know what would happen, it was being read to a beat in my mind, fast paced and full of anticipation…..brilliant work Randy :)…. Pie x

  • thanks the suspense effect was perfect

    – poeticgenius

  • Damien Venditti
    Damien Vendittialmost 6 years ago

    brilliant … a good lesson for the kids : )

  • Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
    Amber Elizabet...almost 6 years ago

    this is supurb and very dramatic =D great write !!

  • poeticgenius
    poeticgeniusalmost 6 years ago

    yea it’s one of my younger works but as any other I put my all into it.

  • jianina
    jianinaalmost 6 years ago

    They say one is a lonely number and two is close to one>>well i am one that has been affected be another one in this same predicament…only his counts of “first” involved many that weren’t behind the trigger>>no matter how many people there are around or how lonley one feels, One is as complete as its going to get! This piece speaks volumes of self sacrific, trying to make big! We ALL try fully, but the quantity of one veries to all!

  • Jascie Epinn
    Jascie Epinnover 5 years ago

    this is so true, people overlook that the first thing is always the last no matter how many times you try.

  • Verneda
    Vernedaabout 5 years ago

    I love it!!! So real! U are so ahead of your time…

  • thanks baby!

    – poeticgenius

  • boswell20
    boswell20over 4 years ago

    great write! very scenic and moving…full of the emotions that would run through your head..the flow is amazing it captures your from the beginning taking your prisoner til the end..great write!

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