The dark van sped away in a suspicious manner
joining the busy evening traffic
no markings and an unreadable number plate
went for now unnoticed
an alarm in a small supermarket just blared
those inside cowered scared!
Mayhem left behind blood spattered the counter
the manager unconscious behind
a gang out to cause harm and injury to anyone
while heading to their planned job
this to them was making extra money and fun
not caring their victim had a son!
Inside the van the masked gang were prepared
and unphased by their violence
now waiting outside a bank managers house
with the intention of intimidation
to hold his family while he let them in the bank
but on this night their plan sank!
A suspicious wife was watching the dark van
sensing there was something wrong
contacting her husband and then the police
who came quickly to her aid
these bungling crooks must have been asleep
not a watchful eye did they keep!
Certainly not the organised team they thought
as a link was made with the raid
realising they had been made accelerated away
a high-speed pursuit began
late evening traffic heavy the surface was wet
destiny would soon be met!
Becoming more erratic with every single mile
hitting cars swerving across lanes
being monitored from a pursuing helicopter
then it failed to take a bend
skidding down an embankment and rolled
the ending easily foretold!
Inside the dark van the four were motionless
two had expired in the crash
the others had minor injuries nothing more
it was proved they raided the store
like so many were greedy the raid unplanned
now in the dock they stand!
One of many charges was for the brutal murder
of the young boys father!
The Foureyed Poet.