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Victims and Perpetrators

John Gentry

Dive into the mischievous world of Victims and Perpetrators: Light Verse Judgement on the Criminally Inclined, where the lines between lawbreakers and law enforcers blur in the most whimsical ways. Through the masterful pen of John Gentry, a humorist poet with a penchant for the peculiar, this collection of poems invites readers on a rollicking journey through the underbelly of society, all from the safety of their armchairs.

From the tale of Felony Fred, whose criminal escapades are as endearing as they are egregious, to the saga of a hapless diner in Hard Rock, Idaho, Gentry crafts a universe where crime does indeed pay - in laughter and wit. Each poem is a vignette, a snapshot of life on the other side of the law, told with a twinkle in the eye and a tip of the hat to the absurd.

So, whether you're a seasoned criminal mastermind looking to take a break from your nefarious activities, or a law-abiding citizen with a love for the lyrical, Victims and Perpetrators offers something for everyone. It's a reminder that, in the end, we're all just characters in the grand, ridiculous story of life - some of us just have better alibis than others.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Austin Macauley
  • Publish Date: Jul 19th, 2024
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.17in - 0.19lb
  • EAN: 9798886934595
  • Categories: GeneralForm - Limericks & Verse

About the Author

Gentry, John: -

John Gentry, a humorist poet, lives and writes in Ojai, California. He is retired after some 40 years in public and private education, the U.S. Navy and various other occupations and travels. In what he calls 'this age of rhyme and meterless free verse' he continues his efforts to reverse the literary trends of the present and revive the days when a widely acclaimed poem was determined by how many non-poet readers memorized and shared its lines, rather than by the number of poetry journal editors handing out awards for it. He is in his 89th year in 2023 and is no kind of victim or perpetrator as found in the pages of this book.


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