The Cookie Thief

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The Cookie Thief by Valerie Cox

A woman was waiting at an airport one night
With several long hours before her flight
She hunted for a book in the airport shop
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see
That the man beside her as bold as could be
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene
She munched cookies and watched the clock
As this gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by
Thinking “If I wasn’t so nice I’d blacken his eye”
With each cookie she took he took one too
And when only one was left she wondered what he’d do
With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh
He took the last cookie and broke it in half
He offered her half as he ate the other
She snatched it from him and thought “Oh brother
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude”
She had never known when she had been so galled
And sighed with relief when her flight was called
She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate
She boarded the plane and sank in her seat
Then sought her book which was almost complete
As she reached in her baggage she gasped with surprise
There was her bag of cookies in front of her eyes
“If mine are here” she moaned with despair
“Then the others were his and he tried to share”
“Too late to apologize she realized with grief”
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  Thank you Heather for sharing your cookies with me!

P.P.S.  This is for Iva’s Day 6-7 Birthday Challenge ~ click here to participate!

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10 thoughts on “The Cookie Thief

  1. I LOVE THIS!!! I also love Dr. Wayne! What a brilliant lesson…we should all take notice. I have been thinking about you…sending you love and light…and good energy! Blessitude – Lorrie

  2. Thank you for sharing this most insightful poem! Ohhh the stories we tell ourselves….our perceived truths….this poem is such a gentle reminder to remain open to all possibilities, and as storytellers, may we all share more cookies than snatch! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, this is delightful Yvonne. Thank you for sharing it. AND I’m so glad I caught up on my visiting here before I did my post on this too. Did you see Dr Dyer’s latest program? Just wonderful, and this poem blew my mind. I may still write on it, and now happily I can include a link to this lovely post! It’s so important to not leap to conclusions and assumptions, isn’t it?
    Blessings and Gratitude, Gina

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