Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Crime Pays (If You Like Jail)

Crime Pays(If You Like Jail)
Many hunters in the night hiding in the shadows,
sillouettes under streetlights flashing their stillettos.
ooh grinning with hatred evil minds in action,
looking for the kill in the heart of the ghettos.
Misery loves company and so death draws nigh,
they've got the money rollin' just living for the high.
needle freaks shooting up sweatin' from the jones,
empty minded wandering and aching in the bones.
Fools thinkin' they own the town rebels with no cause,
thinking to themselves that Crime really Pays.
Crime Pays(If You Like Jail) Crime Really Pays
Crime Pays(If You Like Jail) Crime Really Pays
and now you've got time to kill.
Jokers of society burglars in the night,
Grand theft auto it's an endless criminal plight.
flying high on the crack a gutter for a mind,
always searching for something yet nothing do they find.
Get ready for the judge your name is on his list,
because your sense of justice it was a bloody fist.
whos' face was it and did it make you feel good?
well now you've got a reputation as a nickel and dime hood.
distorted sense of fairplay hey whatcha gonna do?
how nice it must be to think that crime pays
Crime Pays(If You Like Jail) Crime Really Pays
Crime Pays(If You Like Jail) Crime Really Pays
and now you've got time to kill.
written by Donald James Kirby Von Koehler 10-17-1988
Font size:

Submitted by ponyboy_c on January 30, 2021

1:13 min read

Discuss this Donald Kirby Von Koehler poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Crime Pays (If You Like Jail)" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/61289/crime-pays-(if-you-like-jail)>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Who is considered to be the greatest poet of Russia’s golden age?
    • A. Leo Tolstoy
    • B. Alexander Pushkin
    • C. Vladimir Mayakovsky
    • D. Charles Baudelaire

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets