THE SMILING SWINDLER.

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@Kandae11 (35969)
December 18, 2016 9:56am CST
He thought she was rich- had lots of money to spend; First, win her heart and she would be willing to lend. He was full of hype and oh, so vain! But she was smart and way ahead of his game. Told her his granny was desperately ill; It would make him happy if she paid the hospital bill. An ailing granny didn't exist; He had gambling debts which he hoped she would fix. He was looking for someone he could easily dupe; Had he been successful, there would be no hope of recoup. The address he gave was totally fake; No one knew where he lived - the liar, the rake. Luckily she wasn't taken by his charming smile; Those shifting eyes told her that he was a lie. He lives a life, always on the run; Some day he will pay for the wrongs he has done. A Kandase original
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Dec 16
I've heard that story before. Someone tried to dupe me, and I didn't have any money to be duped. Great poem. There are so many men out there like that.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
19 Dec 16
There sure are , and many women fall prey.
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Dec 16
@Kandae11 Yes they do.
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@stbrians (11922)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 Dec 16
They pry every opportunity to make an extra dime out of people. Shame on them
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Dec 16
I like it. Are you hoping to be published?
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@Kandae11 (35969)
18 Dec 16
I have been thinking of it.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Dec 16
@Kandae11 How many poems have you written?
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@Kandae11 (35969)
18 Dec 16
@masood72 Thank you.
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@marlina (72550)
• Canada
18 Dec 16
Is this based on a true story?
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@Kandae11 (35969)
18 Dec 16
Yes it is.
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@stbrians (11922)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 Dec 16
The way it is am sure it is based on a life experience
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@Kandae11 (35969)
19 Dec 16
@stbrians There are many con artists around.
@SIMPLYD (78586)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
Nice story you have there . Actually that happens everywhere . Some people earns money by swindling people . And when caught they will deny . But they are already in prison .
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@Kandae11 (35969)
19 Dec 16
People - women in particular - should try to be more alert.
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@SIMPLYD (78586)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
@Kandae11 Yes, they shouldn't be deceived by good looks and glib of tongue . They should be so discerning and suspicious too .
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@jaboUK (53528)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 16
Great poem, well done. It amazes me that women still fall for these scams despite all the publicity. Glad the woman in the poem wasn't conned.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
19 Dec 16
Seems his eyes put her on her guard.
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@stbrians (11922)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 Dec 16
Some of the men are smart and the unsuspecting women finally fall in love with them. Then it happens
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 Dec 16
oh yes, those scoundrels are out there, waiting to take any unsuspecting woman for every penny. Your words are oh, so true!
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@Kandae11 (35969)
18 Dec 16
Yes, it happens much too often.
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@stbrians (11922)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 Dec 16
Shame on those men. They look for double take offs
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@pgntwo (21630)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Dec 16
Rake - a wonderful term for a cad such as this. I liked that.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
18 Dec 16
Indeed, it is.
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@stbrians (11922)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 Dec 16
Me too eh
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@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
19 Dec 16
my lot is full of poets and authors. love it.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
19 Dec 16
A talented bunch.
@Tampa_girl7 (25369)
• United States
21 Dec 16
I feel so blessed to have never crossed paths with someone like that.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
21 Dec 16
I suppose its an awful feeling when one realizes they've been had.
@1hopefulman (27291)
• Canada
20 Dec 16
Always great! Well done! Is this based on personal experiences?
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@Kandae11 (35969)
20 Dec 16
Not this particular one.
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@Freelanzer (8499)
• Canada
19 Dec 16
I've had the misfortune to meet some of those characters back in the day,
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@Kandae11 (35969)
19 Dec 16
I have a feeling they didn't get the better of you.
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@DianneN (76068)
• United States
19 Dec 16
A beautiful poem that speaks the truth with so many swindlers on the loose!
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@stbrians (11922)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 Dec 16
They want to reap where they did not sow. Served him right. Thanks for the prudent lady. She read him through
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@Madshadi (8939)
• Brussels, Belgium
19 Dec 16
Great poem and great story. People should be able to tell a difference between a faithful person and a gold digger