A day when I acquired a new asset, a day that I will not forget,
A day when I destroyed my moral compass, only left with regret
I took a friend’s phone left on the desk, a horrible mistake made by me,
I took a friend’s phone left on the desk, when there was no one else to see!
I tried to give it back but my mind changed a bit,
then further thought and decided,”Why not keep it?”
Returning to the hostel, everyone busy searching there, I saw rushing all around,
peering into every room– hoping that the phone would be found.
Frightened by seeing faces with fury,
I managed to hide it in a hurry
When I went to the friend to take a look,
whose phone I willingly took.
I saw his sorrow and pale face,
I felt from inside a feeling of disgrace.
Realizing that I have made a big mistake,
I said to myself, “I am not a friend but a fake.”
A burden of stress started to build, feeling pains of guilt,
I decided to give it back, and take leave of this dishonest quilt!
But I had no courage to return the stolen goods in front of everyone!
I wrote a letter of apology to him, my honesty a bastian.
confessing my fault and asking for forgiveness,
I placed it with the phone in his room, amid the midnight darkness.
In the morning I saw his feeling of joy,
His finding of what was lost and not destroyed
Then I felt relief from within,
and so sorry for my sin
so sorry for being host,
of wrong and selfish thoughts…almost!
(Actually my phone was taken and returned a day after with the name unknown)