They said it was a mate crime

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They said it was a mate crime

But I didn’t understand,

So they asked me about Andy

And I said he was my friend.

 

I met him at the bus stop

When I was going into town,

We chatted while we waited

For the bus to come around.

 

I said my name was Brenda

And he asked me where I lived

Then I told him all about me

Where i went and what I did.

 

Andy asked me some more questions

So I showed him all my things

He liked looking at my bank cards

And some of my key-rings.

 

I’ve met him quite a few times now

He often stops to speak

Sometimes he waits outside my house

Or says where we should meet.

 

I told Amy that he was my friend

She asked me how I knew

I said I asked him if he liked me

And he said of course I do.

 

Last week I gave him money

He asked me if I could

When he looked at me and smiled

I said of course I would.

 

Andy said this was our secret

No one would need to know

He would give this money back to me

In a week or so.

 

The next week he wanted more money

And I asked him why

He started to get angry

And he made me cry.

 

Amy said that she was worried

When I got home that day

She asked me what had happened

And at first I wouldn’t say.

 

Then I started crying

I told her about the money

She said we must tell someone

And told me not to worry.

 

Now people are all saying

Andy was not my friend

What he did was very wrong

Being friends was just pretend.

 

I’ve spoken to the police now

And now I understand

I know what mate crime is

Andy wasn’t a real friend.

 

So now you’ve heard my story

I hope this doesn’t happen to you

But if someone acts like Andy did

Tell someone, you must, please do.

 

©Karen Murray http://www.magnoliastreet.co.uk

They said it was a mate crime

But I didn’t understand,

So they asked me about Andy

And I said he was my friend.

 

I met him at the bus stop

When I was going into town,

We chatted while we waited

For the bus to come around.

 

I said my name was Brenda

And he asked me where I lived

Then I told him all about me

Where i went and what I did.

 

Andy asked me some more questions

So I showed him all my things

He liked looking at my bank cards

And some of my key-rings.

 

I’ve met him quite a few times now

He often stops to speak

Sometimes he waits outside my house

Or says where we should meet.

 

I told Amy that he was my friend

She asked me how I knew

I said I asked him if he liked me

And he said of course I do.

 

Last week I gave him money

He asked me if I could

When he looked at me and smiled

I said of course I would.

 

Andy said this was our secret

No one would need to know

He would give this money back to me

In a week or so.

 

The next week he wanted more money

And I asked him why

He started to get angry

And he made me cry.

 

Amy said that she was worried

When I got home that day

She asked me what had happened

And at first I wouldn’t say.

 

Then I started crying

I told her about the money

She said we must tell someone

And told me not to worry.

 

Now people are all saying

Andy was not my friend

What he did was very wrong

Being friends was just pretend.

 

I’ve spoken to the police now

And now I understand

I know what mate crime is

Andy wasn’t a real friend.

 

So now you’ve heard my story

I hope this doesn’t happen to you

But if someone acts like Andy did

Tell someone, you must, please do.

 

©Karen Murray http://www.magnoliastreet.co.uk

 

 

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