The verdict


Standing in the dock

Waiting to be sentenced


In his judgment

Brusque closing statement


Branded as a thief

He ruled that a precedent be set


The press, emphatic in his words

He pronounced me undeniably guilty

Of stealing your heart

12 thoughts on “The verdict

    1. Hello Joan – I think you’ve travelled long enough with me to see me test my versatility. Thought if I could build the suspense a bit here, I can try it out in storytelling πŸ˜€

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  1. That is a wonderful poem, Chevvy. As you know, songs are never far from my mind, and after reading this, I thought of this classic by Isaac Hayes:

    My mother loved this one, and she passed that on to me. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks T. I understand what you mean about thinking in music terms. This song did cross my mind as I was writing the poem. But listening to it now all these years later, I can identify with it in terms of how I was raised but he also does the play on the ruse I pulled in the poem πŸ˜€. As you know, I could easily have added him to our list. Thank you for this reminder, I know I have the vinyl version somewhere and possibly a CD or two.


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