Boredom v. Politness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
A wordplay poem using legal language to describe a moment when someone reflects on the importance of manners.

Submitted: May 22, 2017

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Submitted: May 22, 2017



I heard her say hearsay throughout the night.

I became a witness to a conversation

That had no relevance to my life,

But I listened as I did not want to be found in contempt.


The Miss demeaned herself as a felon,

Committing of torture

And I became her victim.

My brain, screaming in pain from boredom.


I began to speculate,

Why did I have to try this woman of the crime,

When I could be doing something else

Worthy of my time?


With an affidavit of support

From my brain, I ignored

My need to please and found

The stranger guilty in the highest degree.


After I finished my hearing

I sentenced the woman to shame,

By walking away mid testimony.

A punishment worthy of her crime.


No longer was I subpoenaed

To please the court.

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