the lawsuit

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: May 24, 2012

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Submitted: May 24, 2012



 the Lawsuit


A lawsuit is filed with the court today

And a case begins to weave its way

Through a web of bureaucratic levels

Lives will change, lives will dishevel.


The lawsuit is serviced, you are a defendant

An attorney is needed, your savings expended.

Papers are copied from files retrieved

A deposition date you recently received.


Remembering events that occurred long ago

Twisted words become questions at every depo.

Your answers  may harm you  if the case goes to trial

The court’s calendar is full you must wait for a while.


Months turn into years,  the case will finally be tried

Before a jury of  peers,  your fate they shall decide.

You answer the questions the attorneys must ask

Now its up to the jury to finish the task.


Both parties are waiting out in the hall

Finally the clerk gives the attorneys a call

The jury appears with the decision at hand

Your body quivers and yet you must stand.


As the verdict is read, was justice served?

Did a party get awarded what they deserved?

Its up to the judge to review each decision

To interpret the law with ethical vision.


And so it continues as a party appeals,

Pending the next judge to finally reveal

Whether justice was served, or was this lawsuit in vain

Will the verdict be overturned, or will it remain?


No matter the decision the outcome is blatant

Lives are forever changed,  Lives are forever tainted. 


By Kim Braun









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