No Contest

 

No Contest (Randyjw; May 9, 2019)

 

Of the bad I’ve done

No excused crimes of passion

emits from forked tongues

 

The judges human

don’t look at goodness in sums

but each act, as one

 

Opening statements,

intent, and motivation

Leave the jury hung

 

The courtroom drama

supporting evidence flung

considerations begun

 

Intimidation

the cross-examination

A gavel bangs down

 

So, put to the gun,

Not for, but because… of love,

I admit to none

 

 

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