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Below is the poem entitled POETIC JUSTICE - PART 2 which was written by poet delysia hendricks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The lawyer's named Julius
a veritable ebriosus
(in Queen's English:  perm'nently pissed)
he takes a last swig
gives a belch as of pig
from the bench: "Ouch!  Again I have missed!"

"Your Worship!  Your Honor!
virtuous your manner
that you're fair we humbly agree
but the bribe you are bleedin'
is well beyond reason
now, pray, set this criminal free?

"My learned colleague
the one with the wig
(I believe she's the state prosecutor)
for a meager amount
will withdraw all the counts,
wipe all evidence off her computer."

"Step forth, legal counsel
o'er the bench we will
negotiate new terms now you're plastered
approach the damned bench
please pardon my French
for Latin I haven't yet mastered

"To lighten my task
I'll partake from your flask
on financials 'tis wise to imbibe
two sips of your Cane
should rid me of pain
might I convince you to double the bribe?

"To remove any doubt,
morals I've nowt
to my pocket, not law, I'm compliant
Mr big-shot lawyer,
give me cause to respect yer
and try to squeeze more from your client!"

"After due consultation
and much apprehension",
said Julius, his look more disheveled
"This crime was hard toil
but we'll divvy the spoils
our offer's not doubled but trebled."

"On due legal analysis
this case is dismissed
and henceforth may no man refute it
I'll share in the bounty
thus though he be guilty
the wretched accused is acquitted."


(This is a work of fiction in its entirety and merely a satirical look at our corrupt
justice system)

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 12:46:00 AM
    Very good Licia, thoroughly entertained by a comical and well written poem about a serious topic. You did very well here! MC

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 6:03:00 PM
    That's the second leg well and truly examined and I likes very much Licia lol. A brilliant write and torch shone on the justice system and its legal criminals. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved winning poem.. Hail Yeah! to all the dragon slayer winners :-) :-) :-) *LINDA

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 1:26:00 PM
    I like that last stanza...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Well done on your creative pen. Congratulations on your win. AO

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 5:53:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 3:07:00 AM
    Excellent my friend and more realistic than we want to believe. Congratulations. Rick

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 10:29:00 AM
    You've nailed it. Have you considered a piece along the same lines about politics? I enjoyed the poem very much, and thanks for reading and commenting on mine... Jack

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 6:33:00 AM
    You had me at poetic justice. The verdict is in, I loved it.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Smiling broadly here My Lady---so glad you brought me here--you have the beginnings of a best selling short story!!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:40:00 PM
    WOW! Girl This is one great piece of poetry. You say it is fiction, But the truth is that it happens in real life everyday. when a person hires a criminal lawyer and pays that lawyer a lot of money, the lawyer knows that that person is guilty, the lawyer gets him out and he goes free. It is all about money. Thanks for reading JUSTICE. I didn't know that I won. My mom just passed away and I was out of town. Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 12:53:00 PM
    I read both - amazing!

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:46:00 AM
    And a deep look it is. I enjoyed this mightily although I know little about how corrupt the court system may be. I hope not this bad. Great writing though. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 1:50:00 PM
    can u see me? I can see you. You online :-)

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 4:35:00 PM
    this poetic justice is true to the line, and you put it so nocely in verse and rhyme.

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 8:08:00 PM
    you have mail

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 8:03:00 PM
    hey girlfriend I checked the block and there's nothing. How do i change me settings?

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 4:58:00 PM
    You have mail. Soup that is

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 9:39:00 PM
    It almost seems it is this way! And on the other hand we have wrong guys getting the death penalty, like the one described in the country song, the NIght the LIghts went out in Georgia. I enjoyed reading your satire here. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 6:15:00 PM
    Wow brilliant girlfriend. I would have convicted him just for being caught. More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!