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Below is the poem entitled THE JURY IS OUT which was written by poet Leonard Kleeman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There once was a simple rhyme
that made up a jury's mind.
They gave it great thought
for a verdict they sought
as the clock in the courtroom 
passed time.

They had to determine
how true the allegation
that the man really killed his wife;
or if he could go free 
and go on with his life.

They listened very closely
their minds made up mostly.
But their brains the lawyer 
did  sway, 
as they listened and then 
heard him say,
"If the glove doesn't fit
you have to acquit."
and  "not guilty"  became the 

And that was the rhyme 
that turned the jury's mind.
'Twas a shame, and a sham;
what a crime.

*  The O.J. trial prompted this poem when I saw a commercial for the Johnny Cochran Law firm on TV (after Cochran died).

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  1. Date: 6/12/2015 1:31:00 AM
    Leonard, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 1:17:00 AM
    Hi Richard wonderful why do some people walk free, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Leonard, I remember that trial very well, love Elizabeth