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The Rent Court

The folks were all ages
And surely it was not a matter of color, 
Some were bold in their strut, 
Arrogant in the tilt of their heads, 
Making the statement -'You Owe Me World! '
'If you don't have a cripe with your landlord, the line
Forms here! You others stay seated! '
Yelled the barker.
Young and old, 
Men and women
Made a mad dash and lined up for the Social Service
Give away
'I don't even see my tenant, 
This is costing me time! ' someone complains.
'You should be on the side line with the rest of the
Rent collectorsssss', someone replied.
A baby starts to wail...
Loud! ! ! 
Go on baby, go on and cry! 
This is the rent court.
'Where is the judge? '
'My forms say be here at 9 a.m and it's 9: 10.
'Umph! '
9: 25
'All Rise! '
'The Rent Court is now in session! '

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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:10:00 AM
    a picture of red tape and callousness.

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 1:11:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today I have enjoyed reading it. Have a great weekend Cynthia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Ah bureaucracy at its finest,land of the free and the mundane.Good job Cynthia, blessings, Carl