Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."Quote Right

by Joseph Addison

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

The Rent Court

Cynthia Alvez Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Rent Court which was written by poet Cynthia Alvez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Cynthia Alvez

Best Cynthia Alvez Poems

+ Fav Poet

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
Umph! 
'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! '

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  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