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COURTROOM CAPERS

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COURTROOM CAPERS

In the witness box
pathologist Cox 
a seasoned witness quick on the draw
the lawyer, no rookie
a rather tough cookie
with a weak defense was clutching at straw

As a last resort:
"Your post-mortem report 
shows the deceased resisted attack."
"Surprisingly, M'Lord
he looked rather bored
and certainly gave me no flak.

"His eyes were closed
he pretended to doze
or already in Dead People's Land."
As laughter erupted
the judge interrupted
amused, he held up his hand:

"Devoid of breath
he still feigned death
you must have freaked him with scalpel in hand
for due corroboration 
and a full explanation 
should not we call the corpse to the stand?" 


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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 2:17:00 AM
    wanted to tell you happy thanksgiving before I leave!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Oh my, here you go again!! You are without a doubt the funniest individual I have ever known...Did you know that you have invented a new form of poetry? - Tim

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Good morning Licia.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Delysia

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Delysia... Congratulations, thanks for the support..... ~SKAT~ LOVE

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Delysia; This was really good. I enjoyed it very much. the rhyme was great. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 8:01:00 PM
    This was brilliantly penned. I loved the witty aspect of it also.

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:48:00 PM
    You kill me Licia, this one had me laughing. The witness sounds like a stand up guy with a stiff upper lip.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 7:33:00 AM
    A very clever write from one of the very talented poetesses. Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend Licia and the smiles. Thank you so much and my great honor as well for choosing one of my poems as your favourite. More blessings! Have a wonderful day! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 8:43:00 PM
    BRILLIANT my dear Licia! What a giggle... you're my kinda gal! Big huggeroonies... xoxox

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:54:00 PM
    My sweet poetess, your are indeed one talented Lady and I laugh with our PSoup family at your creative genius....You are genuinely loved...... Jake

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 11:49:00 AM
    witty as ever, delysia.. i needed this comic break!... grreat stuff!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Very clever concoction of a courtroom parody. Very humorous and enjoyable. Well done

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:03:00 PM
    very very cleverly done, my dear!!!

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 8:12:00 AM
    I love this poem; the thought that went into it, the rhyme, the meter and the surprise ending. Great write!

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:57:00 PM
    A very witty take on the legal system.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:29:00 PM
    Delysia, you're extremely sarcastic and deeply creative. I've read your poems and was left spellbound with your power of creativity and the knack to pack an unusual blow that awakens our minds to realities of life that are irreversible. Much appreciated. By the way, I featured you in one of my latest poems: Popcorn Music, whereby, with gusto you tore your blouse whilst harping and drumming in a Soup Orchestra! This is my tribute your great work. May you keep it up. Friend JM

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:10:00 PM
    I've decided I'm not going to die, least not in SA lol. This is wild Sis haha, you must tell me where you get this courtroom humour from. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Licia....you are funny! ;) Capers indeed. How are you, girlfriend? Hope all is well....Dropping by to thank you for your visits and all the lovely comments. You ROCK!