THE JURY IS OUT

Written by: Leonard Kleeman

THE JURY IS OUT*

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 
verdict.

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).