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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY - continued: IX and X

IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY… IX If ever I had a country And if ever I were not robbed of my barrister's degree I'd set up shop on a perch at Hyde Park Corner For a chance to plead for the Damnés de la Terre at Old Bailey Receive the eternally forlorn under a tree for no fee And rally all victims of pleadings under my barrister's wig free That is, if ever I were not robbed of that Call to the Bar duty And this, even if I never had no country X If ever I had a country And if ever I were not robbed of the chance to plead for the unfree The poor who tremble helpless at the Law's ermine garb decree The innocent wretched who let fall their inalienable rights and flee The defenceless cowed by the moneyed clients' Big-Time lawyer crap Claim and Counter-claim Summons for Disclosure trap That is, if ever I were not robbed of my self-taught Inns of Court degree And this, even if I never had no country © T. Wignesan - Paris, 2018

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