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Lawyer Envy

(The writing exercise was to choose three poetry cliches and make them fresh)
(back stabber, after my own heart; and a soul of discretion; maybe more...)

He was a back stabber
After my own heart
Meek and sleek and sneaky
He wormed his way in
And 'innocently' uncovered
State secrets
Private tales
Skeletons in closets
They were all fair game

He was a back stabber
Not to be trusted
But had 
Such a sweet smile
That promised a soul of discretion
It was too easy to believe him
It felt good to trust him

He pulled his victims in
And it wasn’t until the court case
Was over
And the jury voted for him
Again
That you realized he was a back stabber

He pulled it off with such panache
And charm
You had to admire the guy
Even while you staunched your blood

I wish – oh I wish
I had his skills
He was a back stabber
After my own heart

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 2/20/2016 9:40:00 PM
having worked for lawyers for more than 20 years, i thoroughly enjoyed this. well written.
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Date: 7/13/2011 6:14:00 AM
this would have also worked with a politician, then again most slime ball lawyers become politicians, feasting off the waste of what was once the "middle class"
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KJ Hooten
Date: 7/19/2011 8:24:00 AM
Like a friend says: tell me how you really feel! : D Have you seen Michael J. Fox on THE GOOD WIFE? He inspired me.
Date: 7/12/2011 7:30:00 PM
I like the "back stabber after my own heart" idea. What were the three cliches you used?
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KJ Hooten
Date: 7/19/2011 8:25:00 AM
Thanks. I added the cliches under the title.