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The Facts of Pacts

There was a time my daddy said When a man’s word was his bond. A firm handshake sealed the contract, No one was ever conned. When railroads brought in lesser men Than those who won the west, Those shysters made some shady deals That could not pass the test. Then lawyers put their shingles up, Saying they could do it right, With a pact ink-signed and notarized, And completely watertight. Rules were made and laws were passed And lawyers filed each deed. While Dad maintained, with honest men Handshakes are all they need. Written 5/13/12

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 5/21/2012 7:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in Paula Swanson's "Pact" contest Joyce. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/20/2012 5:05:00 PM
A simpler time, now it's all a money racket. Excellent write! Many congrats. Hugs
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Date: 5/20/2012 3:47:00 PM
great and true. Hope u enjoyed da contest as wel as i did. And congrats for placing. Ronny
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Date: 5/20/2012 12:04:00 PM
So true!! [and free!] Congrad's on your winning write. Light & Love
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Date: 5/20/2012 8:40:00 AM
The world has changed, and in many ways, a man's honor is not enough....isn't that a shame? I enjoyed your poem, Joyce, so true!
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Date: 5/20/2012 6:36:00 AM
Yes, a poem in the present of a thing of the past... Congrats... Terry
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Date: 5/20/2012 2:07:00 AM
Joyce congrats on your win, very true..David
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Date: 5/20/2012 12:43:00 AM
Nice one Joyce, oh for the days when it was true xx
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Date: 5/14/2012 9:58:00 PM
NICELY done for the contest, Joyce. Nobody could describe this topic better!
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Date: 5/14/2012 5:22:00 AM
very true and well-said! good luck in the contest!
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