In The Courthouse
It happened one October morn
Long before I was born
The year was nineteen twenty four
A summons dropped through the door.
PC Gorst peering over the fence
Asked Tommy if he had a dog licence
He's nowt but a pup Tommy replied
I think you'll find him older the PC implied.
A summons Tommy then received
Lizzy his mum was awfully grieved
The summons stated that Tommy her son
Had kept an un-licienced dog anon.
On his behalf Lizzy attended the police court
Florrie her daughter went to give her support
Poor Lizzy collapsed and fell back with a thud
Florrie shouted oh mother this is not good.
Florrie then turned to the constable
And with a look so scornful
Shouted this is your fault PC Gorst
The clerk had to remind her of her outburst.
A doctor then was called for Lizzy
Who hadn't even blinked
The doctor listened to her heart
Then pronounced life extinct.
The bench then expressed their regret
But poor Florrie was far too upset
For she had to sit with her mother
While the constable went to bring her brother.
The inspector then recorded a tragedy
and sent his condolences to the family
Tommy arrived at the court feeling forlorn
Prosecution announced, summons withdrawn.
Copyright © Hazel Connelly | Year Posted 2017