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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - The soft court system

The soft court system

by

James Bredin


Most homeless types canít be bothered trying to get a job,
Many are busy panhandling or the occasional assault and rob,
Never go to jail because appointed judges give them bail,
And compliant politicians know that this continues to prevail.

And the people look on helplessly at a system gone soft,
No recall, no referendums and too busy using Microsoft,
The revolving-door bail system cannot be altered or changed,
And criminals walk free though they could be armed and deranged.

It doesnít matter how many previous bails or guns are involved,
To the appointed justices of the peace, everything is solved,
And if other people are killed by these criminals walking free,
The public will just have to bow their heads and everyone agree.


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