by Andy James Turner
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In my court you will do as I say, think for yourself and Iíll lock you away.
Name, name you who Iíll shame, what is your name and, name is your what?
Or have you forgot?
Dad is my name, daddy to my son.
Youíre a father; itís you who we shun!
Youíre wasting my time; I should be off golfing and having fun
Why are you here, why are you near, donít try to play on my emotions, dear.
Iíd like to see my son.
Sun, sun, look out the window, youíll see your sun.
I donít mean that, that I do not mean, s-o-n, my son sir is
Who I wish to see!
Usher of the court, give me a report.
What is a father and what is a son?
Something that was done for fun, maybe in recreation
And consummation of the childís creation!
Yes, yes, makes a bloody awful mess.
Father, never had one of those the stalk
Left me under a rose on our garden plot.
Explains a lot.
What did you say; Iíll hang you before the end of the day.
Nice garden plot!
Why do you want to see the creature this mother has got?
We will have fun and Iíll nurture him a lot.
Fun, fun no time for fun no father needs to see his son -so the mother says-
I just thoughtÖ
Silence in my court, a thought, just, a thought!
That is contempt of my court
No father is allowed a thought!
My son, my son I dearly loveÖ
Love, love, thatís no reason, it is high treason
Take him away and hanged today. Thatís
Fun boy, aye?
Court usher, tea and toast as we watch him
Hang from the post!
Yes Sir! Then golf Sir?
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|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|A mother should NEVER deny a father the right to see his children unless there was a darn good reason. Shame on her!!
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|It hurts when the absurd and reality become indistinguishable. Well done Patrick|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Such is the "justice" of men, Andy. Sad but stark and real. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Total brilliance, Turner. The verbal equivalent of a Gerald Scarfe cartoon and twice as hauntingly real. This is sheer inspiration driven through macabre personal experience. Your pen both bleeds and radiates. xx|
|Reviewed by Larry Matthews
|A true picture of how it is . Well done|
|Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
|This piece weaves a wonderful wit with a powerful message! Very creatively done!
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|I WOULD BE LAUGHING ANDY BUT THIS SORT OF THING IS SO TRUE. MOTHER'S DON'T REALIZE THAT FATHER'S LOVE THEIR CHILDREN JUST AS MUCH AS THEY DO...OR...SOMETIMES...IT'S THE GREATER TRAGEDY...THEY DO REALIZE. I HOPE YOU GET THE VICTORY...PRAY MUCH. THANKS FOR SHARING AND KEEP YOUR CHIN UP. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|As always Andy you add a humorous touch. My prayers are going to be for you and your Son.
GOD BLESS YOU BOTH
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Andy, you've outdone yourself with this piece of great humor -- droll as the hilarious works of my all time favorite stand up comedian this is -- your comedic skills are considerable my dear friend -- I judge it to be very entertaining -- I bid you joy, love and peace -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Insight made funny!
But not to laugh
while in court!!
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Wow! Wow. So playfully clever, yet you delve deep, snaring all that is so painfully ludicrous about the judge, about the situation, with brilliant caustic whimsy!
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Sooner or later your son will be old enough to make his own decisions, then you will have him in your life, most certainly...e|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Love the offbeat take, the wry
point of view, the delivery of
this farce and circus - sharp as
ten new razor blades you are, Andy,
and cutting edge.
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|Entertaining yet frustration is oozing from the tight stitches of humor. Does this judge reside somewhere in the 1970's Toon town? Perhaps on Dafty Drive?
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|I think we would all be surprised if we could look behind closed doors to see what kind of life many of our judges lead! And, these are the men and woman who decide the fate of many of the people who are brought before them. Justice? You decide.
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by jude forese
|some judges are a joke of justice and their courts a sham of sensibility ...|
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Andy this is truly a clever write well done so terrific indeed Laura
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|What a court of idiocy this guy managed to find. I can understand, though, where this piece of work could have gleaned its thoughts from. Wonder how the judge would be if he'd been there for a traffic ticket?|