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The Judge
by Andy James Turner
Monday, November 07, 2011
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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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!!

Love ya!

Jane
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,

Regis
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!

Peace,
Dayvid
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
Tony
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
awesome poem!
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Insight made funny!
~*Andy*~
But not to laugh
while in court!!

Lady Vivian
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.

John
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?
:) Janna
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?
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