Friday, June 29, 2007

pomes of buddy don: If They Are Not Stopped

If They Are Not Stopped

We are not privy to the things they do
And yet our lives to them are open books
Through which they are allowed to leaf and view
As they search through our private crannied nooks.

We cannot even see the evidence
That seems to suggest violated laws
For with no proof they need make no defense
Or for their actions even give just cause.

And yet if one of us becomes suspect
The right to legal counsel can be banned
A speedy trial take slow years to affect
With habeas corpus in no man’s land.

Of all crimes, those of leaders are the worst –
For if they are not stopped the land is cursed.

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Anne Johnson said...

That last couplet says it all, brother.

Tennessee Jed said...

I does seem as if America is cursed.

I saw the film SiCKO Friday night and I am feeling a little low, so forgive me for my darkness.