If I Were A Judge… (Limerick)

I worked as a lawyer for over a dozen years, but I’ve never been a judge.  And that’s probably just as well.  Because my rulings might sound something like this:

If I Were A Judge…
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Your argument doesn’t make sense.
It’s absurd and illogical. Hence,
I must find for the plaintiff.
You’ve lost this insane tiff.
You simply don’t have a defense.

Both Totally Optional Prompts and Miss Rumphius prompt poets to write as somebody else this week.  So I’ve posted as an ornery judge … instead of my usual ornery self. 

And speaking of prompts, there’s still time to participate in my walking-related prompt.

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13 Responses to “If I Were A Judge… (Limerick)”

  1. Paul says:

    Madeleine you are my kind of lawyer !! :-)

  2. Noah says:

    We need a judge that would be like that. It’s not like the judicial system works, anyway.

  3. Tumblewords says:

    Please reconsider – you’d be a fine kinda judge!

  4. AnthonyNorth says:

    Sounds like a lot of judges in the UK :-)

  5. sister AE says:

    oh, yes! I think the court system could use some more common sense.

  6. paisley says:

    and an excellent ornery judge you are… i will have to remember that should i ever fall back into my evil ways…..

  7. UL says:

    nice judge here… :)

  8. Nice one Mad, you judged well!

  9. See, now I could stand to read more legal opinions like that…

  10. Melanie-bd says:

    Mad my old friend, it has been a long time since I’ve spoken to you. I hear you been having some fun times with Brian and the gang. Wish I had been there.
    I have been very ill for a while but look forward to writing poems.
    I love your Limericks as always, well done. You remind me of my father. He was the king of Limericks in my house/ Every question was answered with a Limerick. Wish I could do that. Great stuff. :-)

    love, Melanie-bd

  11. Lilibeth says:

    This one is my favorite so far. I’m not acquainted with the court, but, as a teenager, I read every Perry Mason book I could get my hands on, and I loved the lingo.