A Lawyer’s Tale ( 3-Verse Limerick)

As you can tell from this 3-verse limerick, my legal career had a rather inauspicious start:

A Lawyer’s Tale (3-Verse Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I once worked for a sleazy attorney.
(Let’s just call him “Unethical Earnie.”)
I rebuffed him when ordered
To do things that bordered
On iffy and worse. What a journey!

I quit just as soon as I could —
Found a new lawyer job — knock on wood.
He flipped out when I left
And he left me bereft,
Ripping off all my cash really good.

Decades later, I just got the news
That this fellow who’s garnered my boos
Lost his license: Disbarred!
No more lawyering card!
Schadenfreude — I virtually ooze.

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16 Responses to “A Lawyer’s Tale ( 3-Verse Limerick)”

  1. Sara v says:

    Karma will get you every time:-) My first clerking job was in an office with a family law attorney who left sleeze marks on the floor–fortunately I wasn’t working for him!

  2. Mama Zen says:

    That last line is just priceless!

  3. z. alexi says:

    Wow, Mad~~I, too, escaped an unethical boss. He sold a baldness-cure…have ya heard of him? Hell, no~~he’d be rich ‘n’ famous if there were such a cure. [I left him a “Dear Amnon Bar-Tur” letter on his desk on a Friday…aaack!]

    While reading, I serendipitously came across 2 quotes which shrieked Mad Kane!:

    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A person flattened by an opponent can get up again. One flattened by conformity stays down for good.~~Ths J. Watson

    Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.~~Chauncey Depew

    I must hasten to fwd your 3-piece limerick around the globe; what a savvy tale & verse.

  4. Mary says:

    Glad he finally got his just reward.

  5. vandana says:

    every career has its ups and downs

  6. Ha! Worth the wait!

  7. brian miller says:

    woot…hey we all get what is coming to us in the end…def he found his just reward…lawyer, ha…i know a few jokes about them…smiles

  8. aka_andrea says:

    Earnie~ love it! This is such a witty way to say that karma is always watching and listening…

  9. Ah! What goes around, does indeed come right back around. Glad the employer got what was coming to him!

  10. Absolute adorable and deeply felt as well :)

  11. How many can use Schadenfreude in a limerick? !!

  12. Sherri B. says:

    What goes around comes around – so cleverly written!

  13. Talon says:

    Oh, that karma…sometimes it takes time, but she’s always watching and waiting to pounce. :)

  14. So clever. Too bad he got to make big bucks all the years in between!

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments!

  16. It’s probably not your ‘piece of cake’ you know…not right people, not right place, wrong time…and everyone always gets what he/she deserves early or later…don’t give up…keep looking for ‘your world’…:)