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A Lawyer's Lament
by William Manchee

Friday, March 25, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The dreaded call deep in the night
A plea for aid that can't wait for light
Torn between duty and sloth
The good lawyer rises like a moth
Fluttering off to do his tedious job
Of defending some poor slob
Who probably won't even pay his bill
Nor ever thank him for his skill
In springing him from that sleazy jail
And dazzling the court to save his tail

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/15/2009
Amusing. Plus you can't slap a lien on a jail cell to collect. Patrick
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/26/2005
Can I believe that you feel this way, William? What is that saying, "How do you know if a lawyer is lying? Answer: His lips are moving." Had to do it, love my own attorney but not caring too much for some others these days. It's an amusing write that we all relate to. At some point we've all had a job, even a job we love, and felt that pang: Why am I doing this? I could be sailing. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by F William Broome 3/26/2005
How else would you know how to appreciate the better cases from rescues such as you describe? Have a couple of lawyers in the family. They will enjoy reading your lament. Thanks for writing it. - Bill
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/26/2005
Quite & altogether true, but they are still "snakes", LoL... Ed
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/25/2005
well done

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