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It is not that he doesnít
Have respect for his
Country,

He does, and a lot of
His countrymen too.

It is just that laws, for
The most part

Are for the rich and
Powerful

And the little man always
Gets screwed.

So he breaks the law
Because he must

In order to get by
In this life,

After all, he does have
A family;

Three kids, a dog, and
A wife.

The law, more often
Than notís, for the money.

Itís a revenue game
At the least.

There is a slant that
Keeps the have-notsí
Eating baloney

While providing the
Government and havesí
With a feast.

If he were the only
Lawmaker

You can bet there
Would be change.

The laws would be
To protect the people

Not the water on a
Rich rancherís range.

And their number would
Decrease by the thousands,

For he believes there
Must be a better way.

Why, each one of us
Unknowingly break many

Just living our lives
Day to day.

So you see, each person
Is an outlaw

While everyday new laws
Are being made.

You canít leave your
House without breaking
Many

And you canít just sit
At home in the shade.



------
Charmr


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The following comments are for "The Outlaw"
by Charmr

Outlaw&BS law...
You said it and I totally agree...I have by experience know the screw job so called justice is...I've been studying law and the constitution for years now...it's hard for some people to understand how crooked the judicial system is as a whole, simply because they have not been
stuck you know where by our so called protectors.
I'm not saying every cop or judge or lawyer is bad but, I haven't met many that aren't...I wrote a poem recently, Dear Lady, you would understand where I was coming from...
My daughter is a cop, and she has told me
some of the ways the bad cops do people, like I don't know, and NOTHING ever surprises me.
I have some time back been a victim of an abusive man, I was cut by this man and call them for help and they lock me up too, without being charged for anything, held me for 6hrs the
man that had abused me told them from the time he was cuffed she didn't touch me, still I got cuffed as well and jailed, no charge...that's BS**! That just one of many things Iv'e
experienced, the so called justice in parts and places in this country is so, so bad!!!!
Scary, I could go on, but you wrote the truth
and they will definetly rob you as well...
I got to just hush or I'll be crying, no joke.
It is so painful for me to talk more of this now.

Robin

( Posted by: Robinbird [Member] On: December 23, 2005 )

"We're all Nixon's" *
Charmr- Indeed. That's all I can say.

Enjoyed read.

Bobby7L

*1973

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: December 23, 2005 )

Fits you like a glove.
If I didn't know you, I would still know you wrote it.

( Posted by: starstar [Member] On: December 23, 2005 )

b w loney?


When even the rich rancher ignores the law what should the poor baloney eaters do? Great food for thought here.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: December 23, 2005 )

Striking Nails
This poem strikes the nail on the head. Very well-written in your inimitable economy of style.

Years ago, one of the reasons I decided to live a life writing poems is because I actually LIKE baloney.

Two things I wrote and try to live by:

1. "If justice ain't just, it just ain't justice." - Cowboy Bob

2. "Remember the golden rule, but be prepared to duck.

Another one I like but can't remember who coined it: "Trust everyone but cut the cards."

Enjoyed this poem - it says things that people need to be reminded of more often.

By the way, once lived for several weeks on nothing but cheap baloney and eggs. Two foods that are somewhat affordable when you're down and out (peanut butter is another one). Reminds me of a saying by, I think, T-Bone Walker: "When all you been eating is steak, beans taste good."

Which reminds me of a jazz musician story: Zoot Sims and another guy were walking down a New York street and a bum comes up to them and asks them if he could have a dollar. Zoot pulls out a dollar bill and starts to give it to the bum and suddenly snatches his hand back and says, "Hey, how do I know you aren't going to spend this on food?"

Well, I can see I'm starting to blabber.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: December 23, 2005 )

Thanks To All
Six ccccccccccccomments WOW!!!!!! Life is good......Romay

( Posted by: Charmr [Member] On: January 10, 2006 )

7 and counting Romay!!
You must have just missed mine!! Actually all my comments have been on the back of an old dinasour computor.

You know your writing is one of my favorite things to read in the wee hours, or early morning with my coffee. I won't ever get enough and I am serious when I tell you that you are brilliant. You have a way about you that is wholesome and so damn John Deere!!! Love your wisdom and the way you share it, I benefit from it and the comments you get too Romay.

This is Just ONE of my favorites of yours. You are very much a strong link of Lit. even if you don't feel it at times.

And you do it so well.

Love you,
Lauretta

( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: January 10, 2006 )

For The Record

The Outlaw


It is not that he doesnít
Have respect for his
Country,
He does, and for a lot of
His countrymen too.

It is just that laws, for
The most part
Are for the rich and
Powerful
And the little man always
Gets screwed.

So he breaks the law
Because he must
In order to get by
In this life,

After all, he does have
A family;
Three kids, a dog, and
A wife.

The law, more often
Than notís, for the money.
Itís a revenue game
At the least.

There is a slant that
Keeps the have-notsí
Eating baloney
While providing the
Government and havesí
With a feast.


( Posted by: Charmr [Member] On: November 30, 2006 )

Page #2

If he were the only
Lawmaker
You can bet there
Would be change.

The laws would be
To protect the people
Not the water on a
Rich rancherís range.

And their number would
Decrease by the thousands,
For he believes there
Must be a better way.

Why, each one of us
Unknowingly break plenty
Just living our lives
Day to day.

So you see, each person
Is an outlaw
While everyday new laws
Are being made.

You canít leave your
House without breaking
Many
And you canít just sit
At home in the shade.



( Posted by: Charmr [Member] On: November 30, 2006 )





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