“Precedent” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock could have been titled “Judicial Prejudice”. The poem was originally published on Sunday, July 21,2013. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.



The judge was irked
With how he worked
The details of his case.
You cheated, sir!
Heard he from her,
And that is your disgrace.
And well beyond,
The case you spawned
With poisonous intent,
You did not show
An apropos
Respect for precedent.
The common law
On which we draw
Is now completely bound,
To every word
Which is conferred
By him whom we have crowned.

Your chief defect
Is disrespect
For what Obama said,
And in this court
You may not thwart
The path on which he tread.
I order you
To first undo
Your case by piece and part,
And then to find
The piece of mind
That comes through change of heart.
And furthermore,
To answer for
The disrespect you’ve shown,
To bow before
The presidential throne.


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My goal is to produce poetical cartoons. I try to use metaphors and caricatures (or a politician’s own words) to address complex political and social situations. In this way, I sum up current events in humorous verse.

2 thoughts on ““Precedent” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

  1. I read the Hot Air article. So now we have judges making decisions based on whether or not they “dishonor” the president? She believes it would be an embarrassment to Obama to let Detroit enter bankruptcy because he spearheaded the bailout of the auto industry???
    This type of behavior from someone who supposedly studied the law makes me even more afraid for my country.

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