The Ones Who Call Their Own Plays

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

In the game of pigskin football,

 

I've studied every player in The Hall.

 

Take those chosen to lead the attack,

 

I'm referring to the quarterbacks.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Many qualities are found in the best,

 

But clearly one ranks above the rest.

 

The QB's who deserve the most praise,

 

Are the ones who call their own plays.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

In the real world, attorneys must do,

 

What their paying clients tell them to.

 

Exceptions arise if work is pro-bono.

 

Or if one party has starred in a porno.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Like if sexy Stormy Daniels came forward,

 

With a story which would leave voters bothered.

 

One lawyer felt that, amongst his duties,

 

Was shutting up this actress, from the nudies.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

The lawyer got her to agree to a pact.

 

Knowing "DD" need not sign the contract.

 

An exhibition of true self reliance.

 

But it takes lots of cash to buy silence.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

Pawning his home is how money was raised.

 

Getting paid back didn't seem to have him phased.

 

Decades from now, in Poly-Sci, will be taught,

 

This case study on how elections are fought.

 

 

VERSE 7

 

So our President's rep is protected,

 

Taking one for the team is expected.

 

Don't question if Trump thinks that it's great.

 

On Twitter, his lawyers collaborate.

 

 

VERSE 8

 

Final drafts are posted under one name,

 

So his loyal fans think they're one and the same.

 

These are two examples of why, these days,

 

The greatest lawyers call their own plays.

 

 

The End.

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2018.  All rights reserved.

 

 

PS - I sometimes include what I call "poetic remnants" following a work.  These are passages which didn't make the cut, for whatever reason.

 

Here's a poetic remnant from this poem:

 

 

VERSE 6.5

 

I keep lots of one's, because there's a chance,

 

Stormy could stop in the Bluegrass to dance.

 

Hey, it's called "ART" when dancers aren't fondled.

 

Unlike sessions on screen, or with The Donald.

 

 

Alright.  Thanks for your time and consideration.

 

 

Keywords: Poems about politics, Legal system poetry, Odes about porn stars, Verses about Michael Cohen.