Common Law                 [Part 1 of My Impeachment Trilogy]

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Squeezing the steering wheel of my car,

 

I was definitely in quite a hurry.

 

And as usual, I was running late.

 

 

That's when I heard old Ken Starr,

 

As he addressed the Senate jury,

 

Speak two words that made me sit up straight.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Ken said Congress had the opportunity,

 

As it relates to statesmen who screw up,

 

To: "Weave the Tapestry of Common Law."

 

 

Back when I first practiced housing unity,

 

Daddy said that it was time that I grew up.

 

Then he explained the term "Common Law".

 

 

BRIDGE

 

His mention of marriage did make me freak.

 

Hey, I wasn't sure that I was ready.

 

It seemed to me, that just the prior week,

 

My sweet thing and I were 'going steady'.

 

 

Who knew that time brought complications?

 

And why were my parents grinning?

 

I couldn't grasp the implications.

 

Instead of bummed out, you'd think they were winning.

 

 

Mom explained, that she and Pa,

 

Were happy with the deal they were getting.

 

They got a suitable daughter-in-law,

 

Without having to pay for a wedding.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Thanks to the impeachment, we now know,

 

Why different reactions are incited by,

 

The phrase: "Tapestry of Common Law".

 

 

Some loudly let their glad feelings show.

 

While, quietly, others may begin to cry,

 

Damning the "travesty of Common Law".

 

The End

 

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Keywords: Poems about holy matrimony, common law marriage poetry.