Contempt Of Court

A small town prosecutor
Called his first witness to the stand.
A grandmotherly type woman
Took the oath with upraised hand.

“Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”
“Yes, ever since you were a child,
You lie and cheat on your wife
And know how to get people riled.”

“You think that you’re a big shot,
In the piddly things that you do.
You don’t amount to a hill of beans.
Yes, Mr. Williams, I know you!”

Stunned, he lamely asked the woman,
“Do you also know Mr. Pace?”
Pointing at the defense attorney,
Who had a big grin on his face.

“Why yes I do,” said the lady.
“I’ve known Pacey all of his life.
He has a big drinking problem
And is having an affair with your wife.”

The Judge asked both to approach the bench.
“If you two even attempt
To ask her if she knows me,
I’ll slap you both in jail for contempt!”


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