When was it that lawyers

Inherited the earth?

Was it when we elected them

To our legislatures

To the exclusion of practically

Everyone else?

After all, who but a lawyer

Knows the law?

Or was it when they became judges

Who seem to have decided

There are no bad lawyers

At least none who deserve

A little time in jail?

Or was it when they charged

For phone calls, unsolicited letters

And unobserved "billable hours"

At two hundred, three hundred, five hundred

Dollars an hour and nobody could complain?

The bill came from a lawyer

That should be enough justification

After all, to whom would you complain?

Your legislator?

Your judge?

Maybe your state bar?

Better get a lawyer

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Sorry folks, the system is rigged.

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