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Political Poetry: What's a Mother Supposed to Do?

Updated on June 27, 2013
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Here’s a proposition for you

What’s a mother in this situation to do?

Her little boy is murdered,

On an operating table

The doctor never tried to save him

Even though he was able.


He denied him a chance

A chance at life,

All because this doctor

Deemed himself a God

With a knife.


Making life and death decisions

With the cavalier of a madman.

Looking upon the mother with disdain

Saying he did all he can


The mother seeks out justice,

But she is granted none.

The DA said insufficient evidence,

So she pulled out her gun.


Three shots

And the doctor is dead,

Now the DA wants to prosecute

He’s after her head.


What kind of world do we live in

Where a mother is denied her son

Because a doctor commits a crime

And the DA thinks his job is done.


Tell me please

What is a mother supposed to do

When men seek to defend their careers

Instead of doing

What they were supposed to do.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thanks, inspired by the show The Closer. LOL

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      ScRuTTy 5 years ago

      Good work, very touching.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It's crazy, the law is supposed to work for everyone.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      good work. when my mother's second husband was beaten into a mental hospital she tried to sue the police dept. because they didn't respond. it was pointed out,though she would win, she was guilty of so many criminal acts it would be years before she could spend the money... if any was left.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I think so too. If you were on the jury for this trial, could you in good conscious convict her

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      I think any mother in that position would seek justice. It must be heartbreaking to lose a child when they could have been saved.