Righting a wrong


POSTED: Friday, January 09, 2009

An African-American of some note

Will move into a house at public expense.

Being sent there by a unanimous vote

An historic term he will soon commence.

He will be guarded by a security service

In a house covering a large expanse.

Public protection makes us nervous

For loss of life we cannot chance.

His entry there will right a wrong

Which has festered for far too long.

At last, we've seen the final curtain.

O.J. Simpson is gone for certain.


Daily headlines inspire the poet Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations appear on Sundays and Fridays. He can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).