And the fine will be ...
And lo, it came to pass that with
Few jobs and a shortage of money
Fines for misdemeanours followed
The course of the great depression,
When food became legal tender,
And twenty potatoes was enough to
Clear a fine for running a red light.
Two carrots and a stick of celery,
Paid the price for being caught out
On the street without due cause,
Whilst a sack of flour and two
Chickens kept the taxman at bay.
Attempting to illegally board a train
However, reaped a much heavier
Penalty, when the cops in company
With a FedEx van claimed the
Contents of a lady’s fridge and
Pleasuring a man in the park,
Gave a dozen bananas a new
Lease of life, but still dissatisfied,
The court sitting on a Sunday,
Demanded an additional sum
Of two leeks and a coconut.
© Joseph G Dawson
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