Objection, Your Honour: Tirtinska

OBJECTION, YOUR HONOUR

Ironic liberty caps put him in the dock here.
Plus a system not quite broken but severely bent.
Climbed a sycamore entranced by the texture, the scent.
Then someone comes down the road. Too late to disappear.

This officer of the law – you see his type worldwide.
Worships petty regulations. (i.e. benighted.)
“I proceeded to caution the accused who replied …”
The constable consulted his notebook, recited
“‘Oh, the colours, the colours,’ he giggled and sighed.”

Now the magistrate’s favourite part, inducing fear.
The power to deal harshly with any miscreant.
“Something you wish to say before I pronounce judgement?”
“Beam me up, Scotty. It’s getting rather hot down here.”

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on September 3, 2020, in Poetry, Tirtinska and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed reading this well crafted poem, Ben – along with the humor. πŸ™‚ (I hadn’t heard of a “Tirtinska” before.)

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    • Hardly surprising you haven’t heard of the form as I only recently created it. 😊

      TIRTINSKA

      Thirteen words – a
      Thirteen words – b
      Thirteen words – b
      Thirteen words – a

      Thirteen words – c
      Thirteen words – d
      Thirteen words – c
      Thirteen words – d
      Thirteen words – c

      Thirteen words – a
      Thirteen words – b
      Thirteen words – b
      Thirteen words – a

      Built around the Fibonacci numbers 5,8 and 13.

      Glad you enjoyed the poem. Apart from being common in the U.K Wikipedia says that In the United States they are most common in the Pacific Northwest. (Liberty caps, not Fibonacci numbers. πŸ˜‰)

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  2. hear! hear! πŸ™‚

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  3. Pretty good, Ben. πŸ™‚

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