Judge Atticus

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Judge Atticus

(In the style of Jeremy Irons)

Oh, Judge Atticus, appointed for life.

Must be nice to be free from strife.

Trials in and trials out,

you seemingly judge without a doubt.

But we wonder why mob bosses run free.

Could it be, you’ve taken a fee?

Even when couples come to court to be hitched,

it seems as though you become more enriched.

The gavel comes down on a poor man, blamed.

Yet everyone knows that he’s surely been framed.

They say justice should be objective and blind.

The latter is covered, with glasses of that kind.

But the scales you carry do not weigh facts.

They weigh something green, let’s call it a “tax.”

For Illustration Friday‘s: “Hitched”

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9 responses to “Judge Atticus

  1. Ugh! Not many things are worse than a corrupt judge. Did he start that way, I wonder, and slowly develop a disease of the soul? Or perhaps he always intended to subvert the law to those who paid him most! The hands are my favorite part. Super cool as always!

  2. Absolutely loving this. Reminds me a little of Edward Gorey or Tim Burton. Keep up the great work!

  3. inspired to write with my illustrations πŸ™‚

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