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The Letter of The Law

With one round bale in my pick up truck,

 After sixty miles of  gravel road,

A Mountie wrote me a ticket,

Because I did not secure my load.


Now I had a load strap on it,

I had tied her down real tight,

So I showed up in traffic court,

I aint going down without a fight.


 He conceded, I had done alright

Tying down that hay,

But claimed a little dust and chaff,

Had blown off along the way!


The Judge, she fined me eighty bucks,

 Because I did not tarp that load.

And you’re guilty if one blade of grass,

Should fall upon the road!


Mike Puhallo


PS. These are the simple facts of the case, how was your Friday the 13th?


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