I Had Respect in Jail

I Had Respect in Jail



When I was in jail Joey started a fight with the CO

And I wanted to beat Joey up.

Still, I am as polite as a bow at a ball.


I don’t believe in fighting with cops unless

You want to die

As I wish you would.


The cop should have killed Joey.

There is human disorder that makes the universe fall apart.


I vomit when I think of the disrespect in Ferguson,

Baltimore and Milwaukee.


The aggrieved hurt their neighbors like they were enemies.

Death is the foul smell of disorder in the armpits of the angry entitled.


Black Lives Matter kill their innocent neighbors.


For each thug beaten by a cop a house burns around a little

Old man.


David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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