do what

so what to do when faced with courts believed corrupt
the arguments of lawyers are reputedly superb
their clever prose can talk a jury into saying
"The Birmingham Six they did the bomb"
when what they did was cards
it helps was fixed the evidence
of course no advocate would aid in that

but corruption burns the soul
once you've broken conscience it doesn't quietly rust
though strangers may not see it your smile will reflex tick
like you're a timer bomb approaching detonation never able calm.
you'll have no reparation you cannot uncorrupt a past
it's not like borrowed money which can always be repaid

the soul demands you ignore corrupt
but if you stay away the court aggressing credit pushers
or local clockwork men or chancers on a vampire trip
will legal steal your property

you keep possessions
or your soul
which is more important

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