Mr Jobsworth

Poem By Tom Higgins

Mr Jobsworth

My name is Everett Jobsworth,
an' I'm the governor of this Texas prison,
I follow all my orders,
an' I follow one true vision.
I believe what it says in the Good Book,
I believe in an eye for an eye,
and that anyone, if a life he took,
then that person just gotta die!
I ain't worried if the guy they jailed,
could be innocent, that ain't no reason why,
when all of his appeals have failed,
that he should not now have to die.
No matter that the evidence which
convicted him, was slim to say the least,
I'm gonna make sure the sonofabitch,
goes to meet the Biblical beast.
It ain't my job to question why,
an innocent man may be put to death,
my job is to see he dies,
and to obey until my last breath,
I'll tell the world, I'll shout it loud,
I love my job and I'll never shirk,
my life is good, and I am proud
to be doing Almighty God's own work!

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