“The Prosecution Rests”

Eight sit in the chair
And testify against the man.
Tension fills the air
They tell their tales as best they can.

A hero, a coach
The man is on trial for rape.
Ten, he did approach
Young boys. Too frightened to escape.

Next up, the defense
Brings those in support of Jerry.
The people are tense
More bad memories. They worry.

(Inspired by “It was ‘icky’, Sandusky witness says“, by Jeremy Roebuck and Michael Matza, in The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 15, 2012.)

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