bartender, pour me another for the road

bartender, pour me another for the road

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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A man kills 4 members of one family drunk driving, what punishment fits the crime?

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poor little rich boy
taking your first ride
on the family's private jet --
hey bartender, pour me
another for the road
even though that'll make
me twice the legal load.

no one's out on a
Sunny Sunday are they?
except a grandpa plus three --
and just like that you
take out a whole family
and everything those
children could ever be.

poor little rich boy
out on bail
waiting to find out
how many years in jail
add up to justice
for a family who lost
their future and their past

one year,
two years
three years, or ten --
no amount
of your suffering
can make them
whole again





© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/02/23/marco-muzzo-sentencing-for-impaired-driving-crash-that-killed-four

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Muzzo got 10 years and a 12 year driving ban -- a stiff sentence for this country. I have nothing more to say.

Posted 5 Years Ago


what sad news, such reckless and irresponsible driving, the rich think they can get away with murder

steph

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

In this case, he likely will. The sentence is expected to be 5 years.
A sad ending. Drunk drivers kill so many. You create situation and bad ending. A sad story told that happen too often in the modern days my friend. Thank you for sharing the powerful words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thank you. This case has been very much in the news here. The driver will get his 5 years, the victi.. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

It happen often in Michigan. If they can pay for a good lawyer. The driver pay too little for their .. read more
this case is such an outrage ..from parents to murderer to defense attorney to judge ..a litany of fiasco ..slaps the face of everyone ... its beyond "wrapping ones mind around it" .. good for you in bringing to your pages and WC forum ... this is something that demands rectifying
E.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

the regular sentence for drunk driving without causing death is up to 5 years. He took 4 lives and t.. read more
yes, this is so absurd...what money can buy....and how some think they are insulated because of it and that nothing bad can happen...no punishment is bad enough...

well expressed in this poem....

j.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks. About the closest I could come to restorative justice would be letting the woman who lost he.. read more

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