Alfred George Stephens

(28 August 1865 - 15 April 1933 / Toowoomba)

Poems of Alfred George Stephens

1. Babylon 1/1/2004
2. The Hanging Judge 4/21/2010

The Hanging Judge

I am the Judge, the flower of the law,
Bolstered in, privileged, all men’s awe;
When I am pleased to display my wit
The court is a-cackle with joy of it;
When my liver is slightly out of order
Woe to who crosses me—barrister, warder!
How do I rule the obsequious gang?
The secret is simple—I always hang!
One plant in my legal garden grows:

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