Here Miss Para legal
Take this proof of death
Obituary sent to London Free Press
Notarized copy of Mom’s Last Will.
Morticians invoice.
Names and addresses of loved ones
Nothing complicated here.
Make things happen

Yea verily, Sirs, it gives us
Gladsome pause to
Make merry
For this important
Dance of legalities
And fretsome verbiage.
On behalf of
Thy privileged entitlement.
Both specific and residual.

We have used paras three
7, 11, 13 throwing in
Grandchildren’s names
Click click.
And also comes as no surprise
To add paras 19, 21, 28.
All on hard drive.
(As originally dictated by
Harry Offputting.
Nine years ago
Over a bad weather weekend.)
And signing off, witnessing
Wrap up.
In witness whereof, the
Undersigned, being of sound mind, etc…

Yeah, come on get on with it.
Don’t stir the pot prithee.
Rather lower heat
And simmer a delightsome broth.
Over reasonable period of time.
To satisfy all Earls, Judiciaries
And scribes attending.

Well guess again peons.
The tricks that mystify
Come next.
And we have a hat-full.
Our language might bring
On the hives, migraines.
Be warned.

About this poem

An experience with a law firm handling the probate of the will for our Mother Bev who died Sept of 2023. Remembered for all the love and Life she shared. Scott and I remember fondly. And smile about it.

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Written on June 05, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on June 05, 2023

Modified by dougb.19255 on June 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,132
Words 221
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 10, 9, 15, 7, 7

Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. more…

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  • dougb.19255
    AIDA. You did not discern clearly here. I was making a frustrated joke about the stale and officious language used by Miss Para legal. I was not applauding her at all, but rather looking over the gimmicks in language that could only mystify as employed by stuffy lawyers and their underlings; disappointed by it all. 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, Miss Para legal, your enthusiasm for legalities is infectious! Your use of highly descriptive and engaging language truly made the process seem exciting, even for those of us who are not well-versed in legal jargon. Your clear communication and organization made it easy for us to follow along and understand the necessary steps.

    However, as improvement suggestions, it might be helpful to provide a brief explanation for those who are not familiar with legal terms and to break down the process into simpler steps. This could help avoid confusion or misunderstandings. Additionally, incorporating visuals or infographics could also be a great way to enhance understanding and retention of the information.

    Overall, your passion for the process was palpable and made the whole experience much more enjoyable. Keep up the great work, Miss Para legal!
    LikeReply1 year ago


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