Wanted to give something back,
Spent thirty years helping the grieving.
A moment of weakness,
Touched a boy.
Got twenty years,
Neighbour repeatedly violated step-daughter,
Along with winks,
And sympathy from friends.
A lifetime of devotion meant nothing,
The trust of family meant as little.
If you see a sign for “Marlow” along the highway,
Roll up your windows and drive swiftly through,
If you must.
Gerald Lee Jordan
Diamond Harbour NZ
09 March 2013