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Roger Clemens v. Real Crime

Surely the attention of officials and lawmakers could be better directed than it is.

Roger Clemens and Leiby Kletzky
Roger Clemens and Leiby Kletzky

(CLEVELAND) - When did the lines become so blurred in our society with regard to crime and punishment? It is hard to imagine a society where things are more out of sync than then are at this present time. We've become unmanageable; common sense hit the window at 120 m.p.h. and out it went, it isn't like we can just reel it back in.

Human beings are always confronted with temptation to say and do things they should avoid. It lurks around every corner and we must have a plan and remember that consistency is essential. In this regard are the priorities, once again, and fleeting common sense.

Terrible inexplicable crimes take place against human beings while the rule makers hound people of high accomplishment in the sports world. It almost becomes a game of semantics. His word against his, this person said that, and then you turn the radio on and learn that a small child on his way home from school who became lost, was abducted and murdered and cut into pieces.

Surely the attention of officials and lawmakers could be better directed than it is.

Roger Clemens v. Real Crime



Statistics support violent crime is on the rise it’s true,
Hey, even misdemeanor incidents are escalating too,
8 year-old boy in New York, dismembered for what?
High ranking elected officials everywhere are corrupt.

So when 103 law enforcement officers & 5 attorneys,
U.S., Germany, Puerto Rico, investigators journeyed,
72 locations, 229 reports, 45 witnesses uh Al Capone?
Then who’s in the grave under that phony headstone?

Stop it! This is serious, no time for any hanky-panky,
All of these, “suits” for a former New York Yankee?
Didn’t rob Fort Knox or cause Goldman Sachs to fall,
As all he ever did in life was throw a 100mph fastball.

When someone stole my car the cops took two days,
But in a no parking zone 10 minutes to tow it away,
Whereas, all this is in the interest of justice you say?
Rocket supposedly used steroids, that’s not fair play.

You’ve got that right yet neither is it murder in the 1st,
Nor the, “Crime of the Century” by a Voodoo Curse,
Needles, cotton balls contained evidence of his DNA,
All this over a game no wonder real criminals get away.

Not just a game okay but America’s favorite past time,
Compared to murder which is the more serious crime?
Well, this guy lied to Congress but don’t they lie too?
How many campaign promises never come through?

A Border Patrol Agent murdered in the, “line of fire,”
And the real criminals are dressed in three piece attire,
Defense attorney claims prosecutor’s evidence is fake,
It is baseball not human trafficking, what will it take?

A, “slider” takes precedence over the Mexican Cartel?
Drug runners killed a Veteran, put the pitcher in jail?
You kidding me, between the two which one is worst?
Hell, forget about the breaking ball, “who’s on first?”

By Luke Easter

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Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.

We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.

Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: lyricsfromlucas@aol.com




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Salem Florist August 13, 2011 12:55 pm (Pacific time)

Very well written, and right to the point. We need to spend less time on things that don't matter and don't hurt our way of life. Last time I checked baseball was and always be just a game


COLLI July 15, 2011 7:29 pm (Pacific time)

Luke: Short, to-the-point and very well stated . . . Another innocent child brutally slain and we focus on crucifying a sports figure . . . while monsters roam out streets we focus on the mistakes of an otherwise clean young man . . . a sad testament to our priorities indeed. Someone needed to point this out and I am grateful that you did. Thank you.

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