Just One Lawyer

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It takes over $200,000 to make just one lawyer


It takes blood, sweat, and tears just to impress an employer


After seven years of academic strife


Here’s the job that just might change my life


 


Summer after summer in month-long internships


Writing paper after paper to just get a grip


On a dream that makes it seem like I’ll never get to sit


After dealing with the unappealing system of faulty politics


 


How will I get the job you ask?


My theory constitutes series of complicated tasks


Those that require dedication and hard work;


Those that will make the honest and uncorrupted smirk


 


Those that will put the misrepresented in a better place


Those that will put a smile on the underdog’s face


Those that will bring justice and equality to a world that’s so corrupt


These tasks are ones that will simply interrupt


The game that’s played by the wealthy and those with immoral power


A game that has been played to the very hour


 


This is a game that can be stopped with rigorous education


But the obstacle we face is its rising costs in our nation


Right after college, I plan to go to law school


Here I will gain every useful tool


 


That will help me in the field of forensics


To help others who are injured or sick


And others who simply don’t understand the law;


Those whose circumstances would leave one in awe


 


To make it in a field such as this


One needs financial support, dedication, and wits


Of the three, one stands out as a growing necessity


However, each of the three are very important to me


 


There is a growing need for financial support


Though resources are items that we learn how to sort


Into not only our present, but also our future lives


But there is one thing I’ve come to realize


 


It takes heart, trust, and compassion to make just one lawyer


It takes time, patience, and education to take down an exploiter


Stopping those who inflict years of strife;


This is what makes becoming a lawyer one job that just might change my life


 


 

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