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County Judge


Raye McDonald 

Needed a job and thought I'd run,
Started the race at the sound of the gun.

Shook lots of hands and drove lots of miles,
Spent lots of money and gave lots of smiles.

Got in a run off with a good old guy,
Happened to beat him, but I'm not sure why.

The vote was close and I wiped my brow,
Stood around shakin' like a stove-up cow.

I've met lots of folks, some good, some bad,
Some days, I felt like I'd just "been had."

Some paid for weddings and some offered beer,
Oh, well, either one beats a kick in the rear.

My time in office is just about through,
And folks, I've really enjoyed serving you.

And if you don't like just what I've been,
Toss your hat in the ring... you just might win!

This poem was taken from the life and times of an actual county judge.

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