Here you will find the Poem John M. Church of poet Edgar Lee Masters
I was attorney for the "Q" And the Indemnity Company which insured The owners of the mine. I pulled the wires with judge and jury, And the upper courts, to beat the claims Of the crippled, the widow and orphan, And made a fortune thereat. The bar association sang my praises In a high-flown resolution. And the floral tributes were many -- But the rats devoured my heart And a snake made a nest in my skull.