NOT MY PROUDEST MOMENT-----BUT MY BEST OPTION
The statute of limitations is long past---so I can now confess with impunity.
Truth be told---I'm not really ashamed. I was battling a clever and intransigent enemy---who had all the legal legs to stand on. Unless I could topple him---I would lose my inheritance.
Here's the story in a nutshell: My father---ever fearful of lawsuits---put nearly all his assets in someone else's name. Someone he trusted---who then up and died---trapping his assets in a vulnerable limbo. A near relative seemed poised to steal my rightful inheritance. Negotiations failed! (my enemy actually said to me: "I think I've got it all)
My mind whirled some sleepless nights till I hatched a plan of recovery. Soon, I had the money in hand.
Supoenas came from an outraged enemy----I would have to answer in court for my Machiavellian machinations. I will tell the rest of the story in rhyme.
And while I'm talking about my father--I'll take this opportunity to share two more short poems that illustrate his thinking.