A Mickey Mouse Verdict

Why Casey Anthony’s acquittal seems like a visit to Fantasyland

Twas just down the road from the Shrine of the Mouse
that a jury returned to Judge Perry’s courthouse
and rendered a Mickey Mouse verdict that shocked
a nation convinced they knew best.

Were Goofy and Daffy among those who said
that even though Casey’s young daughter was dead
she wasn’t the cause of this most heinous crime
and was falsely charged from the start?

Was justice the victim of Fantasyland?
Did Tinkerbell play a mischievous hand
by blinding the jurors from seeing the truth
with pixie dust bursts from her wand?

I ache for the child whose life was snuffed out.
Though Casey got off from some reasonable doubt,
that poor helpless baby remains without voice.
Should not someone pay for this crime?