Potential Pardon

Potential Pardon

A Poem by LKBillips

Potential Pardon

Twelve faces stare intently at me
Holding my fate in their hands
Is it a criminal they see?
Or the hope of all my plans

I walked among my fellow man
And a crime fell at my door
To blame they go as quickly as they can
To punish and even the score

I stated my case as best I could
But hate was in their eyes
When you don't act like they think you should
They're fast to seek your demise

So here I am before the judge
The jury has reached their minds
I hope to God that they will budge
And not reach for cuffs that bind

The facts laid out in neat little rows
The truth should set me free
But you know how this story goes
Only find what they wish to see

Tick tock the twelfth hour chimes
I'm about to learn my luck
My heart rate begins to climb
As the gavel's swing is struck

We find this lass should be let go
And shame on all of you
For letting your raw emotions flow
And setting your sights askew

Though she's doesn't fit your style
She is your villain not
Caged she's been and all the while
The killer you've nah got

An outcry of the dead's mother
Did soar throughout the room
They all set off to seek another
Justice and flowers for the tomb

LKBillips

© 2018 LKBillips


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There is only ever justice when the right person is found guilty of the crime. I can't imagine what it must be like to be locked up and convicted of something you haven't done. You hear it all the time don't you? People being freed years later after the real criminal has been caught or forensic evidence proving they didn't do it. Your poem flows nicely, rhymes well and tells a story. I enjoyed the read. Thank you.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Chris! Yeah you hear those stories all the time. Thought I'd give this one a happy ending f.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Yes, appreciated a happy ending:)) Enjoy the week-end yourself as well.

Chris



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Well I must say, it is a refreshing twist on reality that justice was served. Too often a scapegoat will do, to tally up the stats and spreadsheets that seem to be taking over every aspect of working life. (can you tell I am a bitter ex office worker?) :)
Great flow to the piece. I imagine it being your party piece, round the campfire, guitar in hand,

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Lorry for the review. Still an office worker here. I feel your anguish daily lol.
Lorry

3 Years Ago

As I feel yours :)
There is only ever justice when the right person is found guilty of the crime. I can't imagine what it must be like to be locked up and convicted of something you haven't done. You hear it all the time don't you? People being freed years later after the real criminal has been caught or forensic evidence proving they didn't do it. Your poem flows nicely, rhymes well and tells a story. I enjoyed the read. Thank you.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Chris! Yeah you hear those stories all the time. Thought I'd give this one a happy ending f.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Yes, appreciated a happy ending:)) Enjoy the week-end yourself as well.

Chris

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Added on September 14, 2018
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