Messages From Death Row

Messages From Death Row

A Poem by AveTN

Inspired by a friend of mine who is on death row. I often look at the world from his perspective, and I have realized that we all face our own prisons, in our own ways.


Surrounded by the inner walls of a cage

Metallic hopelessness tantalizes every sense

A story cut short on the very first page

A life that will remain forever evanescent

Worldly forces constrict what could have become

Of an existence that too soon will be over and done

All must face a prison, whether real or self-made

Our innocence do we offer as an unequal trade

For a world that is too real and merciless

A world that only leads to a lonely, dark abyss

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

The rules of the game one cannot pick and choose

A game called life which is far from fair

From the pool of blame and guilt each takes a share

And presents it as a poor means of recompense

In desperation we pay for our heinous offenses

For heaven do we strive, honor do we chase

Worthy of neither is the human race

© 2014 AveTN

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This is beautifully done. We all make major mistakes on our lives. I've made major ones that were never brought to light. I personally hate the death penalty because mistakes are made and then there are no do overs! And how can a burdened bureaucratic system feel enlightened enough to make this ultimate of decisions? Jesus said, let he without sin cast the first stone.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is superb piece of writing and deeply honest, thank you for sharing words of wisdom and facts about our existence...simply brilliant read

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on March 9, 2014
Last Updated on March 14, 2014
Tags: death row, prison, world, message



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