The Traitor's March

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

For this poem, I wanted to create a rather ambiguous storyline based on a person who is condemned to death. I liked exploring this character's mindset and also not answering whether he was guilty or innocent to the crimes that he has been convicted off. Alongside that, I also enjoyed opening up another question on what else the character has done which is never stated.

I hope you enjoy this poem and thank you for taking the time to read it!


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The Traitor's March


Today I take the Traitor's March,

I'll walk straight into the sun,

I look at the crowds that have gathered 'round,

They do not know what I have done,


With the people here,

And the noose afear,

It'll be over afore the day is done,

But sing a song,

You know I've wronged,

And frankly I don't care to run.


Today I took the Traitor's March,

I walked straight into the Sun,

I looked at the crowds that gathered 'round,

They did not know what I had done,


They gave a good cheer,

As they stood right near,

And now I am but gone,

But they'll sing their songs,

Crammed in their throng,

And I'll walk forever on.


I'll be ever in the sun.


Let them sing their songs,

They'll be ever wrong,

They do not know what I have done.


- G.M.T.

Submitted: October 27, 2020

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