declared worthless

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i wrote this poem about a friend of mine who was executed in 1995 in prison ,,

Submitted: November 20, 2011

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IN MEMORY OF A FRIEND
ROBERT SMITH- ( DETROIT RED) 
JAN. 26, 1995........... 
I'm not a criminal 
I've got a problem with alcohol, 
a murder was committed 
and I took the fall....... 

Blacked out and dont remember 
the events of the night before, 
but coming to in a pair of cuffs 
and the slamming of a cell door... 

The judge read off the charge 
that led to my arrest, 
He shook his head and said 
Son, you have failed at lifes big test.... 

A unanimous decision of guilty 
thats whay the juror read, 
a tear spilled down myface 
as I realized what was said.... 

I was sentenced to death 
by lethal ejection, 
they said I was a cause 
of societies infection..... 

My last few hours alive 
spent with my family brokened hearted, 
knowing it wouldn't be much longer 
before I'd be departed..... 

After my family was led away 
I was strapped to the gurney, 
the facts weren't even presented 
cause I sold out by my attorney,,,,, 

Once wheeled into the chamber 
they opened the blue curtian, 
and all the faces I seen 
had looks that were un-certian...... 

 


After the poison was injected 
my body started to convusle, 
and fifteen minutes later 
my body had no pulse..... 

As the preacher stood over me 
he said, Lord, what a mess, 
He should have been given a chance 
instead of being declared worthless...... 


 


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