Innocent Man - An Original Poem by S

Freedom never seemed so far

The freedom to be who we are

I think as I walk this last mile

An innocent man

Who was damned

Before he ever had a trial

I didn't do what they said I did

I never killed that mother and kid

But I guess when you've been framed

Innocence is moot

My reputation already proceeded me

A man of ill repute

I've been no angel

I might have stolen

And I might have lied

But I can say

I never took a life

I never picked up that knife

But someone else out there did

And now I feel

Such hopelessness and misery

Whoever killed them wasn't me

But I'm paying anyway

No matter what I do or say

Today they're going to execute me

Of this life, I'll be free

With no one there to mourn

Or believe in me

When I say I am

An innocent man

Only we know

Who and what we are

And only God can tell

If we've been good or bad

But this life is all I've had

And now it's too late

The injection needle will decide my fate

My soul thrown to the four winds

I can only hope to live again

In a better life

Free of pain, heartache, and strife

Amen.


- S.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It's horrid being blamed for something we didn't do and it must be so much worse for someone in this situation. It's just as well that he believes in God so that he will be truly free to live eternally.


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thanks Blossom, this poem just seemed to call to me and make me write it! I agree, it is good to have faith in a higher power. I know it gets me through as well.

- S.


Dudette 4 years ago

Cute!! Sry mistakenly voted down-- :( sry hit wrong button


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you for the compliment anyways, Dudette. I believe you can always change your vote later, but either way it'll be alright. I appreciate you enjoying the read and commenting.

- S.

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