Dead Man…

wgjw
~

He is waking up to…
A blood red sky…

He knows full well…
It’s the day he will die…

His last day on Earth…
And all that will bring…

Gazing out of a window…
His tears begin to sting…

A moment that’s been coming…
Since the verdict was heard…

The judge and the jury…
Unmoved and undeterred…

His defence well-constructed…
But crumbled under attack…

Those lies in his statements…
Stood out from the pack…

And the blood on his hands…
Became clear for all to see…

The thorough prosecution…
Unravelled the dark mystery…

Leaving him to face…
This last day all alone…

In a cage that is empty…
Which became his home…

Reliving the very moment…
That he stole her life…

A struggle in the darkness…
The flash of his sharp knife…

The sound that she made…
When she fell to the floor…

His feelings of elation…
His thirst hungry for more…

That surge of immortality…
Became the thrill of the chase…

Yet in the midst of over confidence…
The mask slipped from his face…

Now this day is upon him…
The sands of time have run out…

He no longer feels immortal…
He feels only fear and doubt…

~

©Eyewillnotcry1973

Inspired by the song “Dead Man Walking” by Pearl Jam

11 responses to “Dead Man…

  1. Very sad, thought provoking. I once served as a witness to an execution for the state of Virginia. the last electrocution they ever did. Probably the saddest and most surreal thing I have ever seen, and it all came down to a wrong choice, a very, very wrong choice!

  2. The flow of the poem succinctly flowed with the mood… I equally admire the use of rhymes in the poem. It was simply apt. As regards the issue of execution, it is always a painful decision… Sometimes I wish man doesn’t have to take the life of another man. Whether through murder or through capital punishment. But hey! Guess that’s why life is complex.

  3. What’s with all the ellipsis points? Those ellipses tell me to…
    Pause. If I were reading it out…
    Loud, or even in my head, I wouldn’t…
    Want to pause at all those places unless…
    I were William Shatner.

    Otherwise, nicely done.

    • Andy – it’s just the way I like to write, you will find more enjoyment reading my words if you let certain rules of writing go – I’m no real writer and certainly no real poet – Glad… You… Enjoyed… Regardless… Cheers J

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s