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Wrongful conviction

Sweetened dung is shoveled down
gluttonous throats with eager appetites for
alleged misdeeds skillfully spun
into a frenzy of sensationalized hype
by media-seasoned reporters.
Seduced by speculation and hearsay,
a jury of pseudo-intellectuals assembles
neatly with moral turpitude tied
smug and tight around rigid white collars
stained heavy with sweat and anticipation.
She stands alone as the eyes of
the court pierce through her appraising
her posture and expression while
the echo of charges being read dissipates
with the smell of type ink and old mahogany.
Fragments of truth embellished
for shock-value and dramatic effect
spill forth as vomit
from confessional mouths
reeking of rot and fermentation.
Vulturous prosecutors rise in fluid
motion squawking accusations in
expert execution of closing arguments, 
pecking apart flesh, unconscionably
scattering the meaty bones of her defense.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 4:17:00 PM
    Salem indeed! What a tremendously vivid write! Wonderful Thvia ;)

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 12:41:00 PM
    In principle, our the concepts and structure of justice system sounds marvelous... but money, egoism, exploitation, etc have perverted the ideal... and most people (aside from those benefiting from the circus)don't realize this or, worse, don't care... anyway, a wise insightful work! Terry

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Ahhh so cool great use of language! A poets poet ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

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  1. Date: 11/14/2012 5:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment" contest Thvia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Thvia! hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:48:00 PM
    Wow. I wonder why this was not at the tip top. Wonderful descriptive writing. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Good morning, Thvia :-) Congratulations in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced " contest, deep subject... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:29:00 AM
    VERY descriptive, What words you used!!! Congrats on your win, Thvia.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:03:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:49:00 AM
    well done Thvia ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:52:00 AM
    Hi Thvia, always try and read one's first post, yes i'm always 6 mth behind. Love this very angry poem, such profoundness, you certainly are not a novice, this really is awesome. Harry

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 2:08:00 PM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this week. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 9:29:00 AM
    I still like this. Congrats on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 5:25:00 AM
    Congrates on having your poem featured this week Thvia well done love Jayne

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 11:32:00 AM
    Thvia, I was pining to write one like this sometimes ago ... this would have fit the purpose, but could not rise to this level of genius. This is not just great, it is another favorite. Congratulations on its being featured, my gifted friend.

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 8:18:00 AM
    Hello! Thvia, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d."

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 8:17:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 6:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Thvia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 3:00:00 PM
    Congrats Thvia on your featured poem this week on the Soup my friend.. a nice one to share with us all today with luv...

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 9:23:00 AM
    mazing what the media can do. Big Brother is watching. If I was on a jury for someone shooting at the paparazzi, I would find them guilty of taking out the trash. Vince