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Jailed Innocent

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Jailed Innocent

Never thought I would adorn prison stripe
of black and white without fashion or flare.
News coverage was an exaggerated hype
that could give me a lifetime to wear.

I proclaim that I am blameless and innocent
with no record of violence anywhere.
My heart is heavy with sorrow for this gent
whose loving soul I did willfully snare.

I didn’t know his heart was weak and frail
from loss of his aged dying wife.
I plead don’t incarcerate me to lonely jail
for the rest of my young passionate life.

I have given my all, consoling lonely men
who have lost a loved one present or past.
Do not belong in jail, haven’t committed a sin
please reconsider your honor, I asked.

The old callous judge scowl faced with denial
sentenced me to life of community service.
Since the old gent died with a smile,
jail was not my rightful justice….

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Tenth Place Winner ~ "A poem that has never been entered in any contest” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer 
March 24, 2013

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, peace and blessings, debra

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Caryl! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:22:00 AM
    A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:39:00 PM
    Caryl, , thank you for SUPPORTING MY NEWEST contest...CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome win ;-) LINDA

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 8:31:00 AM
    great penn

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 8:34:00 AM
    Nice write and I am sorry you missed the bus on that one. Keep it up though.

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:20:00 PM
    oh, dang,and I was gonna congratulate you for closing out the contest until I saw the comments below. I know that for a long time there was one spot remaining open. Well, anyway,you got a great poem out of it, dearie!

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:42:00 PM
    Heya Caryl. I can see from your reply below that you missed the contest. Wot a bummer, because this story is pretty neat actually.

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:06:00 PM
    a great entry for the contest Caryl.. the story line is tremendous luv and the emotion on the convicted person shines in your lines... good luck .. this one has winner written on it already ..

    Muzzey Avatar Caryl Muzzey
    Date: 6/11/2011 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Linda, I was too late, the story of my life. Caryl