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capital punishment

Capital punishment

When a state
Kills a convicted murderer
The state
Becomes like the killer 
Murdering the defenseless 
In the toxic word 
Of justice 


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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 8:09:00 AM
    It is a pleasure to be reading so many diverse poems this morning Jan. I am very happy to have been able to read yours. Thank you for sharing your well written poetry. Have a very beautiful and joyful weekend. Love, Carol

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 8/17/2012 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Carol
  1. Date: 8/17/2012 3:52:00 AM
    Worse still, they murder not only the defenseless, they often murder the innocent... Terry (great poem)

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 8/17/2012 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes how true...thank you Terry