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false imprisonment for contest

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false imprisonment for contest


She looked at his face as he raped her
Making sure she remembered all
When it was time to go to court
She watched as the jail sentence fell

He cried in court, I am innocent
No way would I do such a crime
But the court didn’t believe him
Put him away for a long time

Seems memories are a bad thing
In times when  you’r  not well
This man was innocent of the crime
Wasn’t him at all.

Mistakes are made quite innocently
Luckily he has forgiven her
For spending 11 years behind bars
When he knew that he shouldn’t be there

Said, one day I knew I would be rescued
From this life of pain
Knowing that you are innocent
Can drive a man insane.

“Live, forgive and keep moving on” are Ronalds motto
Not an easy task
When your back is against the wall
Justice is all you ask.

Now they speak out together
Public speaking about rape and distress
And the error of the eyewitness
When the victim’s life is a mess


Ronald Cotton  received  a life sentence which was revoked upon  DNA evidence, 11 years later.

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  1. Date: 11/14/2012 6:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment" contest Seren. Love, Carol

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/14/2012 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stoping and leaving a comment Carol,it is appreciated.... Seren
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:52:00 AM
    Great write my friend! Congratulations on your win! love/hugs, Leonora

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/14/2012 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank youLeonora... Seren
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 7:26:00 PM
    It must be tough on the witness also when she finds she has implicated the wrong person. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/11/2012 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joyce for stopping by and leaving a comment....Seren
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:39:00 AM
    I'm glad he finally got out. I enjoyed seeing this winning poem on the contest list. Congrats to you./

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/11/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Andrea, was pleased it was placed...Seren
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Good morning, Seren :-) Congratulations in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced " contest, deep subject... always~ PD

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/11/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello PD thanks for your congratulations....Seren
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:35:00 PM
    CONGRATS SEREN ON A FASCINATING WRITE AND WIN LUV .. TERRIFIC PIECE ..

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/11/2012 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda, thank you for your congratulations.. Seren
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:20:00 PM
    congrats on your win Seren

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/10/2012 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph
  1. Date: 10/13/2012 11:16:00 AM
    very touching poem and it does happens

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 10/13/2012 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kass.