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A Plea to President Joko Widodo

A Plea to President Joko Widodo Forgiveness is a fragrance of only the strong The weak seek vengeance for all that is wrong Though laws are made for all citizens to abide Compassion is the language of the heart not the mind. For Compassion, Kindness and Humility Come mainly from a much felt core called Empathy With these qualities you can be completely assured You will be a revered by your political peers Dear President Joko Widodo, compassion, kindness and humility In some corner of your heart I am sure you can find these three Take a minute to look into the agony of the victims’ families Then imagine what IT would be like to have your own, placed similarly We plead to your authority to forgive Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran ‘Cause if you do, the world who is fearfully watching and waiting on Will have profound Admiration, Respect and Gratitude towards you. And in that Forgiveness, you will find a sweet-scented Freedom too. As the ‘Noble’ ‘Exalted’ Hero in History you’ll go down Your Fragrance of Forgiveness will be forever lingering on You’ll be known as the greatest Indonesian President who showed his Might And just think about not having blood on your hands or a sleepless night. So Your Excellency, President Widodo we plead you to re-think, “Do I yield to the unforgiving Law or stir my compassionate being To forgive these two mortal men who have no doubt showed remorse And the Kindness and Humility shown will rid me of the weighty “Bloody” curse. By Mariette Ross

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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