Death Row Blues
He’d spent nearly a decade on death row
Praying for appeals that were not bestowed
Had a solid alibi
One the courts would just not buy
A death sentence he’d have to undergo
DNA exam proved him no killer
But there’s a sad angle to this thriller
Tests performed posthumously
Evidence came too late; what a chiller!
*For Miranda’s “Behind Bars Blues” contest
Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011
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