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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 Executioners agree Evidence came too late; what a chiller! *For Miranda’s “Behind Bars Blues” contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 6/21/2011 12:59:00 PM
Crikey, I didn't realise how many contest results I'd missed while co judging - please forgive hasty message - many congrats to you for all your recent wins, my friend : )
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Date: 6/21/2011 11:35:00 AM
Fine Limerick Carolyn. Many a wrong verdict has been handed down. Now that DNA technology has grown, hopefully all the Mounties get their men. Congratulations on your win :) smiles 4U
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Date: 6/21/2011 10:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Randa's "Behind Bars Blues" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/18/2011 8:02:00 PM
I'm hoping this is a work of fiction, Carolyn. It would be sooo sad if it really happened. Congratulations on your well-deserved win. Nice one, my friend. :))
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Date: 6/18/2011 6:06:00 PM
To suffer wrongly all for nought, pinned by the ears and silence bought, ironic pain a pardon sought, is death an education... great offering babe, thought provoking, Don
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Date: 6/18/2011 11:02:00 AM
Oh this should have been higher. It has that suprise ending that is chilling. Hope you are full of good news and good cheer today. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/18/2011 10:22:00 AM
My congratulations on the win in the contest of miranda, Carolyn
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Date: 6/18/2011 8:28:00 AM
Love your poem Carolyn! If I had to "do it all over again," I would be a defense attorney for this exact reason. It's sad what can happen to some-that is why I believe in the "system." Thanks for this beautiful write.
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Date: 6/5/2011 1:16:00 PM
Fine Limerick for Miranda's contest Carolyn, good luck with this gem :)
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Date: 6/2/2011 3:10:00 PM
I hope your trip was SUPUH DUPUH COOL and the sights, sounds, tastes, and all other senses were tickled for you lady! Missed ya! I changed my name LOL. You like the Esquire! Ha. I like the super pretentious ring to it. It is very sarcastic btw. Although most won't get it and I love it that way! Because I am a JOKER in this deck of cards (of life) FOR NOW! ~JSLambert E S Q U I R E !!!!!!!!
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Date: 6/1/2011 7:09:00 PM
Okay all you fish! After June 2 - y'all can breathe easy!
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Date: 5/27/2011 12:58:00 PM
yes Bundy got what he deserved, but this poor chap, you wrote about, if he did not do it, what a shame, a great poem, and have fun on your vaction, you lucky dog.
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Date: 5/27/2011 11:31:00 AM
I thought this one was also about that awful Bundy bloke to start with - great limerick, Carolyn. I wish England would reintroduce the death penalty, but it sure sucks for an innocent guy to be executed.
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Date: 5/27/2011 7:33:00 AM
Thank you for the wonderful poetry you have posted and are sharing with us today Carolyn. Wishing you the best always in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a super vacation. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/26/2011 10:48:00 PM
Oh the fallability of man Carolyn!
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Date: 5/26/2011 9:44:00 PM
good luck in the contest and you can read when you get back after what I hope is a wonderful vacation, great limerick
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Date: 5/26/2011 8:26:00 PM
I have read about cases where the DNA evidence came too late after innocent people were executed. That;s just one reason why I think the death penalty is wrong. Good luck in Miranda's contest. Best to you, Diane
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Date: 5/26/2011 7:46:00 PM
Indeed chilling. And to think it really happens. That is something that you were on Ted bundy's trial. But you never actually had personal dealings with him, did you? He was killing girls right here near BYU I think in the 70's when I was in school there!!
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Date: 5/26/2011 5:03:00 PM
Humrous and funny on killer, chiller and thriller, carolyn
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