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Vengeance in Innocence and Negation of Guilt

October 6, 2012
By Bradical BRONZE, Morgantown, West Virginia
Bradical BRONZE, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived.” --Henry David Thoreau

Be like you, I will not
Your life, I haven't sought
But still I do see
Parts of you within me
We live in bleak stagnancy
Within mutual insanity
I resist to tell
You silence your yell
But I hold the power
And we'll be here for hours
For the truth I withhold
Mustn't be told
And the fear you obtain
Cannot trump my pain
Is this really my punishment
--being questioned by some uptight gent?...

--A crime I didn't do
Toward some woman I never knew
That is the premise
Oh, and I'm the menace. (almost forgot)
Or at least that's what they submitted
when I was not acquitted
You, though, are here for "moral support"
However, consistently you've fallen quite short.
And I took that into account
When I was charged with one count.

As for us, we'll meet again
In our oh-so-long lifespans
And opposed to what you expect,
Fair warning, you're next.

The author's comments:
In this piece, I was trying to put myself in the mind of someone who was falsely convicted for a crime and wanted revenge. Even though it is one of my earlier poems, I find it to have a kind of alluring complexity as a result of some sort of insane state of mind.

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emilydyanne said...
on Oct. 14 2012 at 3:43 pm
This is great. You did a really good job with this.