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Author Name: Freerandy johnson 1 Comments
Date Added: March 02, 2012 10:03:03 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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An eye for an eye
Six years ago, I perjured myself at a murder trial.
Now I realize what I did was both evil and vile.
My poor sister was the person who was killed.
When I testified, the defendant's fate was sealed.
 
I was so sure that he was guilty, that's why I lied.
The man was sentenced to death after he was tried.
I wanted that man to die ever since he was placed under arrest.
But two months ago, another man came forward and confessed.
 
That man went to the gas chamber because I said that I saw him kill my sister.
I was consumed by pain and anger and I really missed her.
I really did wrong when I took the stand.
My lie caused the death of an innocent man.
 
I confessed that I perjured myself and now I'm in jail.
I feel so much guilt and remorse and now I live in hell.
I felt that it was an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Justice would've prevailed if I had simply told the truth.
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Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 2, 2012 11:07:05 AM Report
Glad this is fictional; but, a very good message.  Have a GREAT weekend. 



Lady D





 


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