Friday, December 11, 2020

As Federal Executions Continue Time For Life Without Possibility Of Parole


Over the years my support for the death penalty fades more each year

The time spent on death row if sentenced before execution is so long the penalty inmates may no longer fear

Death penalties should murder against innocents deter

Not an annuity for lawyers fighting the needle insure

With executions few and far between

And the growth on death row we cannot seem to wean

Maybe it’s time to change death to life without any possibility of parole

Insures they will not on the outside kill again and helps cutting costs which is a desired goal

The victims’ families may want closure and revenge

An eye for an eye to the death of a loved avenge

But closing could come by knowing the killer was rotting in a cell

Not after appeal after appeal and last minutes stays making for a stressful Hell

As Christian is it not far better to forgive

The killer who locked in his cell you wanted him to continue to live

© December 9, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire Poet Extraordinaire, Beyond Compare A Unique Gift, All Recipients to Receive a Lasting Gift

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