Dave Alan Walker

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An Innocent Man - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

Standing in the
courtrooms of hell
waiting to be sentenced
by the devil himself

A lonely man
stares into insanity
Not caring about life or death

Standing there
on a false confession
that he knew
would end his life

Nobody knows
how many people knew
he didn't commit the crime
Because nobody cared

They sent him to his death


Comments about An Innocent Man by Dave Alan Walker

  • Ramesh Rai (4/9/2015 1:28:00 PM)


    Deep and very touching write. So many times human being becomes victim of frantic illusions of system which is rightly depicted here. Wonderful and praiseworthy job by poet friend Dave. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (3/24/2015 1:46:00 PM)


    Mr. Bean V2 (see his/her? comment from 2 years ago) might be considered a misfit, wouldn't we say? !

    And Smack 's comment (3 yrs ago) ............sounds a bit bitter, but perhaps with good reason.

    personally, i don't believe in the 'devil', though i DO believe in evil. never, that i recall, (until i just finished that last sentence) have i noticed that 'devil' contains the word evil! hmmm? maybe d'evil?

    well, the poem is interesting. i wonder, when others say mine is interesting, ....can't they say something else! ? .

    ok, it IS thought-provoking. how's that. and it is not a 'bad' poem. no, that is almost like saying interesting!

    these days, in the U.S., it seems that even if a person falsely confesses to a 'capital' offense, and is found guilty, AND sentenced to death, she/he may have to languish in prison for many years before being executed. then if unlucky (even more unlucky!) she/he will be tortured by the administration; of lethal drugs which fail to make death fast and painless. yikes!

    i guess i'll understand the poem better when i am in the courtrooms of hell facing the devil himself! i can't wait! ! !
    bri :)
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 6:02:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem...An innocent man is hanged to death, though no fault of him..So true, in our daily lives too
    innocent people are the victims, just because they are innocent..Meaningful poem. Loved it.
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  • (3/8/2013 8:01:00 AM)


    i hope he was hanged i hate innocent people (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2013 8:00:00 AM)


    i hope he was hanged i hate innocent people (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2012 1:08:00 PM)


    That's amazing! Are you the man who read my love poison and commented? I'm glad I followed it and read this. :) thanks for reading it by the way. (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2012 9:09:00 PM)


    Love the thought behind this one... (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2012 6:29:00 AM)


    I hope all of this isnt about you, if it is I am sorry. Very real, raw work! It must be! (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (1/29/2012 2:58:00 PM)


    Innocence is not determined by deeds but by heart/ a great poem! ! 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2012 6:57:00 AM)


    Very nice poem indeed There are projects to save even the violent animals
    But none to protect an innocent men. Your poem inspired my Hopes of Death
    Walk the poetic path my dear Walker
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  • Jacqui Broad (1/26/2012 11:21:00 AM)


    The last line rings with sadness/disappointment. Dave, thanks for writing this. It's always the innocent people suffering. But like Peter and Paul, maybe God has a plan. There's always a Higher Purpose. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Renu Kakkar (1/24/2012 1:31:00 AM)


    sad but it does happen in real life too..a good poem portraying the anguish of an innocent man who is being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2012 9:13:00 PM)


    It sadly does happen.
    Even one innocents death is too much.
    If we let the guilty get away.
    They will do it again, thinking that it is okay.

    Good poem, by a good poet.
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  • (1/22/2012 7:38:00 AM)


    it was a great poem (Report) Reply

  • Herojit Philem (1/22/2012 6:57:00 AM)


    Really it is very true....great poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2012 8:07:00 AM)


    true scenario from the courtroom of hell.
    feelings of an innocent man explained so easily.
    nice words
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  • (1/21/2012 6:26:00 AM)


    guuud job done by u man keep it up n keep writing on the trash ov this system (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2012 11:48:00 PM)


    beautifully expressed... (Report) Reply

  • Yatin yadvansh (1/20/2012 10:42:00 PM)


    written...... in a motion....gud (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2012 12:50:00 PM)


    Dude seems like the system just needs bodies to keep runnin they dont care if they got the right people
    got no money you got no justice good poem man
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012



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