Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

An Innocent Man


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

Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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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. (Report) Reply

  • Harmony Richardson-lee (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

  • Sankaran Ayya (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 (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (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. (Report) Reply

  • Sangharsh Dongre (1/21/2012 8:07:00 AM)

    true scenario from the courtroom of hell.
    feelings of an innocent man explained so easily.
    nice words (Report) Reply

  • Anam Naz (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

  • Smack Thompson (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 (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (1/19/2012 9:01:00 AM)

    Such a wasteful energy they done, to blame and change to end random useful bulb/light without checking proper reason why the shine is not appear...should we blame on a bulb anytime it doesnt shine? what about the other bulb who really not working or is it switch or fuse broken? ...the wrong judgment never make room bright again as the pick wrong decision to fix problem....i am so sad and cry for this man for him deserves better living.....Oh justice come and heal the blame! ! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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