Dave Alan Walker

Silver Star - 3,652 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

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

Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 6,950 Points 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 :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points 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

  • Rookie Mr. Bean V2 (3/8/2013 8:01:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie Mr. Bean V2 (3/8/2013 8:00:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Bella Forrest (2/4/2012 9:09:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie Vicky Biorseth (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

  • Rookie - 71 Points Vipins Puthooran (1/29/2012 2:58:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 44 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 29 Points 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

  • Rookie - 227 Points 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

  • Rookie Chrissyray Weetra (1/22/2012 7:38:00 AM)

    it was a great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Herojit Philem (1/22/2012 6:57:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Lama Abbas (1/20/2012 11:48:00 PM)

    beautifully expressed... (Report) Reply

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

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points 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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