Francis Duggan

Executed By Firing Squad - Poem by Francis Duggan

Executed by firing squad in the dawn of the day
'Tis said 'twas his wish for to die in this way
For the most serious of crimes with his life he did pay
In this a free Country as many like to say
He had broken Moses Fifth Commandment so he had to die
Are they trying to tell us that Moses did lie
In his Fifth Commandment which states 'thou shalt not kill'
That the right to life only belong to those of good will?
Many who profess to believe in their God's Law their God's wishes deny
When they say that a life for a life does apply
That the murderers and serious offenders have broken all trust
And life in reality only belong to the just
Though little about him that one could admire
He did not deserve to die under gunfire.

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016

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