Dave Alan Walker

Gold Star - 4,826 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

For Paul Blackburn - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

They set you up
to throw away the key
They said,
you tried to kill a kid

They said,
someone had to pay the price
So they took twentyfive years of your life

Put you in with,
Murderers and peadophiles
Couldn't they see
These wasn't your kind

The pain and the nightmares
that never fade
The feeling of distrust
The feeling of disgust
The feeling of shame
at a world that could do this

You was fifteen and alone
no family no friends
Just a baby in a lonely world

They took your childhood
when the door went bang

Twentyfive years of fighting
for your freedom as a man
You are now free
an innocent man

It's now time for them
to pay the price
Give you back your life
Let the world see the lies

Comments about For Paul Blackburn by Dave Alan Walker

  • (1/22/2012 8:19:00 PM)

    i agree totally, what i can't understand is why is †?? world system of justice Ap? equity failing? (Report) Reply

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  • Joses Tirtabudi (12/29/2011 12:47:00 AM)

    Great poem. It runs together very well. Easy to read, and it has great impact. (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2011 11:49:00 AM)

    From the heart. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2011 5:20:00 PM)

    Very unique but sad, it happens too much nowadays, keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2011 3:43:00 PM)

    Back from hell, i wonder how the pay back time is going to be....Dave. Am not surprised, because you keep handling art like you life, you r wonderful man, this poem revealed a man moment of agony to the day he breath in once more fresh air. (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2011 6:46:00 AM)

    Such a tragic story of injustice. I can sense your passion as you wrote this..
    A powerful piece as it's written straight from the heart.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Asif Andalib (12/24/2011 12:45:00 AM)

    What a sorrowful life-story beautifully penned by you! Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2011 6:20:00 PM)

    Love this. I love how you tell the story. (Report) Reply

  • Miroslava Odalovic (12/23/2011 11:26:00 AM)

    Joy to Paul and a happy beginning of new life. It's a soulful write. (Report) Reply

  • Jacqui Broad (12/22/2011 5:53:00 AM)

    A great write of compassion. May justice be served. Paul might not get his childhood back, but they must give recognition of his innocence. You have a great heart, Dave. (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2011 3:58:00 AM)

    Thankyou :) .......... (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2011 7:33:00 AM)

    Your talent powerfully tells this heart breaking story... This is a wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Chidori Storm (12/20/2011 9:16:00 PM)

    This is an awesome poem. You shouldn't stop writing. You are really good at this. Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem, This Difficult Life. (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2011 5:34:00 PM)

    Good one, I love it! Read my poem 'Father Africa' to have an insight on how we suffere in the hands of you white men. (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2011 5:28:00 PM)

    Good one, I love it! (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2011 2:22:00 PM)

    Wow.. so powerful, so honest. Such good flow. I could imagine the cell, the boy and all of his pain. Thank you for sharing such a personal piece. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/20/2011 12:42:00 PM)

    'Tis a great poem! ! !
    He lost his joy of childhood that's a truth and no one can bring that back! ! !
    A sad poem! ! ! Excellent! ! 10+++
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  • (12/20/2011 10:38:00 AM)

    sadly, he can never be paid back for the time lost... but the truth itself has a healing hand! great poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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