Rebecca Pepper

Rookie - 0 Points (08/08/1996)

Judged: Guilty - Poem by Rebecca Pepper

Slowly you descend into your sleepy make believe
Make believe that had a heart that seems to breathe
Trudging through the undergrowth, through the marsh
You wonder how you can create conditions so harsh

Eyes that bleed for you watch strictly from afar
Struggle through air like smoke and water like tar
Your own feet betray your wishes as you plough onwards
Taking you on a trail that leads you anywhere but forwards

Lost in a clear blue sky, scared of the fear you try to hide
You should know better than to mess with the tide
To play with fate is to tie the knot on your noose
But don't worry the knot is tied but the loop is loose

Let it not be known that he bargained once again
This time he asked for no pleasure, treasure or fame
Just one more chance for something you threw away
He gave his eyes for you to live again, to die another day

So only in your make believe world can he see you now
Yet your guilt doesn't let you rest and you don't know how
How a little lie got you in so much distress or why
Why he cared about you so much that he could die

He tried to hide the fact that he bled for you that time
But you had to hunt for the one that saved you from your crime
Once he got home, a human sacrifice, you let out a broken cry
There laid the man you let die because of one little lie

On the table he laid, bleeding even after his heart ceased
Face so broken from the torture, now a vulture's feast
Back ripped open under the claws of the whip, see him there
Even your mind knows you deserve this punishment you bear

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is the poem linked to Judged: Not Guilty, its about the guilty person.I would say to read Not Guilty before this one but I suppose you can read either first or just read one or the other. Once again I'm not quite sure what I was thinking when I wrote these but I hope you enjoy them

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012

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