Luke Easter

Rookie - 50 Points (Cleveland, Ohio)

Man Killed By His Wife 15 Minutes After Leaving Jail - Poem by Luke Easter

Mr. Robert Vann Marshall was supposed to show love and affection,
So, if that’s true why was there a court ordered decree of protection?
This Tennessee man allegedly violated that order while breaking in,
As he had one thing in mind beating the crap out of his spouse again.

But maybe just maybe this time there was no desire to beat-up his wife,
Minutes earlier he was released from jail for threatening to end her life,
And not just her but he had murder on his mind also regarding their kids,
With that being the scenario the Mrs. was totally justified in what she did.

Saturday July 6th from McMinn County Jail at 1: 27 P.M. he was released,
Exactly 15 minutes later 1: 42 from the hands of his wife he was deceased,
1: 38 police received a call as the husband was forcing his way in the home,
From prior experience this time his defenseless wife was no longer alone.

But this time a weapon was within arms reach because she already knew,
What the father of their kids had already done and what he vowed to do,
No! Not to love, cherish, honor, in sickness & in health or even to obey,
Lovey-dovey promises many say but do not mean on their weeding day.

These incidents are not rare whereas domestic violence is a daily occurrence,
The reason being, a protection order is by no means a safety net of assurance,
County Sheriff Joe Guy said it’s, “just than a piece of paper” and that is why,
More often than not, the women, their children, even family members will die.

So, why did this McMinn County Law Enforcement Official say that it’s rare?
'The process does not end in more violence', is it possible that very few care?
Domestic Violence Shelters are over crowded & for safety women are moved,
Constantly from one clandestine shelter to another OK, what does this prove?

Currently there are no charges because Guy believes she acted in self defense,
And with that being the case his statement makes absolutely no common sense,
It is by no means an isolated incident where husbands break into the residence,
Ah, no wonder irate husbands and boyfriends will fear little if any recompense.

O.J. Simpson regularly beat Nicole but never served serious time behind bars,
Telling the judge it would interfere with his gig promoting Hertz Rent-A-Cars,
You see, back in the day $500,000 per year was a significant amount of cash,
And she was his was lawfully wedded wife so he had the right to beat her ass.

Yes, she called 911 to report the actions of her husband but what happens next?
Now the call goes out over the radio then officers respond in cars but not in jets,
Usually police arrive after a shooting or a beating that’s so tumultuous & severe,
As long as the assailants are alive thousands will live in fear every calendar year.

Sheriff’s own police department said he was irate, suicidal and possibly armed,
Was he, “breaking in” to shower her with love and affection or do bodily harm?
Exactly where does Mr. Guy get the notion that it’s rare for violence to escalate?
Had not this brave women taken action once again cops would have been too late.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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