Howard Leek

Rookie (27/02/1997 / Haverhill)

Thoughts - Poem by Howard Leek

A room full of people,
I wonder what's being considered,
Love, loss and despair?
Well i'd hope so,
If it was I in deaths row's chair

Or would I care more,
For the conscious of those I'm before,
And wish for them to find righteousness,
So they can go on living without a care.

Perhaps that's a bit harsh,
What's life's purpose after all,
Is it to find God?
To seek right from wrong?
Or to seek logic in 1 + 1?
To ask, why we live as we do?
Is this someones master-plan?
Or are we really doomed?
Will humanity live on forever?
Does it even matter?
As we all die relatively soon.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

After watching a documentary on deaths row in a America i was inspired to write about the purpose of life and whether these people about to die were part of something bigger or just the product of a bad environment and also how the person charged with the duty of killing these people can convince themselves what they are doing is 'right' or not.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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