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An Outcome Undecided

Robert C. Ray 1953 (United States)



The parade of guilty parties
  March across the concrete floor.
  Each one reeking of a pungent stench
  In dire need of lathered soap
  Followed by a soothing water rinse
  A travesty of promising young agents
  Disillusioned by green, and its powerful lure.
  Always a lesson too late to be learned
  They have reached the final abyss
  Wandering like homeless children.
  The decision awaits these nervous onlookers
  To execute, or to rehabilitate?
  In the end, their struggles remain
  Etched in each subconscious mind
  Such talents gone astray with false ambitions
  Even loved ones too ashamed to be reached.
  Now at last the final drawn curtain
  Over the senseless drama once incurred
  With an outcome abruptly halted in its tracks.

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A few men are waiting for the verdict in an embezzlement trial

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Written on August 29, 2021

Submitted by truslerve53 on August 29, 2021

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