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Dead Man Talking



What is six and a half years in jail
When a day seemed forever in hell
To a man innocently denied
That "justice for all" still is true?

And what is justice delayed
Being judicial...
To a man snatched away from loved ones
Who have always believed
In his innocence?

What if the man did not have--on his corner,
His lawyer, Joel and reporter, Laura? Or
His children, and--yes, his mother? And--
What if the man responsible for the crime
Did not come forward?

To all within earshot, not heartbeat
Of the case...will these words--
"Faith," "truth," "circumstantial" and
"Reconnection" mean anything at all?

When asked about his life in prison,
The man said, "I kept to myself."
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

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