I wrote this during a R.S (Philosophy and Ethics) lesson, in Year 10. This is my anti Death Penalty poem...after all I am a bit of a hippie!
The crowd waits in muffled excitement
The Joy is there for all to see
Round 1 is waiting round the corner
How much longer can he be?
The bell tolls loud and the talking stops
The noise is replaced by peaceful quiet
The murderous fighter steps into the fray
And the crowd erupts into a riot!
The crowd is calmed once again
Waiting for the brawl
The murderous fighter closes his eyes
This is it, for him once and for all
However this fight is not a fair one
As the chains are removed from his feet
He trudges onwards towards his grave
And takes his fatal seat
His escape from chains is only brief
As he’s locked and keyed once more
He looks longingly at the guards and crowd
But it’s legal; it’s the law!
There’s nothing that our star can do
His crime is met with death
The crowd lights up as the chair does too
As he takes his final breath...