Capital (Punishment) Sonnet



This Barbarity of killing people

In dark alleyways or bright death chambers

Shows humanity’s morally feeble

When we act upon our righteous anger

Terrorism, the powerless’s war

Kills innocent bystanders to strike fear

“Justified,” declared wars, just hurt the poor

To control people & resources dear

Capital Punishment obscures this

Brutal hubris of self centered anger

By involving people, laws and “justice”

To legalize murders in death chambers

When someone is executed by us

We mimic the orange jumpsuits of ISIS

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