Don't burn the flag. Wash it!
This is the new blog...
LAUGHTER'S LOVELY LETHAL DOSE
READ THE POEM +/-
A Poetic Justice collage
By RON WORD, Associated Press Writer Top of Form
Jeb Bush suspended all executions in Florida after a medical examiner said Friday that prison officials botched the insertion of the needles when a convicted killer was put to death earlier this week.
Separately, a federal judge in California imposed a moratorium on executions in the nation's most populous state, declaring that the state's method of lethal injection runs the risk of violating the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled in San Jose that California's "implementation of lethal injection is broken." But he said: "
It can be fixed
O touch that silkens the depraved body,
Tender dreadful of
Our gaping stroke-
Tis still as loves breathing,
Intense as an awkward plunge,
A touch that eases the sting of the immeasurable.
O how we need thee to bring forth thy laughter,
To hear thy clowning, see thy droll pratfall.
O how we need thee now!
O touch this soul, heart and all hope.
Bring thy tender
`round to those howling,
Those grasping of pain, of loss.
Can’t thou see thy vital luster?
The time is now, before the needle pierces
Through the stratum of panic and reason.
Curl thy brow in jest, wrinkle thy snout,
Chuckle and burp, swing `round and fall!
Now! O now! Goddamnit! Now!
Now’s the time to come forth, you wretch!
Why doth thou slouch there in tomorrow’s shadow?
O come tender! Most desirable hand,
Bring out thy scurry of merriment,
Thy amusing loveliness and brightness,
Turn our tears into sweet wine
And sorrow into joy’s uneasy quake
Nearest the instant of dark.
Copyright © 2006 mrp / thepoetryman
U.S. Judge - California Executions Unconstitutional
Campaign to end the death penalty
PREVIOUS POST -
In The Mirror
Friday, December 15, 2006
Share to Twitter
Share to Facebook
Share to Pinterest