Guilty

via Daily Prompt: Guilty

Guilty

Guity as charged
The judge decreed
Though he was innocent
He wouldn’t be free.

Years imprisoned
Held behind bars
There was no justice
For him so far.

A young girl had lied
What she said wasn’t true
But her mother encouraged her
They had planned what to do.

Lies were told
He was aptly shamed
They laughed and celebrated
They’d won the game.

One year later
As he sat in his cell
He learned they were killed
But the truth died as well.

Karma will find you
No one escapes
Their fate had been sealed
Their lives were not saved.

The young girl was gone
No one shed a tear.
His life had been ruined
His name never cleared.

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Image from Google Images: alternet.org

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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