Saturday, 9 February 2008

A life is taken

A young life is taken
The headlines explain
A family in anguish
The pain will remain

Questions unanswered
How will they cope?
Their dreams for his future
Gone up in smoke

Top achieving student
His reports all say
Worked hard at college
To gain his grades

Anyone who knew him
All said the same
He avoided trouble
By walking away

The police enquiries
Came to and end
They arrested the culprits
Finally detained

At the sentencing
The story unfolds
A theft of his mobile
The jury are told

Ten years in prison
For each of the men
Will they learn their lesson
Or do it again?

4 comments:

Jess said...

with the recent ongoings and what we see on the news and read in the papers this poem strikes me as so realistic. I really think it speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

Val from Spain says, your poem sadly reflects life and values as they are today. I hope more people read this poem and tell others about it. Well done.

gonebefore said...

Just FYI, your poems would be easier to read if they were not in ALL CAPS.

Stacey said...

Thanks for your feed back "gonebefore" I had been planning to make a few small alterations to my blog which you will see that I have now done.

Thanks again
Stacey