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Walking Tall



Walking straight, walking tall
Like the shadows on the wall
Soundless footsteps in the hall
Velvet feet that fail to fall

Now you see him, then you don’t
Down the colonnades of time
Clothed in vogues of yesteryear
Details stark in black and white

Innocence shown far too late
Hopeless to avoid his fate
Black blood splashes, spatters, pools
Justice failed to find its weight


©Denise G Allen, 03 June 2013 11:17

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

15 thoughts on “Walking Tall

  1. whew…intense piece…and a vicious end as well…when justice fails what is left?


  2. This is breath taking… wonder who you’re referring to.??


    • Nobody really, just in general how often the wrong people were convicted and punished by the death penalty which is so final. For expedience sake often too.


  3. Is this about killing a spider?


  4. Powerful words, adee. Well written.


  5. A powerful quality, but difficult to get a handle on it!


  6. Very powerful stuff, Denise. We have a lot of history going on TV at the moment. The Tudors were by no means blameless and I was reminded of many who lost lives without blame then.
    Thank you


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