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Hangman’s Noose

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Hangman’s noose

Hanging loose

Out of use

Gallows tree

Standing free

In the shallows of memory

Twitching, turning

Eyeballs burning

Lynch mob cheering

Jeering…

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What bloodthirsty forebears some of us had (and still have, perhaps).

©Denise G Allen, 03 June 2013 15:18

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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!

12 thoughts on “Hangman’s Noose

  1. Beautiful but frightening…

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  2. Maybe the physical tree is not used anymore, but the lynch mob mentality still exists!

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  3. Raised in the deep south I am fully aware of this mentality, Denise.
    blessings ~ maxi

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  4. I agree with pussycat44 – the tree is gone, but the lynch mob still exists!
    It is now trial by media – or lynch by media.
    John

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  5. On the other hand, the lack of effective deterrants is reviving the lynch mob mentality. They decide that if the State won’t do it, they’ll do it themselves.

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    • That is also very true, Col. I think you have it between Pussycat, John and you, but is it related to bullying or to fear, I wonder… or a bit of each?

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  6. pretty sickening…esp if you ever see picks of a lynching…yes things were a bit backward…in some areas they still are…

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