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A Death for A Death

July 5, 2011
By ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.


Like a pitiful circus animal,
the defendant sat.

Accused of first degree premeditated murder,

of a little girl.

The news crews going wild,

A VERDICT REACHED!
A VERDICT REACHED!
What fun!

People frantically buying tickets,
to watch,

This decision of life and death.

They want to watch the raw emotions,

like their daily soaps,
just better.

How low can society get?

To find entertainment,
in the death penalty?

The verdict read.

Not guilty.

The defendant weeps.
The defense overjoyed.
Celebration from them.

Disbelief from the prosecutors,
the police men,

who toiled endlessly on this case.

The defendant grins,

relief and happiness.

and for a moment it seems...

The dead little girl bothers her no more.


The author's comments:
My TV spewing about the trial of Casey Anthony nonstop. It became overwhelming, so I just wrote about it. My point of view and I don't mean to offend anyone!

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M0429 said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 10:12 pm
M0429, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? – Epicurus

this would refer to casey anthony yes? you say that her daughter no longer 'bothers' her, did she ever? and why couldnt she have been tried in texas?

on Jul. 13 2011 at 9:54 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.

Thanks, Garnet! Your crits are so helpful!

on Jul. 13 2011 at 9:53 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.

Thank you. And I will definately change that!

on Jul. 13 2011 at 12:35 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I don't know much about this case, but your opinion makes sense, and you show it clearly in this poem. I do think it a little more detail would do it wonders. Other than that, this is really good :)

on Jul. 12 2011 at 7:13 pm
Danealle SILVER, Wheeling, Illinois
7 articles 0 photos 119 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anything is possible with a smile and goal in mind.

This is very well written! As a journalist I can understand the medias insanity. 

I think this could use a little bit more detail. Like when u say "raw emotions" show them to me, don't tell me. 


on Jul. 12 2011 at 11:00 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.

Thanks so much.

on Jul. 12 2011 at 10:29 am
Trilobite BRONZE, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
4 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Genius is 1% imagination and 99% perspiration."~Thomas Edison
"Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape."~W. H. Auden

I think a great majority of the people would be able to relate!  This was a really sad and shocking case, I'm glad you captured the moments of the final verdict.  The last line was perfect.

on Jul. 11 2011 at 5:41 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.

I literally wrote this as I watched. And it honestly took zero imagination. It really should be in the non-fiction section.

on Jul. 11 2011 at 5:39 pm
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.

Owl Thank you so much! :)

on Jul. 11 2011 at 2:59 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

This whole case really upset me! This was a great poem! It's so true! You are extremely talented!

on Jul. 11 2011 at 1:08 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Great poem!  I like how you grouped together some lines.  And I especially like the last line: "The dead little girl bothers her no more."  Yeah, suddenly now that she's 'innocent', she doesn't care about her own child being dead.  Shame on her!


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