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Pupils contracted,
Fear in eyes,
Satan standing in front of me,
Ignoring my cries...

Officers interrogating me
For days and days,
All despising me
For my criminal ways…

Cramped in a cell,
Waiting for freedom
Without knowing
If it will ever come…

People guarding me
With many a gun,
Leaving no chance
For me to have fun…

Food is cold
With no taste at all,
Eating with strangers
In a murky hall…

Spending days and nights
To figure out
Whether to cry for mercy,
Or listen to officers’ shout…

Leaving me vulnerable
In the freezing cold,
I cry silently,
Hoping, my petition will withhold…

Then the day comes,
When judgement is announced,
I find myself quite calm
But, with all my hopes denounced…

Announced guilty,
Execution declared,
I’m plunged into darkness
Suddenly feeling scared…

What is this life
Of violence, hatred and pain…
For all I got
Was looks of loath and disdain…

How I wish fervently
That my life, I counld rewind…
Then I could leave
All my sins behind…

But now, here I am,
Waiting in my cell, for the final call
Now knowing what it is like
When the end befalls…

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Abhineet said...
May 28, 2013 at 2:11 am
this is great i'm really amazed
ramona7 replied...
May 29, 2013 at 1:13 am
thanks a lot bhaina!!!! and congrats, u r already a vip!!!!
Krasota This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm
I love this! :D I would've never thought to write a poem from a convict's point of view. Great job!
ramona7 replied...
May 25, 2013 at 3:07 am
thanks krasota...actually in nat geo...i saw the "Inside" serial, where that day they had showed the world's most dangerous jails...the facs of the criminals somehow influenced me so much that i just wrote this poem.....
xo_zozo said...
May 7, 2013 at 11:24 am
This is really great!!!!!!! I love it so much!!!!!! :)
Scribbleaway. said...
May 2, 2013 at 3:27 am
WOW. <3 You have talent. 
ramona7 replied...
May 7, 2013 at 1:52 am
thanks so much rabaab aka scribble!!! m sorry i didnt reply earlier as i had no idea where to look for the comments... thanks a lot!!!!
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