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It took more than twenty minutes



For those killing drugs to work



For more than twenty minutes we



Watched that body writhe and jerk



Until it was pronounced that 



The drugs had finally won



And in the name of the State



Justice had been done.



 



A convicted killer



The State said had to die



But in such a public manner, 



I asked myself why;



Justice or was it revenge



I wouldn’t like to say



But it was carried out 



In a cold barbaric way.



 



The law required



That I witnessed this act.



I did my civic duty but



Am appalled by the fact.



An eye for an eye



A tooth for a tooth;



There are so many shades of gray



That go to make up the truth.



 



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Witness