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"Just Before Midnight"

"Just Before Midnight"

Jail cell

Each night as I sleep
I leave my cell
Escaping in dreams
From this terrible hell

I visit family
And all my friends
Laughing and joking
Until night ends

Each day I wait
For night to begin
So I can go home
Once again

As I look back
So long ago
Wishing to change
What now I know

Finally one evening
Just before midnight
The battle was over
I'd lost my fight

It got so quiet
No one was talking
All you could hear was

Dead man walking.

Copyright 2006  Ron Hall


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