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Taking His Life - The Execution Of Saddam
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Taking His Life - The Execution Of Saddam

If you think
There is any lasting meaning
Justice or fulfilment in taking the life
Of any human being, even the worst mass murderer

You have not thought
What life itself signifies
And why it is inviolable, not given out
For anyone to crush, even those most needing vengeance

Taking his life
Gives his methods just a little more validity
And treads in the first footprint of his deathly ways.
You should have trod more fitting paths of justice, even for his case.

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Comments (3)

Excellent poem, Frank: you combine soundness of thought with high quality poetic crafting, & produce a piece that deserves to last. Thank you. Do you mind if I share it with my students when we discuss crime & punishment? Many thanx.
It only makes for martyrs, and we don't need any more of them. As you say it breeds more violence in the end. Well written piece, very well described too. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
I agree with your sentiments entirely - there had to be a better way. I am against violence in any form - but there seems to be so much of it around us. Sad... Take care and have a Happy New Year... Jane xx