dedicated to my nephew David and in memory of his wife, Kim, daugther Jill, and son Brad. Our nightmare began September 28, 2000. David is living in prison as an innocent man. His family was murdered by Charles Darnell Boney a convicted felon.


Innocent Victims Have Different Faces ( Nepenthes Challenge)

Do not believe what you hear in the news.
Do not listen to the ramblings of fools.
Do not watch the pictures they post.
Do not succumb to the frenzy ghost.

Ratings and money are what is real.
From many families the powerful steal.
They offer their own souls and yours as well,
To get a headline and more papers to sell.

Lies are truths to those unaware.
And truths are lies for those who don't care.
Point a finger at one, who is a suspect,
He will die with a noose around his neck.

Every day innocent people are put away.
Locked in prison, they are made to pay
For other's deceit, lies, and murderous rage
Each day of their life is time in a cage.

Police, prosecutors, judges too
Are people who are fallible just like me and you.
They hold no perfection of getting it right
Many are tainted; they love only the fight.

The hunger for power is ravenous and mean,
Gouging and growling and making a scene,
It rips off the flesh of the face of truth,
Venomously gorging with each demon tooth.

Truth gets buried on any day.
No one attends the wake anyway.
We just sit back and let justice "mavens”
Tell us we all now live in safe havens.

They smile and slap each other on the back
Saying, "we did it again; we got him sacked."
But outside the demon still plays
Attacking our loved ones each and every day.

Innocence victims have different faces.
Some are recognized in many places
Some are hidden behind locked doors,
Lying prostrate on prison floors…

Left to die and suffer shame
So other's can live with power, money, and fame
Election day can be Satan’s tool
Caste your vote but be careful of fools,

'Cause you are not exempt from injustice friend,
If they need you to be a ways to the end,
You may find yourself sitting and wondering why
Your life is over in the twinkling of an eye

Be very careful with the judgments you make
For there are those who rape, murder and manipulate
The truth until it’s buried deep under malicious lies
Hiding it forever from Lady Justices' eyes.

Kathy Lockhart
9/3/06 (re-post from 5/06)




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Written on 2006-09-03 at 08:16

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
Sorry, I mean to say your talent and your pain..
2006-09-04


Phyllis J. Rhodes
When I read this I pull my hair, I clinch my jaw, my hands become fists. I cry in silent rage. You have told the truth about our family dear sister. You have relayed the evil we have faced all these years. You have exposed those who have made wrong into right and turned right into wrong. The world must know that such things happen. God has shouted out his message through your talent and your paid and you have spoken for us all. Thank you.
2006-09-04


Phyllis J. Rhodes
When I read this I pull my hair, I clinch my jaw, my hands become fists. I cry in silent rage. You have told the truth about our family dear sister. You have relayed the evil we have faced all these years. You have exposed those who have made wrong into right and turned right into wrong. The world must know that such things happen. God has shouted out his message through your talent and your paid and you have spoken for us all. Thank you.
2006-09-04


Daybreaker
This was strong lines. And so ugly truths.

And yet, one is not surprised. That is probably the most horrifying thing!
2006-09-03


Troll
good advice here, i really like the bit about the hunger for power, you chose some really awesome words to get your point across... well done. :)
2006-09-03


Arti
I've read this one before and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes... not just for the injustice, but also for David and for you who loves him so much.
I'll keep praying...
Sunshine and hugs to both of you.
2006-09-03


wee2souls
My Mommakac this write
very powerful moving
heart wrenching for so
many innocence..for your nephew
David.. how I pray for his release
how I don't understand why he has not
been released for they found the convicted
felon..how the truth should set him free today!!
I pray for him and your family for the
return of your loved one David....
love you my mommkac
love cindymac:)
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
2006-09-03



Justice is undone...
To be violently deprived of one's family is the worst of sufferings. To be, though innocent, accused of such a deed must be the worst of nightmares.
2006-09-03


Zainab
This is a poem full emotion
Great work here it made me think about this world wat evil thinks which can take place to innocent people
Sorry for your nephew david
Rate:5

and once again thank you for wishing me happy birthday ! ^^
2006-09-03


seda
:D Kathy , this is a great poem :) i liked it so much
2006-09-03


lastromantichero
wow katherine this is a powerful expose of justice and so personal too well done on you strength to write this rgds mike
2006-09-03


keith nunes
powerful work. it sounds like your family has a terrible burden and the poor guy in prison. the frustration must be unbearable
2006-09-03