We find the defendant guilty

Take him from the dock.

There ought to be a sentence

But for some crimes there is not.


The guilty pangs of conscience

Are sometimes all we’ve got.

To know that he is guilty

Will forthwith be his lot.


There’s no reprieve of sentence

Or chance of an escape

Haunting knowledge he did that

Will eat him from inside.



via Guilty


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