A Champion Rides On

There are a lot of great ways out there to be involved in what will actually improve our nation and its society.  Among these is to communicate, grow, and then use your voice in effective non-violent ways.  One project that I learned about while assisting in police misconduct litigation in what feels a lifetime ago now is found here at the Innocence Project:


There are other opportunities as well.  It’s important that we keep the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments in mind and do not lose our way into anarchy and things that destroy while not making the world a better place than we found it.

Tristan & Isolde - Filling the Frame of Heroism

A Champion Rides On
by Michael Doyle

This conviction is contrary to the evidence
The testimony is questionable in its relevance
A death row inmate offers words of falsity
And obtains results which ring untrue in the community

That day, the man was home with his family
All of whom were made to wonder about the integrity
Of a system that cares little for dignity
And sends an innocent man to die in the penitentiary 

Courage is not the absence of fear
It's the being scared but deciding to persevere 
Those who act lacking character have their reasons
None of these will stand in God's good seasons

Growing up poorer than poor in a community 
Of dirt roads and the grinding down of reality
Can grow a world of hurt but also strength of family
With family comes courage and persons of integrity

A champion rides out from the shadows
As a last hope before the modern day gallows
In a world where there is so very little hope
It is true hearts like these that help others cope

The good fights have to continue despite the cost
Or all before is all but given up as lost
It's an ancient tradition standing against adversity
And being bigger persons than hatred's intensity

(c) June 8, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Water Edge Town - New Life Christian Fellowship - Hope Too




About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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