Tag Archives: Guilty

A Little Time To Kill

A Little Time To Killby Michael DoyleShe had a little time to killAmong other thingsHe had a need for a big game thrillAnd to find out what tomorrow bringsWith a single shot, she found whatShe was looking for and it … Continue reading

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Pierce the Charade

Pierce the Charadeby Michael DoyleOne thing I’ve discovered recentlyIs that I am capable of acting decentlyBut if the world could see my inspirationMaybe there’d be cause to doubt my motivationStill it is that I struggle for my bestAnd my failings, … Continue reading

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Waters Felt As Wild

Waters Felt As Wildby Michael DoyleLooking to the commons differentlyWe sip at the waters reverentlyWith willows and elms along the banksAs a praying man, I stop to give thanksNo matter how much we pollute the watersTheir resilience slips back dreamilyAs … Continue reading

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A Wolf Keeps Watch

A Wolf Keeps Watchby Michael DoyleLike a wolf into a flock of sheepTheir troubled souls, he would keepFor he was a reformed wolf standing guard against the enemyAnd there were questions of one’s dignityPoints of contention still must be proved … Continue reading

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Trying To Bottle Up

Trying To Bottle Upby Michael DoyleTrying to bottle up all the troubleStraight talking never ever doubleIs something that is next to impossibleSomething of which I know I’m incapableBut, I would do almost anything To keep you safe from all that … Continue reading

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Cursed Fate

Once upon a not so long ago, even words spoken could get you accused of all sorts of things.   Now it’s a new sort of dogma that we have to conform to or pay a wicked price.  Funny isn’t … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Better That Ten Guilty Persons Escape Than That One Innocent Suffer

“For the law holds, that it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.” – Sir William Blackstone (Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 4, chapter 27, p. 358 (1783) It is seldom … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: People Should Be As Concerned With Clearing the Innocent As Punishing the Guilty

“I hear much of people’s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.” – Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)    

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First Principles: It Is Better That Ten Guilty Persons Escape Than One Innocent Suffer

“It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.” – William Blackstone This guiding principle behind the legal system in the United States has stood like a strong wall between justice and injustice and is a cornerstone … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Guilty

Sometimes, I find myself looking out into the never Wishing it had not happened; no; not ever And I cannot help but feel so completely guilty It would have been kinder to have killed me Than what did happen as … Continue reading

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