The Death of a Criminal

Criminal remains

beg forgiveness, as the flames

devor their darkness.

An awakening too late

does not help them, or the world.

 

They stepped into sin

and were soon sucked by quick sands

Impossible was

re-emergence or escape

when they wanted it.

 

A blurred perspective

and the lure of quick money

entrenched their young feet

in caves with no exit doors

till they perished on their own.

 

Nobody mourns them

other than shame-faced mothers

who hide tears

behind black veils, to mask

crimes which are not their own.

 

Inspired by Sue Vincent at

Thursday Photo Prompt Mask #Writephoto

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16 thoughts on “The Death of a Criminal

  1. Nobody mourns them

    other than shame-faced mothers

    who hide tears

    behind black veils, to mask

    crimes which are not their own.

    The above section is so powerful! I always wondered how the mom feels who no matter loves their child unconditionally. So well said.

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  2. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up – Mask #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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