Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Sweet Revenge Turned to Eternal Regret

Troy Anthony Davis, Execution Stayed on Tuesday by Supreme Court
Troy Anthony Davis, Execution Stayed on Tuesday by U. S. Supreme Court, Let Us Pray Justice Prevails!

Sweet Revenge Turned to Eternal Regret

To the dismal chambers I watched him walk
His breath so shallow; he could not talk
I gazed into his coal, cold black eyes
He’d finally face well deserving demise . . .
For killing the man I loved so much . . .
..the wife I can no longer see, no longer touch
…the child who brought all my earthly joy banished
Due to an evil man; soon rightfully before my eyes vanquished
I felt my blood flow warmly through my veins with sweet revenge
Closure! My love one’s death finally avenged . . .
 . . . . . . .
Two years have passed since the revenged death ejection
Of the man convicted solely on witness recollection
Seems evidence proves the man who walked the mile
Was not the man who stole my joy; my love, my smile
With hatred, I watched an innocent man die in vain
Funny, his death never brought closure or eased my pain
I still recall that young man’s mother’s scream
Agony in heartbroken eyes, such as I’d never seen
The pain of unjust reality literally took her breath
When her innocent son was sentenced to death
Her agony leaves me feeling numb, emotionally wrecked
Sweet revenge has turned into eternal regret

~By CordieB

Fellow writer, Paisly has taken on a brave effort to bring our attention to the many executions that have taken place and continues to take place in the United States in which the evidence is based soley on eyewitness testimony, cohersed testimony, and false evidence; many, many of which are later proven by DNA evidence to have been wrongly accused.  The statistics are staggering.  Statistics show for every seven executions, one Death Row inmate has been exonerated.   Although guilty individuals may receive stays; it takes extreme evidence to the contrary to be "exonerated."  This figure will increase, as more and more people are convicted of capital crimes, proponents push for speedier executions, and legal help becomes less and less available for those who are accused of committing capital crimes.

Like Paisley, I have been quiet to this complicated issue we face; as it has never really effected me personally.  However, as a human being; a person who speaks and writes of unity, love, and freedom; I can no longer sit still without speaking out.   As a free nation, I feel it is barbaric that we, the Home of the Brave, Land of the Free, could actually be putting innocent men to death.   Also, like Paisley: 

"i believe the only real entitlement we as humans can lay claim to at birth,, is a little something called common sense..  and as i employ mine,,  it becomes increasingly impossible for me not to realize that given the right set of circumstances,,  it could (and very well might some day) be me,, for which they come….."

 

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22 Comments»

  paisley wrote @

killing people who kill people to prove that killing people is wrong… is wrong…

i heard that line today on one of the videos i was watching on yout tube i belive.. i do not know whos words those are,, but i do know,, they are mine now…

thank you so much cordie for bringing this to your site..

my eyes have really just recently been opened to the atrocity of innocent men and woman who remain caught in the trap of our judicial system…

i am still unclear as to the path i need to take,, but i know i am researching like mad,, and my place will make itself known to me when i find it….

again thank you…

  gypsy-heart wrote @

‘Tis true it happens…voices are rising though. We cannot be silent about this or any other injustices.

Thank you for speaking out and reminding us.

good energies and peace of heart to you.

  Hayden Tompkins wrote @

ONE IN SEVEN? I had always wondered about the actual statistics, but this is just sad.

  SanityFound wrote @

Brilliantly written and yes, an interesting topic that many get heated over for some reason. Here we have the same debate except here it is “Should we bring the death penalty in”. Here… does it make a difference when the cops take people back anyway?

Those stats are scary, very scary… makes you think hmm

  Monte wrote @

Thank you for telling this story. Had it not been told, by you and others, I doubt TD would be alive today.
Thank God, and may this man have justice.

  Sue Ann Edwards wrote @

It is all a result in the Value system we have freely chosen, based on confusing ‘Justice” with “Retribution” and “Punishment”.

That value system being judgments of condemnation, and assignation of Guilt. This is the code of those of us who worship “Fear of Death”.

In Great Compassion I say that a mind filled with Guilt, indicates a Heart that knows nothing of Forgiveness. But alas, this Wisdom can only be known by living a code dedicated and devoted to genuinely Loving Life.

“Fear of Death” is not compatible with “Love of Life” and choosing that code, has its own consequences. Like in this story, guilt and misery were sown and guilt and misery reaped. According to Universal Law, that is what is called “Justice”.

  Sue Ann Edwards wrote @

~oops~ I forgot, please for give me cordieb…

I forgot

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

  Sorrow wrote @

There are so many, accused , wrongly, unjustly and with out do cause.
There are many petitions out there to stop this insanity..
My name is on quiet a few..
It hurts even more knowing i live in a state that has the second highest execution rate in the country..
Texas is first..
Now does that surprise anyone?

  cordieb wrote @

@Paisley. Thanks Jodi for motivating me in your most subtle manner into speaking on this very controversial yet potentially life saving issue.

@ All. Thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully pass on these heartbreaking facts. Peace, Light and Love. . . CordieB.

@Sorrow. You must live in the same State as I, perhaps?

  rawdawg wrote @

Pasily is a good woman and stand up people in general hats off to u both

  Amber wrote @

All I have to offer is a hug and my love… and a shoulder for anything you need…

  angryafrican wrote @

Well said. I find it interesting that we have evolved to a level where we still see taking a life shows our most effective way of dealing with certain crimes. Thank god there are people like Pasily and you out there keeping the voices of reason alive.

  SurfaceEarth wrote @

Cordie:

Thank you for sharing your courageous words with us. I was recently reading on the Innocent Project site and was beyond disturbed. The fall out of victimizing such innocence is beyond belief, the family of the innocent, the loss of liberty, the societal prejudice, on and on. And on top of that, loss of life! Based on what, false evidence? It is sickening. 2008, huh? Have we really come that far?

  Ty Harris wrote @

Dear cordie- Hi. Suffice it to say that I don’t agree with you on capital punishment, but I just wanted you to know that I replied to your comments over at my blog.

I wanted to thank you especially for the poem about Sunday afternoons after church. It brought a tear to my eye. You know, our life experiences have been different, but in one of my essays I also specifically picked out getting together with neighbors after church as one of the things that was emblematic of what we have lost as a culture, so we do have at least a common frame of reference.

Sigh… It’s just not the same. Everything is so coarse and vulgar and selfish now, and as I hear you list off the things you dont like about the direspect that is prevolant in the culture now, I can tell that we both are coming from the same place in our hearts.

It brings to my mind a line from The End of Innocence by Don Henly ” Somewhere back there in the dust, that same small town in each of us .” I think you remember the things that were best about another time and place that has passed us by and left us with this mess.

Honestly, when I walk out the door in the morning, I feel like a spectator in my own life, in the sense that I am not familiar or comfortable with so many aspects of the current culture.

At any rate, thanks again for sharing your talent for capturing the emotional essence of things in poetry with me.

  psychscribe wrote @

Oh my God. This first person account was so powerful it took my breath away. Wow.

  rawdawgbuffalo wrote @

the roosters will eventually come home to roost

  susan wrote @

Hi Cordie,
New to your blog. Followed the links regarding Troy. Like what you do here.

[…] Symbols, and Seasons could bring about A Break on Things turning Sweet Revenge into Eternal Regret or reminding us of The feel of the once forgotten sun.  How we read these things and what we […]

  Sue Ann Edwards wrote @

I admire the stance against capital punishment, I simply ask this question…

how many against capital punishment find war acceptable? You know what I mean…if taking action is *wrong* against one human being, then that same activity is just as *wrong* against one country or another.

It’s not OK to murder one human being out of a desire for vengeance and retribution but it is OK to murder 1000’s?

  cordieb wrote @

@all. Again, thanks for taking the time to read this and comment. Awareness begins a process of improved change, don’t you think? Even those who are for Capital Punishment should be aware of the stats. As controversial as this subject is, I’ve found awareness and communication is key .

@Sueanne. “It’s not OK to murder one human being out of a desire for vengeance and retribution but it is OK to murder 1000’s?”

No.

  DOUGLAS FIELD wrote @

TROY DAVIS,PLEASE REMEMBER THAT AMERICA IS NOT THE OLD SOUTH ~ AFRICA !!!

A $TATE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF GEORGIA INTERNATIONALLY WILL OBVIOU$LY BE THE END RE$ULT OF GEORGIA DECIDING TO MURDER A PO$$IBLE INNOCENT TROY DAVI$ WITHOUT A NEW AND FAIR TRIAL ?

US CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS WHO ARE ALSO LAWYERS BY TRADE, CONTINUE TO DENY poorer AMERICAN’S PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION !!!

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS TO BEGIN A FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO THESE US CONGRESSIONAL CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BEING INFLICTED ON poorer AMERICAN’S LIKE MR.TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA !!!

HAVING BEEN DENIED APPEAL LAWYERS FOR THREE YEARS ON DEATH ROW IN GEORGIA MR. TROY DAVIS IS NOW BEING EXECUTED FOR A CRIME HE MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN INVOLVED WITH !!!

SENATOR OBAMA PLEASE LET THIS COUNTRIES VOTERS KNOW YOUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT A NEEDED FUTURE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF OUR BROKEN JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE EXECUTION’S OF EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT AMERICAN’S LIKE TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA ?????

BEING THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD SENATOR OBAMA, DON’T WE NEED AS THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD TO BEGIN ONCE AGAIN TO RE-INVEST THE PROPER MONIE$ IN OUR OWN US JUDICIAL SYSTEM, ASSURING ALL OF OUR CITIZENS THEIR RIGHTS TO FAIR TRIALS WITH PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ???

DOES GOD NEED TO LOBBY OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD ON BEHALF OF OUR poorer american’s SENATOR OBAMA,OR ARE YOU WATCHING OUT FOR THEM ??

***OUR US CONGRESS CONTINUES TO DENY MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION EVEN THOUGH WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS & FALSE INCARCERATIONS CONTINUE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ???

*** 700 BILLION $$$ AVAILABLE FOR US BAILOUT, & NO $$$ FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ? SENATOR OBAMA, THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM, AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN IF CERTAIN (501c3) U$ RELIGIOU$ LEADER$ HAVE BEEN $ILENCED ??

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED *** THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS ! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY **** The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

***WHERE ARE AMERICA’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ??????? Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus with our US FEDERAL COURTS and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World! ***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY !

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO 2) GOOGLE
(MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.)
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

***Someone please tell our US Congress that the GED degree that Manny Gonzales acquired in prison is not a LAW DEGREE !!!!!!

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