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“Death”
Pronounced
On the boy
(Also a killer)
A jury
Decides
The price of death
Must be paid
With life / With death
Must be paid
The price of life
Decides
A jury
(Also a killer)
On the boy
Pronounced
“Death”

This poem was written by Beena as a response to the jury sentencing Oklahoma city bomber, Timothy McVeigh to death.

© Beena Choksi, June 1997