Poetry

September 4, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

deb y felio

 

 

 

Let Them Live

 

 

Please let them live

so they give witness

of true retribution

meted out for justice

 

Do not let their bodies

be incarcerated

but display them

once they’ve been eviscerated

 

Only the offending parts

would need to be addressed

per ancient law

no more should be pressed

 

First start with the eyes

who saw the victim

plucked out one by one

so no longer will tempt them

 

The tongues that planned

the evil act

cut out then in their

mouths stuffed back

 

Then the hands, the fingers

that meanly grabbed the girl

cut off one by one

as they are uncurled

 

Then the feet that rushed her away

without a thought of her ever

each toe sliced off

then the whole foot severed

 

Their dicks now final

cut inch by inch

until nothing is left

except a pinch

 

Together sinned

together they pay

in full light

and on display

 

Let all the women

give voice to this sight

Let them stand strong and with honor

They’re winning this fight

 

So yes let the criminals

receive all there’s to give

and wish they would die

every day they must live.

 

 

 

References

 

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/morocco-shaken-harrowing-account-tortured-teen-57473214

https://www.apnews.com/308792e7bd344f0b97ed4e0c6c7b5820/Harrowing-account-of-tortured-teen-sparks-outcry-in-Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

deb y felio

deb y felio is a witness poet and essayist living in Boulder CO, USA. She recently retired as a child and family therapist. After years of helping others find their voices and tell their stories for healing, she is now finding hers and using it to create commentary on historic and current events. Her work can be found in many online literary journals.

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