Mother and Child

Silent night, holy night

He began singing as the injections were started.

All is calm, all is bright

He was guilty of murder. He had exhausted all of his appeals.

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child

Those were his last words.

Holy Infant so tender and mild

The state had committed another "legal homicide"

Sleep in heavenly peace

A mother had lost a child

Sleep in heavenly peace

he died singing "Silent Night"
Silent night as sung in Irish.
Listen to the beautiful lyrics
pray for the victims of the convicted and the victims of state


Granny Smith said...

This is a powerful statement against the death penalty. It makes me want to weep for the transgressions of our governments.

Old Grizz said...

killing anyone never solved a problem. thanks for the visit

linda may said...

I agree with your sentiments Grizz. We don't have capital punishment in this country. Thank goodness. I always reckon that if you agree with capital punishment you should be the one who has to push the button or flick the switch of what ever method is being used. Thou Shalt Not Kill.

Old Grizz said...

I have noticed that the states here in the US of A that do not have capitol punishment do not have a higher murder rate.

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