Beautiful Soul With Haunting Eyes (Another Damien Echols Poem)

West Memphis Three

The Beautiful soul
With the haunting eyes
That always seem
To be asking why
Why can't you see
Who I truly am inside
Blamed for something
He didn't do
By people filled with hate
He was royally screwed
For 18 years
He fought for his life
Fighting back
The pain that did lie
Behind those haunting innocent eyes
That just wanted to know why
Instead of being seen
For who he truly was inside
Why was he condemned to die
All for a crime
He didn't even commit
The whole thing
Just makes me sick
But thankfully
Yes you see
After 18 years taken from his life
He did find a way to survive
And can finally say
Freedom is mine

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