Jakob Helleis

As Justice Merely Suffices At Bakersfield Court (A poem), by Jakob Helleis

The death penalty is mostly
An undesired inhumane mercy thats

Less barbaric than his victims fate
Defending him self from nonetheless.

Fear of death usually changes a man.
His mortality makes him feel invincible.

The whole occurance was avoidable.
Had the c.o’s listened to Crespos’ objections,

Karmen would still be alive with aspirations.
That cell would not of oppressed

The families,judge,D.A,jury,witnesses
And other court room officials.

The scorpion stings not to our surprise,
Yet we act as if we can’t believe our eyes.

Jakob Helleis
DOC #AA-1134

Categories: Jakob Helleis, poems

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