Human Witness

He is not bitter

He does not point the finger of blame

38 years in prison

A long time all the same

A black man in America

Is colour involved in this?

DNA has cleared him

A sorry sorry mess


Life is full of trouble

Injustice everywhere

Many folk are bitter

Give the angry stare

Jesus was arrested

Blamed for things not true

Nailed him to a cross

How has it been for you?


The man prayed in prison

This place now his life

All those years of suffering

All those years of grief

Now he wants to live this day

And all the days to come

Isn’t that a lesson to us!

Rise and greet the sun


Brian Fahy

29 October 2022


+ Maurice Hastings released from prison in California after 38 years for a crime he did not commit.

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