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The Warden & The Hangman

The Warden & The Hangman

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I saw you there Face grim and arms bare All in tears Placed in the electric chair All that you have been has suddenly become the air around me As I breathe you in, I shiver in your place For you have left your body in a haste I never even got to watch you make a final blink Your life is now a blot of ink And I can hardly tell what it was that you had been writing And now I crawl into myself Like you held fast until morning in your cell Though you weren't righteous, and you never knew what wrong is I have loved you in spite of this, and I promise I will mourn you And I'm glad that you forgave the warden and the hangman in your final words I saw the man I knew was meant to be my friend until the end I guess you were my brother, just not in a good way And now I crawl into myself And in time, I'll also crawl out of this hell Fare thee well forever, I will suffer still a little longer But I have no anger, no fear, no masks, no veneers For today I saw the law break itself in awe You have never done the things they said you've done And we both knew, and now I know alone And they will burn the whitest bones Is this how we atone? Now I crawl into myself While they bury you in existential jail