The neighbor screamed, and then she wept,
And all the while, the children slept,
Young mother dead, on bathroom floor,
What evil's lurk, behind closed door?
Sirens blaring, cops on the run,
No one is there, to face the gun,
Ruled homicide, remained unsolved,
Husband's guilty, but law absolved.
For twenty years, a daughter cried,
Since early morn, when mother died,
Was forced to live, with Daddy dear,
A life of hell, of constant fear.
Down deep within, a seething rage,
Was forced to live, in Satan's cage,
She came of age, and moved away,
But still within, did black void stay.
New chance at life, a daughter born,
But still inside, lay deadly morn,
Then comes the news; investigation,
Case reopened; trepidation.
At twenty-six, a life of pain,
Will memories, fore'er remain?
To come to court, so many years,
How can the law, erase the tears?
A hearing held, a painful past,
Brought back to life, dark shadows cast,
Sentence rendered, his natural life,
Small price to pay for murdered wife.
A ray of light, into her heart,
Perhaps a chance, to gain new start,
For twenty years, a daughter's quest,
A mother's soul, at last at rest.
The only thing, that's left to tell,
Granddaughter's name, I know it well,
A daughter's love, a daughter's pain,
Passed on to Justyce, to e're remain.
[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 02-28-2000).]