TWO POEMS

By: Ronald Clark

Poor Man

I am an angry man.
They have managed to turn me into an animal!
Death Row is a place
That only the poor will have to face
It's only a poor man that will lie on that table
And feel his heart become so unstable
As he's watching the liquid flow
And know he's about to go
No, a rich man won't experience this
It's only the poor that are on this list.

Take It Away

Come on America, open your eyes
And stop the politicians from telling their lies
For their families won't come to death row
For they have money and power, you know
It's only the poor that will lay here and die.
For the rich do not qualify
And this you cannot deny
Nor can you justify
So let's take it away
And end it today
And stop another poor man from dying this way.

Ronald Clark, #812974
Florida State Prison
P.O. Box 181
Starke, FL 32091