Fifty Years


United States
39° 29' 36.9564" N, 87° 23' 45.4416" W

Lee Ketcham, Johnny
A great brother indeed
Law, Good ole Johnny
Ignorance of the highest degree

13 years be the gap
The gap between brother and me
9 years ago was a trap
The trap that got him 50

Self defense was the incitement
The courts seemed to disagree
Involuntary manslaughter be the arraignment
Which left me without a brother for the next 50

I can hope and wish
The appeals process is swift
Oh how much thats a miss
Because they would need a gift

It has been 9 years
Since my last sight
It’ll be another 41 years
Before I’ll ever regain my sight.

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