Freedom to Do Wrong
A prisoner hung himself in his cell.
He could not live without freedom.
How cruel jail seems! How hard
to endure confinement.
If there were a hypothetical way
to divide wrong doers from law abiders,
as payment for crime
they could go through a high wall
to that land of thieves and murderers
not be locked away but segregated,
Put into a free world of their own kind,
never to prey on the weak, or good, again
but to deal with the uncertainty
of someone like themselves
committing cruel deeds
when they themselves
Suzanne Delaney is a retired Registered Nurse. A resident of Hawaii, USA she was born in Tasmania. She now has time to pursue her passion for writing poetry, creating collages and for traveling.