Come along quietly, Sir. Yes that’s the way.
The victim died of his head wounds today.
I cannot blame you for wanting him dead
but please don’t tell anyone, that’s what I said.
I know he’s the one who murdered your wife
and I really don’t blame you for taking his life
But you can’t take the law, into your hands
And now, you really have messed up our plans
When you took his life, you totally blew it
Simply because we get paid to do it

© RebeccaWeston 2009

Currently unavailable for purchase

Written for a project about the death penalty.
I wanted to keep it simple and to the point but look at it from another angle.

Featured by Lifeline – 6th Aug 2009

Featured by Imperfectly – 12th Aug 2009


Most of my writing is auto-biographical.
I wrote to rid myself of the ‘rubbish’ in my life, I found it extremely cathartic. I called these early pieces “C’est le Vie!”
For many years I hid them away until a dear friend on RB convinced me to publish them here – for that I will always be so grateful.

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  • oneperfectkiss
    oneperfectkissover 5 years ago

    sheesh Becca….so true too….they do get paid to do it…..what a world! x

  • Hi Jane – I was trying to think of a completely different way of looking at it….a nd came up with this angle…… it is a mad world, isn’t it? XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Tomi10
    Tomi10over 5 years ago

    wonderful poem Becca, It can be a harsh world and many a person maybe deserved so. But we can’t be vigilantes unfortunately

  • Thanks Tom, glad you like it XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 5 years ago

    Harsh…reality…well written

  • Thank you Cassidy, you know me – keep it real !! haha XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • sunsette15
    sunsette15over 5 years ago

    Brilliantly put into words

  • Hello…….well Thank You very much, I appreciate you stopping by : o) XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    oh Becca! Strong message! just wow! xxx

  • Thanks Erika – I’m pleased that you liked it – thanks for the wow !! XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Ray – I appreciate your comment here XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • ricardo perez jr
    ricardo perez jrover 5 years ago

    yea huh? dats crazy love it

  • Thanks Ricardo, and thanks for the feature too !! I’m mega chuffed !! XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 5 years ago

    Simply because we get paid to do it. This last line was the twist to it. Wonderfuly and thoughtfuly put. Once again, congratulations for a great one. Iris

  • Thank you Iris. I’m glad I managed to get a spin on it in the end XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    You definitely got your point across. Had to think about it. :)
    Congrats on your feature, too, Becca!

  • Hi Fran. I’m glad that it worked in the end. Thanks XX

    – RebeccaWeston

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