Justice in Payback

I’m in a room from which I sleep
Nothing can see me, nothing do I seek

Sunk down inside the black
Feeling no return and stabbed in the back

It’s my pride that burns
No one consoling
No comfort, no grace
Just nasty beings, leaving me to dwell in this place

Imagining a bitter sweet payback or more
This offender with no clue for what I have in store

Thinking about all that I stand to lose
Brings me back to my pride and feeling the need to prove

No matter, my family gone
I submit to the inner voice for which I am drawn

Planning my strategy, I set out on my plight
Driving my car in the middle of the night

The hard pounding rain camouflage’s the sounds of my adrenaline
Oh my brain!

I get out of my car and find a place secluded, but not so far…

I see my target
he’s in my sight through the scope of my gun, that I’m holding tight

I think again… “is this reaction right?”

Knowing I’m right and my family’s gone
It’s my gun that I’ve chosen and drawn

Aiming my sight at his monstrous head
I can see the tiny dot of red

Pulling the trigger was like show motion
I ran through a series of emotions

Remembering what they looked like, looked like that night.
House strewn, a bloody mess
I cleaned it myself… bucket of water
I was under much duress.

Finding items that once had no meaning
All of them that night seemed to be bleeding

Rocked with nightmares of what once was
I wake up now alone and numb

Seeing the monster finally fall
It occurred to me I wasn’t happy at all

Arrested and convicted for killing a man
He killed my family for which I am now damned.

Justice in Payback


Columbus, United States

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With the loss of family this person decides to take matters into her own hands to get the feeling of justice. In the end, the payback was not so sweet.

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