Poems from death-row

More individuals have asked for the poems which were read at Willie Trottie’s execution. Two of the poems (“judge ye not” and “good bye”), were written by Eugene Broxton (TX #999044), a close friend of T-Rock’s. Eugene and T-Rock have been friends for many years (Eugene entered in 1992, and T-Rock in 1993. Both were convicted out of Harris County). Ker’Sean Ramey (#999519) wrote “stand up to injustice”. Ker’Sean has been a friend of T-Rock’s since he entered death row out of Jackson County in 2007. 
“JUDGE YE NOT” (Read by Auntie Cynthia)
Have you walked in the shoes
Of the person you judge,
Have you shared their most
Intimate thoughts,
Have you known of the tears,
The doubts and the fears,
Or the battle that person
Has fought?
Have you shared in the secrets
That lie in the heart,
When they don’t understand,
They condemn off hand
But trusting in me,
Your eyes confide,
Holding nothing,
Telling no lies,
Then suddenly I was startled,
At my own reflection,
Your eyes mirrored
My imperfection,
So, who was I looking at?
Who did I really see?
Was it you?
Or was it me?
Or am I you?
And you are me?
Written by Eugene Broxton #999044 in 1996
“GOOD BYE” (Read by Momma T)
Saying goodbye is never easy
But moving on
We all must do
Going on with our lives
Not just talking about it
But seeing it through
Move on,
My love,
Move on,
And live,
You have,
Much more to give
Now it’s time I must go
It’s not easy to say good bye
But it’s time
So I say good bye
Know my love for you is true
And as long as you live,
My love will be with you
Written by Eugene Broxton #999044 July 2010
“STAND UP TO INJUSTICE” (Read by Pat after the bell was rung 20 times)
Stand up to injustice,
and let it be known.
You will not tolerate it,
even from the king on his throne.
Stand up to injustice,
cause it could happen to you.
And then what would you want
the rest of the world to do?
Stand up to injustice,
in every shape, size and color.
Then come together to stop this
from going any further.
Stand up to injustice,
for you and for me,
’cause one finger can be broken,
but a fist can not be too easily.
Fight this injustice,
whether a woman or a man,
’cause separated we fall,
but United, We Stand.
Written by Ker’ Sean Ramey #999519

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