Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Haiku for Kenneth Boyd

Lovitt alive
Boyd to bear the banner now
"One Thousand Dead"

Virginia death row inmate Robin Lovitt was granted clemency today from an upcoming execution, which would have placed him in distinction as the 1000th man sentenced to die since the US reinstated the death penalty in 1976. North Carolina, is now in the unique position to meet that milestone, early on Friday morning. A man named Kenneth Boyd, is poised to carry that banner of distinction.

4 comments:

Jeff Pioquinto,SJ said...

nice poem and nice blog too. thanks

patina said...

what an odd legacy. out of a thousand these two names will likely be remembered by the general population.

lp said...

I enjoy your blog entries and poetry. You write really well.

bigshoulders said...

thanks, lp.