MURDER ON HIS MIND
Poetry by Jenny Moxham

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MURDER ON HIS MIND
Poetry by Jenny Moxham

As the double-decker trailer
Sped along the road hell-bent,
How could they ever contemplate
Mans murderous intent.

How could they ever dream that they
Were headed for a place,
More frightening than anything
They'd ever had to face.

How could they ever dream
They were about to lose their lives;
Be violently murdered
And cut apart with knives.

How could these gentle beings
With their worried, anxious eyes,
Imagine man had always planned
To take their precious lives.

These were the thoughts that came to me
As past my car they sped,
And fervently I hoped they couldn't
Sense what lay ahead

And as the truck accelerated,
Leaving me behind,
I prayed they hadn't guessed
That man had murder on his mind.