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There Are Some Crimes That Cannot Be Forgiven

Music: The Marsh of Rhuddlan.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

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There are some crimes that cannot be forgiven,
For which no punishment can be enough,
Which should by such harsh sentence be forbidden
That none would dare so damned a fortune touch.
And yet the children still are raped, abused,
Made actors in a nightmare none should see,
Fondled, fettered, forced, defiled, used
By those who cannot help but evil be.
And for such twisted souls no cure is certain.
The debt cannot be paid and left behind.
Freedom brings anew the old temptation,
And all the tightened springs beg to unwind.
All people in their sorrow should be loved,
But some must ever be from us removed.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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