November 12, 2007 1:42 AM
A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE IN THE CASE OF MARK HONISH, DAVID'S BROTHER
Two brothers were fightin' // As two brothers do:
"Yer a damn so-and-so!" "Well, yer one of those too!!"
Two brothers were fightin' // The story is old;
About Cain and Abel // The same story's told.
Two brothers were fightin' // Some do it for fun;
But this was in Texas // Where each man has a gun.
Two brothers were fightin' // Things're not as they seem;
Each brother, tho different, had his particular dream.
One dreamt of a shootin' range // to bring him in Wealth;
One dreamt of World Peace // and a planet in Health.
Two brothers, so different, yet brothers at heart
Two brothers, whose dreams
both brought them together, and kept them apart.
But Someone was watchin' // and Someone said, "Hey!"
"We can use what these brothers are sayin', and cursin', today!"
For one had made enemies // Pow'rful and strong;
They determined his days on this earth won't be long.
Two brothers, the youngest, well his name was Mark.
[The Plans of the Someones they kept in the dark.]
David was the oldest, and he was a Vet.
And he had a feelin', his time was not yet.
"David's too obnoxious, and yet people like him;
His message of No War, it gets out in spite of him."
"And nothing must stop // The flow of our oil;
It is for this aim // That the masses must toil
And Peace Veterans we must foil."
Murderers for hire
In Texas come cheap.
O David! Be Careful!
Here comes The Big Sleep.
Two brothers are fightin' // As two brothers will
"Yer a damn so-and-so!" "Ya make me wanta kill!"
Two brothers are fightin'
And one ends up dead
With a bullet to the head.
Two brothers were fightin'
And one gets arrested
The blood and the mud on his truck
Must get tested.
And what do you know, // but a furious message
From two weeks before, // seems the murder to presage.
Now Justice in Texas, its wheels do grind slow
Sometimes grind to a halt, with nothing to show.
The Killer gets paid off
They tell him, "Now GO!
It ain't healthy for you
Stayin' in Texas no mo'."
And how will this story
Be seen at its end?
Why that all depends
How we see it, my friend!
The Press has its answer
They publish the name
The case tried already
But can you spell F-R-A-M-E?
Two brothers were fightin' // as siblings often do;
Depends I guess on your politics
What you'll regard as True.
[Barbara T. June 2007]
[ send green star]