Recalling Troy Davis

Troy
By Mel Brake
(Lyrics adapted from Mid-Night Train in Georgia)

He’s leaving from a mid-night train
in Georgia

He’s going back to a simpler
place and time that he once knew

So he’s leaving the life he has come to know
He said he’s going back to find
He leaving this world
The world he left behind

He’s leaving from a mid-night train
in Georgia

He’s going back to a simpler
place and time that he once know

Oh yes he did
He said he would
Be leaving

““The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken my last breath. Georgia is prepared to snuff out the life of an innocent man.”

He’s leaving from a mid-night train
in Georgia

He leaving this world
The world he left behind

I’d rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine

About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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