The Quickening of my heartbeat
the next new challenge of my life
Observing a jury trial for a capital murder case
Everyone is so quiet; the silence is killing me
Can everyone hear the quickening of my heartbeat?
I’m not even involved in this case in any way
so why do I feel that a tsunami is about to be unleashed?
The defense team has more players than the prosecutorial team
Yet there’s more public sitting behind the prosecution than the defense
wonder if there’ve been any last minute surprises for either team
More importantly, why is this causing the quickening of my heartbeat?
Is this anxiety? Want for Justice? The search for the truth?
Let’s hope the judge isn’t too quicken to grant a judgment
There’s way too many guards here, wonder what the defendant’s done
Will his 12 peers be quick to make up their own minds
Who will win? Is there a win when a murderer is involved?
Who cares because all this is doing is causing the quickening of my heartbeat
It’s best that I go along with my life without thinking of all the strangers in the courtroom