Daily Prompt: Moved to Tears, Innocent

Gaol interior

Gaol interior (Photo credit: State Records NSW)

Josh, a young man, 15 accused of a brutal crime,
unlike his character, being of sound mind,
His father imprisoned for nine long years,
reclaimed his son and killed Josh’s step-brother so dear,
Josh was flourishing with his foster family before,
how could a court return him to such a dad,
for this father was truly, someone quite bad.
The verdict was in, innocent on all counts,
I cried for this child whose life could now abound.