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Aye Witness

What if one was a witness to a crime
Ordered by a rogue leader from the past
And Justice staff would not spend any time
To prosecute, leaving victim aghast

What if the rogue not pleased with live victim
Sent officials to ensure victim’s death
Sickly rogue hoped to have vigour and vim
But fought panic and chronic pain in stealth

With protective layer feuding and frayed
Internal dissension and mounting din
Ruling forces increasingly arrayed
Baying for blood for political sin

What if the conclusive intelligence
Provided by distraught late victim’s kin
Established necessary evidence
Leading directly to long delayed win

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Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Last few words: 
The guilty parties will be brought to justice.
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