First Voice: I remember Your laughter Had many wings
And thinking Your laughter was everything I imagined you Flickering on the hill Your face pale as feathers.
But your laughter lifted you up Carrying you over the sea to where Silence overcomes all sound.
Second Voice: On the third day I looked up And saw Christ eat A black apple With fire for meat
Arms outspread under The dark sun His pale face Unscorched
His right hand Held flames that fluttered With many wings.
Lord have mercy
Apr 09, 2015
A. M. Stroud III, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, expresses regret for the role he played in sending Glenn Ford to death row in 1984. “I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning.” Stroud says he presented dubious evidence from a forensic pathologist, precluded black jurors from the trial (Ford, since exonerated, is black), and ignored the fact that the appointed defense attorney had never before tried a criminal or capital case. “I . . . hope that providence will have more mercy for me than I showed Glenn Ford,” Stroud said in a letter to the editor of the Times of Shreveport. “But, I’m also sobered by the realization that I certainly am not deserving of it” (ABA Journal, March 25).