His honor and integrity intact,
He faced the Court of Justice (kangaroo),
Declaring that his word was not an act:
“I testified, and every word was true.”
He scarcely understood the forces that
Arrayed themselves against him, in cabal,
A league of secrecy: he calmly sat
In Law’s tribunal and refuted all.
Was Justice done, or Justice proved a sham?
A jury meanwhile makes deliberation.
His honesty determines, and I am
Convinced, but others harbor reservation.
Why did they “set him up”? It was not him,
The victim merely an inconsequential
Necessity, in acting out their whim,
A sacrifice, so he came providential.
No, he stood innocent; but they arrayed
Such circumstances as would falsify,
But he was not what the appearance made,
Steadfast in this: he had not told a lie.