DonÕt you think that the family has suffered enough?

Why must you stir up this mess?

He wasnÕt constructed of very strong stuff;

He couldnÕt put up with the press.


He must not have been what he seemed to be.

He could not have been very stable.

That he might have been killed for his honesty

Is just a romantic fable.


WeÕll fight for his right to be off in the head.

What do you mean we offend you?

If you should turn up mysteriously dead,

This is how we would defend you.


David Martin




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