John My Friend

By DK

Today was a bittersweet occasion,
Helped me for a moment to reduce my constant raging.
John, you are now free…at home…at last,
This past year, gone, it escaped us so fast.
I know you left a truly changed man,
I watched you every day…making your reentry plans.
I already miss you and the jokes that we played,
Hopefully once I’m released, we’ll catch up…one of these days.
We butted heads, and fussed sometimes; I caused you a bit of tribulation,
As you left I heard as you said ‘goodbye & take care’…true jubilation.
When you left me here today, I regret that I left so much unspoken,
You are such a great friend, a mentor, I’m kind of heartbroken.
It’s rare to find a true friend like you in a place like this,
D*mn it John, you’re one friend I will surely miss.
So by the time you read this, you’ll be settled, back on your feet,
And the stigma you’ll face, well it’s something I know you can beat.
You’re highly educated…A Penn State grad,
So many qualities you shared, reminds me of my dad.
So I know I will surely hear from you soon,
As corny as it sounds, I’ll think of you each time I look at the moon.
So John, I love you my dear friend, but please don’t return,
Because this freedom you were granted, is something you definitely earned.

I Am Thankful For

By K.

I am thankful for music

As this is the calming I need each day

I am thankful for literature

As it provides a temporary escape from reality

I am thankful for my health

As I am better able to help those around me

I am thankful for my friends

As they help me keep life in perspective

I am thankful for my education and wisdom

As I am better prepared for life’s daily struggles

I am thankful for my godmother

As she has shown me true unconditional love

Most of all I am thankful for God Almighty

As He has given me the capacity to forgive and love

What are you thankful for?

Trust

By JW

Trust is something that is given first time around
Break then it’s time to build up from the ground
Trust is two people standing back to back
Knowing that no matter what they’re protected
Trust is giving someone your heart on a plate
And believing they will not stab you with a knife
Trust is a treasure chest filled with diamonds
And you’re hoping that no one will take them

Trust is a relationship with another human
Believing that they won’t hurt you on purpose
Trust is a business owner and you have employees
That you’re believing won’t steal from you
Trust is believing that the government has your best interest at heart
Trust is believing that God will never leave or forsake you
Trust is believing that you will get treated with respect
And trust is believing that you can do what is right
In the sight of man and God

My Heavenly Friend

By AR

If you leave where will I be

If you weren’t here what would I see

When I look at you

I see a person of all one could be

And when I’m your presence

I feel that paradise is upon me

When I need you you’re always here

I can’t find the words because none can compare

But for a friend in me I hold you dear

Because you’re an individual

Of much love, wisdom, and patience to share

A good friend is hard to find

But God bless me with one that defends

And for that blessing alone
It’s time I start giving mine

And show a light of my own that shines

Thank you my heavenly Friend

My Friend

By D.F.

 

One day me and my friend was walking to the store,

And he got shot

And died on his B-day.

I miss him so much

Sometimes I wish I was with him

But I know everything is okay

And I’m going to be okay.