Changing Thoughts

By DK

As I sit here tired, alone, but peaceful in my cage
It gives me time to reflect and to let go of the rage.
I see so many guys, different races, different colors,
Makes you wonder why we all messed up, leaving behind our children, lovers and mothers.
What were we thinking while committing our crimes?
Look, it’s left me here…trying to write you this rhyme.
I’m so sorry I left you, so scared and alone,
I’m so sorry I left you in a fatherless home.
I sit here and reflect on all the things that I did,
And how I, not anyone else, caused me a 25 year bid…
So I give you the promise of a much better man,
‘Cause in 12 more years I’ll be armed with a real plan.
I’ll always be there for you in a time of need,
I’m starting now to plant the positive seeds.
Seeds that will flourish into a beautiful flower,
Giving me the strength and knowledge to help empower.
Just because I made mistakes, and lost my way,
Doesn’t mean because you’re my daughters, you’re destined the same way.
So keep your heads high, be proud, and strong…
Daddy will be home; it seems like forever, but it’s really not that long.

4 Comments

  1. CP on April 24, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    This really brought me to tears. Such a beautiful poem and so well written. Your hope is truly inspiring.

  2. Reid Baron on April 25, 2017 at 1:15 PM

    Nicely done: passionate and controlled.

  3. Emily R. on February 21, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    This was very beautiful. keep your head up high and maintain faith for the Lord is with you at all time..

  4. Daniel Jackson on June 19, 2020 at 7:58 AM

    DK this is great keep up the. Great work. Daniel jackson

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