incarceration

Welcome to the Fort

By RW Let me tell you about a place I know Filled with broken dreams and lost hope A place if visited within your dreams Would turn nightmarish by thoughts provoked A place created many years ago When a father was taken from the only child he knew Now he’s stuck in memories as time…

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Untitled

By VC Sit in a cell 24/7/365 and tell me if you can think straight Boxed in/locked in/no family/no friend Just a beginning/no end/can’t breathe/no air Mind gone with the wind/aging fast/seeing the skin peel Seeing the hair turn grey/seeing where was once a smile Turn to despair/dying from thirst/drinking your own tears Knowing it…

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The Tears I Cry

By DWS Look in my eyes & you’ll see the tears I cry As I lie back on my bed The vivid memories of my family & I flow through my head, I’ll be a liar If I say, I didn’t see this coming Growing up in the city of D.C Wasn’t always peaches &…

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Smile

By GD I was still a juvenile and convicted as a child Though sentenced as an adult But still I smile… I think about my reality and realize just how real it is Then I laugh…. I don’t laugh because it’s funny But because its “funny” how a young black man could So easily succumb…

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Surrounded/Rodeado

By LV Surrounded by concrete walls. Surrounded by an immense feeling of solitude. Surrounded by concrete walls that don’t distance me from reality. Surrounded by one-thousand-and-one dreams – that are kept away in prison cells. Rodeado por paredes de concreto. Rodeado por un inmenso sentimiento de soledad. Rodeado por paredes de concreto que no me…

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