This is a book of poems written from inside prison. They may be able to put shackles on my wrist, and they can put shackles on my ankles, but they will never be able to shackle my mind. I hope you will enjoy these poems written from the inside, looking out at the world from inside these prison walls. More
So why do I write? I write for many reasons. Sometimes, I write just to escape from this reality An escape into an imagined paradise. Or in remembrance of a paradise once experienced but long since forgotten.
Sometimes, I write from memories of a past life; One very different and far removed from the confines of these gray walls and rolls of razor wire. Sometimes I write with a sense of the present Lashing out at the judicial injustice currently endured.
Sometimes I write with the hopes and dreams of freedom And a future outside of this black hole in which I currently merely exist. It doesn’t matter if I am writing to lash out at this system of injustice Or writing a poem which expresses my joys, sorrows, desires or thoughts Or whether I’m writing some little ditty Pouring my heart out in a song.
My writings are a mirror in so much as they are a reflection of who I am. It is this reflection I sometimes share with others Exposing just a small glimpse of the reflection in the mirror Which is me. And so I write.