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by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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In a cell,

8 by eight,

Toilet & sink,

Never a fink…

 

Counting days,

Hoping for visits,

Reading books,

No TV nor radio,

The place needs better cooks…

 

Shower twice a week,

Crying self to sleep,

Did the crime,

Doing the time,

A third of a dime,

Not worthy to be called sublime…

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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 3/3/2008
As rough as prison is, makes you wonder why there are so many repeat offenders. An intense poem, glad I've never been in one - for any reason.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/2/2008
Boredom and self-doubt is what gets you in the end.

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 3/2/2008
Well done poetically and in thought, Ed. My friend, an ex-con here says it at least brought sobriety to his life. He'll never go back...jerry
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 2/28/2008
Desperate times breed desperate crimes by desperate men who wonder when or if ever their ship will come in.
Reviewed by Charlie 2/28/2008
Reform is in order... for the inmates as well as the system. A little honey-- a little sugar-- a little kindness has turned more people around than any amount of prisons and hand-cuffs. I've seen plenty of other-wise decent people who've made some bad choices, turn synical, bitter and hardened because of the way they've been treated in prison/jail.
Go visit someone there today! A little human kindness, for heaven's sake! --Charlie
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/28/2008
I hope Rufuz has now reformed you, Bro.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/28/2008
Crime doesn't pay? tell it to Dick Cheney as he cryes all the way to the bank with remorse.

Georg
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/27/2008
MORAL? CRIME DOES NOT PAY! IT COLLECTS! TIME!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 2/27/2008
This reflection is the best reform for you. You're tops in my book ED.
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/27/2008
I miss Rufuz's words already.
Let me out of here!
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 2/27/2008
This is a good reading for young a people forum.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/27/2008
I agree with Karla!!

Although I do visit the jail every second day to collect pigfood from!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/27/2008
Powerfully sad, Ed; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by D Johnson 2/27/2008
Excellent story, but very sad.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/27/2008
Having never been in jail, I can't imagine - this comes as close as I want to be. Powerfully penned, Ed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/27/2008
such sad memories...I remember as a teen visiting my uncle in jail, I never knew why he was there,and I hated seeing him behind bars.It was a petty crime and he was only there a short time,but it left a huge impression on me hating prisons,and i always wondered why that didn't stop people from commiting crimes.Depressing thoughts...



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