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Jail
by Ed Matlack

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Not much of a rhyming bit of poetry, but need sometimes to just get things out, what an excellent sounding board writing gives...

               “JAIL”


 


Not the place to go to for social


           uplifting,


Not a place to go to learn a special


             trade,


Not a place to be if you are afraid to be locked in,


    Nor if you are claustrophobic!


 


Fortunately for me it was the right thing,


As I was guilty of the crime I was charged,


Probably the only one in there that felt right,


Took me off the street to learn who I was,


Yes, they have some pretty good therapies,


               inside…


 


My major fear was not of being raped,


Nor of anything that could happen inside,


  But I was afraid of being released,


Would I do again what got me busted?


Would I be one of the statistics?


               


It’s been 20 some odd years,


     Since my release,


     It all wasn’t easy,


  But I fared pretty well,


Good supportive friends and parents,


Is what is needed for a total recovery,


I hope I stay clean for the rest of my life…


 


                                           (ed)


 

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Reviewed by P. Michaels 12/2/2003
Ed,
You told this very well, and it tells all of us that you aren't a loser. You learned from your mistakes.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/2/2003
(((ed)))

excellent write--i'm claustrophobic, too! jail doesn't sound like my kinda place

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 12/2/2003
We live, we learn. Excellent the way you told this story. Most people don't learn and you know what Ed, losers never try.

Excellent work!

Emilie

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