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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...



Not the place to go to for social


Not a place to go to learn a special


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,



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…




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Reviewed by P. Michaels 12/2/2003
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

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!


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