In Prison

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
a poem about a man who is in prison for life.

Submitted: November 29, 2007

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Submitted: November 29, 2007

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As i sit here in this prison cell
I wonder what was and who's doing so well.

As her life progresses, mine stands still,
in this little prison on Mulberry Hill.

For I remeber, not more than thirty years prior,
that my sister graduated college because of her desire,
to succeed in the world outside my walls, as i sat in here with nothing at all.

Then i remember, around twenty years back,
that my sister was married to a man named Jack.
I knew they'd be happy, for one reason only,
that as hard as life became, they wouldn't be lonely.

Then i recall, ten years to the date, that my sister bore a son
I was an uncle, but as sad as could be, for i never saw him once.

As her life progresses, my lifestands still,
in this little prison, on Mulberry Hill.


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