Prison poems

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The forgotten victim

- by Alison Henderson 59

A person's comment:

"That's her there! Her hubby's inside!"
"How can she stand by him?" a neighbor cried!
"I'd throw away the lock and key!"'
"That husband of hers should never be free!"

"That woman can do so much better than him!"
"I'd throw all his letters away in the bin!"
"Just what can he offer now he's locked away?"
"A complete waste of space!" she shouted that day.

"That's the one there! Her boyfriend's inside!"
"He's scum of the earth!" a neighbors implied!
"If I was her, well I'd meet someone else!
"Not wasting my life to be left on the shelf!"

"That woman's been left to cope with the shame."
"It was all over the papers! And gave out his name"
"He's useless! A criminal! Bring back the rope!"
"He'll do it again! For him there's no hope!"

My comment:

That man you condemn has a child and a wife
A Mum and a Dad who have given him life!
What would you do if this happened to yours?
Deny all your love and close all the doors?

Do you honestly think I'd sink to a level
And just turn my back and deem him a devil?
Yes! He's done wrong and is serving his time
And No! I do not agree with his crime.

"That woman" you point at, yes it is me
I was born with a name, as I'm human you see!
I'm innocent! just in case you forgot
And love him whether you like it or not!

I've had the abuse, the comments and more
It's nothing I haven't heard all before
I mean no offense when I say this to you
I'm a victim as well- A forgotten one too.

The window

- by William J. Ray 58

There you are
On the other side of the window
You look sad and scared
Wondering where your son is about to go

You tell me you miss me
And that you want me home
Then you smile
And tell me how much my little brother has grown

We catch up on lost times
As fast as we can
Because we both know
We'll probably never see each other again

You start crying
And I can see
That deep inside you're dying
You're blaming yourself
For not being the best mom
And I tell you
It was my choice to do wrong

It hurts me to see you blaming yourself
Because I know that deep inside
You wish you could help
Because you already have one son gone
And you're about to lose another one

The only thing you want right now
Are your two oldest children
Back with their little brother
And home with their loving mother

It's about time for you to go
We sit in silence
Wishing that we were on the same side of the window
That we could hug for one last time
Before I get sent away for my crime

You put your hand to the glass
And I start crying
I've hurt so many people and this is the last
Because it's not worth watching my whole life go
Behind the window

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