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"Bars From Behind Bars"

All I ever wanted was a Father, to love & hold me tight/
Now all I have is a cell, where it's so lonely & cold at night
Eyes holding back the tears, so my peers don't think that I'm weak/
So many years I've spent looking answers, so many questions to a past that runs so deep
Using poetry as my release, to escape my bleak surroundings/
From the abuse I received since a youth, to under the roof of the prison landings
Deeply regretting the texts I sent, cause sending 'em sent me 2 HMP/
Like my life weren't already a sentence, closing my eyes, pretending that I'm free
But in reality I'm caged like an animal, for the crime of a cry for help/
For fighting back against my misery, lyrically for the rights of my likkle girl
It's me, myself & I now, living for the hope of better days/
Sweating from the eye brow, ever since I got attacked on my second day
I know there's gotta be a better way, & with the right help, I know I'll find it/
Cause God blessed me with the talent of rhyme, but in time I let my anger blind it
Deep in my heart I wish I could rewind it, to the time when my mind was pure like snow/
But for now I'll just seek the cure, cause I've got such a long way to go.

Copyright 2008 The Elusive Mr Dunne (All rights reserved)



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  • 2 weeks later...

There are lots of people incarcerated who shouldn't be. Like I often say, at least here in the USA, our three biggest industries are 1. War, 2. Oil, and 3. Prison.

But maybe the tide is turning. There are lots of people waking up to the depraved acts of the worldwide cabal, that one percent with ninety-nine percent of the worlds' wealth and their megalomaniacal political minions. There could be lots of people who seem to think that the time is near for heads on spikes, Vlad the Impaler style.

On 1/12/2022 at 12:54 PM, MrDunnePoetry said:

Like my life weren't already a sentence, closing my eyes, pretending that I'm free

I just read in an article this weekend something that Bob Marley said: "My home is in my head."


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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