Monday, February 25, 2013

Stacking Paper - A Poem from Prison


The is the fifth poem in my series entitled Poems from Prison. All the poems in the series were written by Somer Erickson while she was incarcerated. I met her while volunteering at Dawson State Jail.
This particular poem was written specifically for women in prison, to give them advice from 
the perspective of one of their own.
Somer touches upon many topics including personal responsibility. 

Stacking  Paper

My prayer for the women in prison
comes forth straight from the heart
May your spirit heal from the absence
of your family and being apart
May your eye not be too stubborn
to show others it still carries tears
while standing firm in your morals
overcoming each and every one of your fears