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My Mind

My mind        

My mind is a prison
Overpopulated with remorse
Incarcerated by images of sin
My mind refuses rehabilitation
It cowers in a concrete corner
Face in hands; protesting parole
My mind punishes me with guilt 
Terrorizing my thoughts 
A reoccurring rape of recidivism
My mind is unforgiving
It confiscates my hope
Segregates my dreams in isolated darkness
Allowing occasional one hour visits of  promise.
My mind is a complicated collage of convicting confessions
Callously castrating my continuing calls for clemency
My mind mocks mercy
It Mimics moments of misery In a mental mirror
Molesting my mild memories in a riot of regrets
My mind wants no truce
It gladly guards my goals behind gilded gates of grief
Giving me a life sentence of worry
My mind is a prison that I cannot escape
Every night I am summoned from my dim-lit cell
And violently beaten into submission
Here, I repent
I pray for a pardon
And although the Almighty has given me a reprieve
My mind assures me that death is my only release

Copyright © Willie Wright

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  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:37:00 AM
    I usually avoid free verse but yours is so well written it captured my attention. You chose your words very carefully and masterfully. Very well written poem. Excellent work.

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 8:53:00 AM
    I'm addicted to your work. Your pen is blessed as is your mind. Great work here, outstanding imagery.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 1:49:00 AM
    WOW very moving and deeply touching the soul

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 6:39:00 PM
    This is absolutely amazing.

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Poetically profound revealing words. An iconoclast after my own heart. Bravo!