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Prisoner's Diary

Here, in a boredom of my 
broken heart, I dwell
Shrouded with grief as 
time stands still in my cell.
Staring blank walls as 
heavy-feet days go bye.
In the dark chamber of 
my thoughts, I still feel I 
will die

Here, where haunting 
silent champions my 
broken soul
And imaginations of my 
freedom dare not console
I shall stay, forever 
haunted by thoughts of 
my innocence
As my captor's death 
chains grow more dense

Here, in death's ocean of 
nightmare I am laid,
Breathing with despair, 
the death's choice of the 
year they said.
How I wish the truth is 
like a blazing sun, 
My captors would know 
I am an innocent one

Here, where dark ceilings 
dare not communicate
I have nurtured a double 
decade brought by hate.
As stories of crime I did 
not commit perch on 
national dailies
The pulse of my heart 
shrinks on daily basis

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  1. Date: 4/26/2012 10:14:00 AM
    Well written piece.

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 3:38:00 PM
    sounds of sadness, and suffered pain, in the darkness mind remains, got it wrong, say you are to blame, injustice hurts yes , yet again...

  1. Date: 11/19/2011 10:43:00 AM
    Thank you for your most welcome comments, Joey. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 7:13:00 AM
    This is very lovely, i can imagine the solitude...beautifully thought out words/rhymes bro. Cheers. Tim-Paker (2go)

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 6:49:00 AM
    There is so much injustice in our world, a beautiful way this is to condemn injustice.

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 6:45:00 AM
    Wow! you passed your message yet you retained a great wealth of poetry's essence. Great write, Osita

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 3:27:00 PM
    heart-breaking and beautiful in its call for justice, joseph..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 3:57:00 AM
    Reminded me of Shaw shank Redemption movie a little...not guilty AND serving time is one of the greatest injustices of all...glad to see this was released around the time Amanda Knox was acquitted on bad DNA evidence. Good descriptions of the imprisoned mind....great lines, Joseph.

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 4:10:00 PM
    So often the innocent are incarcerated, even executed, Joey. I could feel this prisoner's pain so well through your words. Beautifully written! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 7:33:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 7:36:00 PM
    karma... can certainly suck in the moment. Is just my knee-jerk reaction to reading a beautiful write. If it offends, please inform and i will remove promptly. namaste~N