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The Light

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The Light

Author Note: A prison inmates thoughts about light bulbs that are never turned off. 



It irritates me
Holds me as a prisoner
Hungering to be free

It remains constant for an occasional flicker
An orb with no conscience
Making life bitter

Every day the same
An hour of relief
Free from its glare
Still all I can do is walk and stare

I will be here for life
Never really accepting my plight
My only consolation
It will eventually burn out
I will not say a word
Too tired to weep
Finally, I will sleep

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:36:00 PM
    Wow! you did an excellent job on the view of the prisoner who will be in there for life. I can imagine they have light on 24/7... the only way out with darkness for the prisoner will be when he or she is r.i.p., well done Mac McGovern, enjoyed your prisoners note, of a poem. Have a wonderful day,..Sidney LeeAnn

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 1:01:00 AM
    Good Write Mac.....Larry

  1. Date: 6/15/2010 8:06:00 PM
    you're too good of poet to sleep. you have the heart of warrior, strong sensitive and honest. thank you again, chuck

  1. Date: 6/15/2010 8:03:00 PM
    very good!