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Wrongfully Imprisonment

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Inspired by the talented prisoners in Cebu Jail


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Wrongfully Imprisonment

Thousands of prisoners are in Cebu Jail
Many of them had committed crimes for hell
But how will you judge their wickedness?
Now that they can even wipe away your tears

They’re all well- known with their superb talent
They marvelously dance for your entertainment
I’m sure they will refuse if you go and bail them
They might even invite you to join their fame

Government and church officials once visit them
Gracing their electrified dance full of rhythm
Cha-cha, LA walk and all steps name them all
They  perform all amazingly at the prison hall

All the families and relatives of those prisoners
I’m sure they’re also proud on the other corners
Watching them with their various dances in youtube
Victims of wrongfully imprisonment you may conclude


Nov. 5, 2012

Fifth Place
Contest: Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced
Contest Judged: 11/10/2012
Sponsor: Poet Black Eyed Susan


Note: They are all prisoners with different cases( grave or not). They are now known as Cebu Dancing Inmates. They are trained in prison to dance. You can watch them in youtubes by searching, Cebu Dancing Inmates.



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  1. Date: 11/17/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Leonora, excellent contrast between the crimes, conditions and how people view jail.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:32:00 AM
    Is there always dancing in the prisons of our mind? Are there prisons in our steps as we dance? Enjoyed reading many of your poems today, thanks for sharing this - will check it out...Ernest

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment" contest Leonora. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 3:07:00 PM
    OMG...just watched the inmates dance to Micheal Jackson's 'This Is It', they were totally in sync and danced great, Gangnam style was a hoot and amazing as well. Excellent write Leonora! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 10:12:00 AM
    You write from a place that few poets reach. Bravo again. You have brought light to subject that is very true. Hugs Michael. Ps my mom is had it 25 years ago and is now 76 and still healthy. Thank you for your kind warm thoughts and comments.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:21:00 AM
    Congratulations my dear friend for winning your dancing inmates...(^_^) they enjoyed inside the prison coz they like to dance. Good day!! hugs

    Samelo Avatar Maria Paz Samelo
    Date: 11/12/2012 4:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just got home from work and I feel so tired and sleepy but reading your nice comments makes me smile. Thank you so much my dear friend Norie. Good day!! mwuah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 7:28:00 PM
    Very interesting interpretation of the contest. congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 12:17:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Leonora...What a nice way to tell a story...Congratulations on well deserved win in this contest...

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:40:00 AM
    It must have been a glitch!! Wanted to say, this one is quite memorable.

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Leonora, I tried to comment to this and Soup would not let me. Let me see if my congrats go thru this time.

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Good morning, Leonora :-) Congratulations in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced " contest, deep subject... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:32:00 PM
    CONGRATS LEONORA ON A BRILLIANT WRITE AND WIN DEAR FRIEND ..LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 2:12:00 PM
    interesting reading is this,, will view utube...

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:51:00 AM
    congratulations, yes i will go to youtube....Seren

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:29:00 AM
    Hey, my friend, put up a new poem!!! thanks for your comments today, sweetie.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:34:00 PM
    What a fascinating story, I never heard of it before and I sure will check these folks out. Enjoyed so much! :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 5:11:00 PM
    Hi Sweety, how are you???? this is a sad case, to think of... I do not know some one who has been wrongfully imprisoned. You are dealing with a strong topic here, and you did well... good luck in Susan's contest.. wishing you the best...my sisie -pooh.. xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 5:53:00 AM
    yes, i saw them dance the gangnam on you tube... fascinating read that deserves a big congrats.. i'm filipina... are you?..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:12:00 PM
    This is a good write. There are a lot of them that have been wrongfully put in prison, but it has to be proven first. A man here where I live just got out after 15 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. He $ 3.5 millon . may God help them. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Leonora, what is this about? why are they in prison? and what did you mean by crimes of hell? are they hardened criminals such as murderers? and the fact that they are so talented, this is like a puzzle for me! very fascinating one to read!

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