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Poor Choices

There once was a prison for boys.
To some, guns were not only toys.
They had too much fun
Life lived on the run.
Confinement has very few joys.

Teachers taught; helped some of them learn.
Disturbance sometimes took a turn.
“Teach” treated them right.
Boys “partied” at night.
In the classroom stomachs did churn.

An offender has feelings, too.
Not just an animal at the zoo.
But crime has a cost.
One's freedom is lost.
There's no more McDonald's, for you!

Fast food was not their only loss.
Prison guards were mixed in the sauce.
Obey what they say.
Or suffer their way.
Survival or cry; it's a toss!

Exercising in the hot sun.
It's what they must do to have fun.
With sweat pouring down,
Some cuss and some frown.
Poor choices, have this privilege won!

© May 30, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  BEHIND BARS BLUES 	 
Sponsored by: Miranda Lambert

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 6/21/2011 11:23:00 AM
Many congratulations Dane Ann on your win in Miranda's contest with this fine Limerick set. Terrific it is :)
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Date: 6/21/2011 9:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Randa's "Behind Bars Blues" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/18/2011 11:19:00 AM
Dear Dane, I agree with what Joyce said. Excellent write! Congratulations on your success, my friend. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/18/2011 10:50:00 AM
Some get there almost by accident I am sure but suffer as much as the hardboiled cases. Lets hope they get out safely. congratultions Dane Ann,
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Date: 6/18/2011 10:25:00 AM
Congrats Dane Ann on your HM in the contest with this superior write ..enjoy with luv..
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Date: 6/18/2011 10:19:00 AM
My congratulations on the win in the contest of miranda, Dane
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Date: 5/31/2011 5:01:00 PM
Good write, Dane-Ann, and well thought out! Good luck in the contest. Thank you for your kind comments on "Traces" and about Carolyn. Best wishes, Caroline.
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Date: 5/30/2011 8:21:00 AM
Brilliant entry quite relevant to the theme of the contest, Dane
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Date: 5/30/2011 4:49:00 AM
A perfect write with a winning sound to it.. Michael
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Date: 5/30/2011 4:17:00 AM
Nice write, excellent entry for the contest.
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