Dear Marcell, This is the fifteenth year of my life sentence...For so long, I have shielded my conscious mind from the idea of being free again, that I was actually taken by surprise when I realized a few days ago that I am up for parole in 9 months.Suddenly, I found myself wondering about what … Continue reading Dear Marcell
My beloved 12 year old daughter asked me to share my story with you. I am having a difficult time deciding what to write, and from which point to start. Perhaps I should begin from the present and work my way back to the past. I’ve been in prison for 12 years now. I received … Continue reading THE BOY AND HIS SAND CASTLE
How do you wrap your head around the fact that you have been sentenced to spend the rest of your life behind bars? How do you free yourself from the chokehold of this giant? One that is loose enough to keep you from dying, yet tight enough to prevent you from living? For many years, … Continue reading How to Overcome a Life Sentence
This is my first night in prison. Its past midnight, and I’m in solitary confinement. The lights are permanently on, and I’m sitting on my bed, (a thin beige cot on top of a grey slab of concrete), with my back against the wall. I’m looking straight ahead, but my mind is elsewhere. My life … Continue reading NIGHTMARES AND DAYDREAMS
What if each day was a test?What if each day was a chance?What if you lived to be a hundred years old?That's three hundred and sixty five thousand chances Minus your baby time, of courseTo count how many hearts you shatteredAnd how many hearts you pieced together againTo tally how many times you sidedWith your … Continue reading What if?