Barry A. Lanier

Rookie - 3 Points (Georgia)

Ba First I Won'T Forget - Poem by Barry A. Lanier

Shifting his weight
Separated by the glass
Unbraiding his story
Detailing fine points
Long ago left out
Decidedly forgotten
By those who could
Change a man's life
Through teller's chute
A chocolate ice-cream
One smile and tear
Fifteen years old
He arrived then
Now 20 years later
Four long days
We talked
In his cube
Oral revelations
Of the prison
My life was in
Two weeks later
A thank you note
You are the only
Visitor in 20 years
Thank you for
Your kindness
And
My first
Ice-Cream

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009



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