Jimmy Santiago Baca

(2 January 1952 / Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Like an Animal


Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
A part of me has died:
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  • Bronze Star - 2,082 Points Luis Estable (2/16/2015 10:14:00 PM)

    This poem is short, but this is enough to convey the powerful mesage here told. The choice of words is suitable for the quickness of the thought, a thought of pain an future anxiety. You have done well here.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,115 Points Godfrey Morris (2/16/2015 8:52:00 PM)

    Lovely write great poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,822 Points Smoky Hoss (2/16/2015 8:40:00 AM)

    A mental prison is perhaps the worst kind to fear. The hardest to escape. With words such as these, one attempts to tunnel out. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 14 Points Faith Gregory (2/16/2015 1:32:00 PM)

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  • Gold Star - 10,359 Points Kim Barney (2/16/2015 5:26:00 AM)

    Wow! This is intense! I've never been in a prison, but this seems very real. A well-written piece. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marie Valdez (4/26/2009 11:05:00 PM)

    Only one that has walked in the shoes of a prisoner can identify with his or her poetry with the feeling of how it is behind the walls of a prison and i'm one of them, this is too real to deny or forget about it. (Report) Reply

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