Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

Both Sides Of The Fence - Poem by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

his philosophy was
if a cop didn't see it-
he didn't do it
and that's where
his head was at the time

before prison he believed
in free love
shot up heroin
lived in roach infested flats
and danced like a hoodlum

he had a woman once
who left him while
he was still doing time
her parting words 'i must
be free' ring out in
the terror of the night

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 6, 2005

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