Tammy Ashton

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Forgivness - Poem by Tammy Ashton

I have me myself and I

No family by my side

I have to hustle to survive

 

I'm not cryin

I'm just tryin

For you to see

The bed I lie in

 

On my head

Is branded felon

For some herb

That I was sellin

 
Moved some weight

From state to state

The feds

DO NOT like an empty plate

 

I did my time

For my crime

 

Never dropping dime

 

FBOP has cut me loose

But around my neck

Still hangs a noose

 

I admit

I broke the law

 

Responsibility

I take it all

 

There was no gun

Held to my head

 

And yes I know

I made this bed

 

I left prison

Did not look back

Changed my life

Got back on track


Yet

I can't work here

I cant live there

It's been 15 yrs

But they dont care

 

With no forgiveness

for my sin

How do I

begin again

 

For all of you

who also fell

and paid the price

 

I ring this bell

 

We made mistakes

We've paid our penance


But

Truth be known

We serve

a

Life sentence

 

Topic(s) of this poem: justice, prison

Form: Narrative


Comments about Forgivness by Tammy Ashton

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/7/2015 12:01:00 PM)


    Having hustle to survive is very amazing definitely. Wisely drafted and shared.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 8, 2015


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