Matt Mondschein

Rookie - 110 Points (3/16/60 / Macungie, PA.)

The Shu - Poem by Matt Mondschein

Chilling and gray
Locked down
Twenty-three hours a day

Stretched concrete
Twelve by eight
Windowless
Sheltered from society

A few for years for many
For some
Convicts for life

An inescapable nightmare
Tears apart mens' dreams
Of a better life

Doing nothing
But time for their crimes
Some admit guilt
Few innocent

Workout and a shower
Return to their cells
To end time and fate
Solitary
Confined
At the 'Shoe'

Topic(s) of this poem: prison


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 10, 2018


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