Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

Gold Star - 7,163 Points (Baltimore, Maryland)

The Trap - Poem by Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

Men clutching bars
Locked away in darkness
Silhouetted shadows.
The doors.
Their minds automatic calendars.
We have mixed emotions...
Our minds are crowded with emotions.
I look back no more to those grey walls
But its sounds echo - echo
My heart has ears
My eyes shed tears!

Written after doing poetry workshop with inmates at the Md. Penn. in Baltimore, Maryland...198....

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  • (11/2/2007 10:01:00 PM)

    Great write, and great thing you did with inmates, Dorothy!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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