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Prison Life

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 10-31-1999 06:12 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws


I was leaning on the handle
Of my "aggie" other day.
When the "bossman" wasn't lookin'
And I heard my celly say...
"The skinny comin' down the line
Big Red plannin' a break.
I thinks I'm gonna hep him
Had 'bout all I can take."

I said, "Joe you better keep it shut,
Big Red's a plumb durn fool
Boss King is on that tower
and to run on him ain't cool."
I got ten down on twenty five-
And here I'm fifty three...
If any man's a cause to run
Why man it would be me.

But I done seen the bossman shoot..
At near five hundred feet-
He got Jones between the shoulders
And friend that's shootin' sweet.
And Red, well, he ain't too durn bright
I know he'll probably try-
And I don't care a thing for him
But I'd hate to see you die.

I heard the whistle blowing
When I was out at reck-
The bosses yellin' "On the ground!"
And I thought..."What the heck?"
And then they started shootin'
Wasn't nuthin' I could do
When one boss said, "They got the kid"
Well, Joe I knew twas you."

And Red? Well, he's in lockdown-
But so is Sunny Jim
And they'll have reck together
And Jim will do for him...
A shank will do old Red just fine
He tried to make you ride-
I tried to warn you, stupid kid
But now you've gone and died.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-31-1999 06:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Such a sad way to have to spend your life. Very scarey just thinking about it. Well done once again!

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since 07-22-99
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2 posted 10-31-1999 07:09 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is sad! You've described it vivdly well.
I'm speechless.
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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3 posted 11-02-1999 04:27 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

So Sad

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