Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Whats A Prisoner to Do? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

What's a prisoner to do when justice fails
and the innocent is escorted off to jail?

What's a prisoner to do once stigmatized,
caged and abandoned and ostracized?

What's a prisoner to do there's no one to trust;
the system fails and the outcome unjust?

What's a prisoner to do when family decide
the punishment is warranted and justified?

What's a prisoner to do while confined in a cell;
the perpetrator's free and faring quite well?

What's a prisoner to do once his reputation is dead
and his life has been ruined because of what someone said?

What's a prisoner to do when he's not believed,
though he's telling the truth, he's thought to deceive?

What's a prisoner to do as he sits all alone,
no one seems to care; former friends all gone?

What's a prisoner to do sitting lost and idle
and most of one's thoughts become suicidal?

What's a prisoner to do when freedom's taken away
and the will to live diminishes each day?

What's a prisoner to do when hedged in by strife;
with no escape possible; no chance for a new life?

What's a prisoner to do when he can no longer see
the beauty of the sky or the waves of the sea?

What's a prisoner to do when the sun he can't feel,
nor the breeze of spring because his fate is sealed?

What's a prisoner to do when doomed to despair
but still praying to escape the electric chair?

Tell me, what's a prisoner to do?

Rev. Saundra L. Washington, D.D., is an ordained clergywoman, veteran social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow: Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances: Homilies that Teach which can be reviewed on her site. Her new book, Out of Deep Waters: My Grief Management Workbook, is expected to be available in July.

You are welcome to visit AMEN Ministries: Your Souls' service Station for spiritual refreshing, soul edification or to browse our newly expanded mini shopping mall. http://www.clergyservices4u.org.

Blessings to all!

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Forbes

This 23-Year-Old Bosnian Is Running An Online Poetry Contest To Fight Hate Speech In The Balkans
Forbes
A heart-warming example of how young activists are using digital technology to heal the painful war wounds of the Balkans and rebuild a healthy social fabric in the region is the online poetry contest Mili Dueli (English: Sweet Duels). Bosnian Nermin ...


theberkshireedge.com

Belle Fox-Martin's 'Stone Pears' blends poetry, micro-stories in a refreshing, unexpected collection
theberkshireedge.com
Great Barrington — “Stone Pears,” the newest collection of poetry by Belle Fox-Martin, is rife with allusions to spirituality and nature and the space in which the two often collide. Many of the poems in the slim, black volume hinge on the transition ...


The Daily Tar Heel

West End Poetry Festival's star-studded lineup explores diversity in poetry
The Daily Tar Heel
Don't fret if you're stranded on campus over the long weekend, however — you can stave off your boredom and cabin fever with poetry. The annual West End Poetry Festival will begin Wednesday with an ice cream social from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Johnny's Gone ...
Dodge Poetry Festival 2018 in Newark to feature edgy, urban, hip hop voices - and SapphireNorthJersey.com

all 2 news articles »

KCRA Sacramento

Poetry teacher inspires students to find their voice
KCRA Sacramento
Larry Barron, aka LB the Poet, isn't your typical teacher. Advertisement. Once a week, Barron teaches a spoken word workshop at Winston-Salem Street School, an alternative high school for at-risk students who have struggled in traditional settings.

and more »

Charlotte Observer

National Poetry Slam champs at home base for a monthly slam
Charlotte Observer
“It was a gamble that paid off,” says Slammaster Bluz, aka Boris Rogers, an internationally ranked slam poet and the team's coach. “We're known for doing poems that go against the grain and buck the system. Some teams follow a trend of what's popular ...
Today Is National Black Poetry Day. Here's a Totally Biased List of 10 Black Poems You Should HearThe Root
Backstage Stillwater hosted Red Dirty Poetry on TuesdayDaily O'Collegian

all 4 news articles »

Atlanta Journal Constitution

7 unforgettable quotes from black poets in honor of #BlackPoetryDay
Atlanta Journal Constitution
From Phillis Wheatley — America's first published black female poet — to beloved writers Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin, the contributions of black lyricists have revolutionized the country's arts and social landscape. » RELATED: An ...

and more »

Londoner

Writer Tom Cull releases debut poetry collection
Londoner
London's Poet Laureate, Tom Cull, is juggling the many facets of his busy life this month. His book Bad Animals is hot off the press. He's one of the organizers and participants in River Talks at Museum London. He's marking mid-term portfolios of his ...


UT The Daily Texan

Kimberly Lee reminds her readers of the importance of poetry
UT The Daily Texan
When it seemed impossible to express herself at home, communication and leadership freshman Kimberly Lee found her voice in poetry. With the encouragement of her friends, Lee published her first book. Lee turned her book “In Which I Beg You to Listen.


lareviewofbooks

Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Joan Murray and Christopher Gilbert
lareviewofbooks
FOR THIS INSTALLMENT in my ongoing series about second books of poetry — in which I typically pair a newly released sophomore volume with a second book published at least 20 years ago — I've decided to focus on two poets who, for different reasons, ...


Irish Times

Two Irish poets shortlisted for £25000 TS Eliot Prize
Irish Times
“Poetry is a flourishing art form,” Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey, chair of the judges, said. “We read 176 collections from a plethora of poetry publishers, both new and established, and felt privileged to listen in to such a lively, diverse and urgent ...

and more »
Google News

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems.... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... Read More

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... Read More

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doña Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More