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  • Boy isn't that the truth. We are told to do things in prison and because were in shackles its acceptable.... but once we've paid the price of our crimes, back into the world we go with a big stamp on our foreheads: damaged goods, violent criminal, dangerous! We pay for ...
    on Fire Fighters by Charles Douglas Owens, II Dec. 27, 2018
  • Beautiful poetry! It is so true! Everyone has an angel and a devil on each shoulder. Some people hide it better than others... but does that really make them better? I vote no. We are all one, just with different resources and opportunities. But they cant hide forever. Hang around ...
    on Into The Light by James Collins Dec. 27, 2018
  • beautifully said! You cant put duct tape over a hold and call it fixed! I hope you receive the healing you deserve!
    on Your Worth by Anthony P. Heard Jr. Dec. 27, 2018
  • so positive. There is a reason for everything. Growth is painful, but it sounds like you're making it through and making the best out of the situation you are in. God is good, but you know that. Hang in there man, this too shall pass!!
    on i am we wednesday by Antoine Murphy Dec. 27, 2018
  • so true. people think that just because we are "prisoners" that somehow we lost all of our humanity. Not true. We got caught. That's the only difference between "us" and "them"! Very nicely written
    on Though I'm Behind Bars by Teddy Drake Dec. 27, 2018
  • Wow! this is beautiful!!! It always amazes me what people can do with their abilities if just given the time and opportunity. I never knew I could write as well as I could until I did jail time. Keep exploring your talents!!
    on Artwork by James Riva Dec. 31, 2018
  • fantastic story. It kept me hooked through to the end. I could picture the town and the fish! Writing has always been such a huge coping mechanism for me to deal with my emotions and mental health issues. It sounds like you're putting in the hard work to figure out ...
    on Little Ferdinand's Little Finger by James Riva Dec. 31, 2018
  • haha! that was funny. You've got a real talent at painting the picture with your words. Keep writing! You're great.
    on Jack Joins the Ancients by James Riva Dec. 31, 2018
  • I agree whole heartedly! We tell people "you do the crime, you do the time"... and justly so. But the part that people don't see is when bad people are put in positions of power, they abuse the very people that are supposed to come out of their "time out" ...
    on Why Is Psychological Torture Not A Qualifer For Money Damages? by James Riva Dec. 31, 2018
  • WOW. this is so profound! I went through the same type of doubt about god and religion when I was in my teens. I grew up in a semi-religious household. My siblings still go to church these days. I however do not. It is my belief that I don't need ...
    on Letter To A Higher Power by Allan Lummus Dec. 31, 2018
  • Everyone deserves the opportunity for redemption. We are all more than our crimes! Even in our darkest days we need to remind ourselves of that. We can all do better if we reflect on our actions and use the proper channels to learn to cope and be better than we ...
    on Suicide and other reactions I can't embody by Allan Lummus Dec. 31, 2018
  • Prison life is like living in a fish bowl. These things and situations might sound outrageous on the outside, but when you're stuck with people you do not choose to be around in a place you do not want to be in.... the small things seem like big ones. I ...
    on Untitled by Kelly Jones Jan. 2, 2019
  • Dreams were one of my few escapes in jail. I would always wake up and open my eyes and look down to see if I was still in jail and when I saw the orange jumpsuit the depression would set in. I feel your pain man!
    on Diary by Steve J. Burkett Jan. 14, 2019
  • well put!
    on Stand Up To The Bully In The White House by Harlan Richards Jan. 14, 2019
  • that is so beautiful. The written word can make even the pain of untouchable love into something resembling a beautiful melody!
    on Love Note...New Years Eve 2018 by Steve J. Burkett Jan. 14, 2019
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I really enjoyed reading your post. It is so descriptive that I could see the scene you were describing. You have a definite talent. I hope 2019 brings you happiness and peace! In my world 2019 is a definite for ...
    on Untitled by Steve J. Burkett Jan. 14, 2019
  • I lived by the squares in my calendar while I was incarcerated! In jail your calendar is almost like those charts they used to put up in school to show which child did well and got a sticker on their book report and then those who did not. It made ...
    on Visitation Times by Johnny E. Mahaffey Jan. 14, 2019
  • WOW... just wow. I'm sitting here in my work place success program reading this... with only 15 minutes left before I have to leave and pick up my son from school. I have to come back to this, but I wanted to leave a note incase I procrastinate and don't ...
    on We Make Our Present by Johnny E. Mahaffey Jan. 14, 2019
  • I have been reading these blogs for a few weeks now and I seem to keep coming back to your writing. In all seriousness, you are a great writer! I'm not sure why you are unsure of that, because it is so clear to me that you have talent. You ...
    on It's Not That Bad by Johnny E. Mahaffey Jan. 16, 2019
  • It sounds like you have come to a good place within yourself. Hold on to that feeling!
    on The New Johnny Mahaffey For 2019 by Johnny E. Mahaffey Jan. 16, 2019