April 22, 2013

The Walls Of Jericho

by Larry Rush (author's profile)



Led through an ancient steel arch
Each step reluctant
As the guard counted, "One!" between puffs
Of his cheap stale cigar

I was inducted without being a soldier
I was instructed without being a student
I was insulted without being ashamed
And infuriated at my nameless - #AM-2728 - catalogue name

I felt an overwhelming need to smile
(As shackles are removed)
Freedom! To enjoy my confinement
No! Oh my God! A silent scream within
A man locked behind the walls of Jericho
And Joshua not due for another seven years

Submitted by:

Larry Rush #AM-2728
S.C.I. - Greene
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090


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