April 24, 2013

Another Day In Paradise

by Misty M. Torres (author's profile)

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April 1, 2013
Another Day in Paradise...

Today's a beautiful day as I sit here and stare out my window. The sun has come out and the scenery is perfect. The trees are finally beginning to turn green. I ignore the caged mesh and black bars that secure my window. I see beyond them. My imagination wanders free. Just as free as all the birds that fly by chasing each other. I look up and watch God's creation. Finally, my heart smiles. Then reality hits me, as I see ten or fifteen guards run past to another dorm. They broke up a fight and they have inmates cuffed and sprayed, with gas. Their clothes are all orange from the spray. I'm just glad it's not me this time. The cameras and wardens out. One inmate is bleeding, the other one is cussing and screaming. The dorm boss is yelling too "Unit Rack Down". It's a daily reminder that where there is beauty, there also is the bitter presence of evil awaiting to surface. Over one positive person here in prison the weight of negativity lingers and most of the time it's too thick and you choke. It's hard to better [end of scan]

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aflores361 Posted 5 years, 10 months ago. ✓ Mailed 5 years, 10 months ago   Favorite
Misty I like the poems you put up. Im sorry I haven't written you but you are always on my mind. A lot of things have happened over the past year. And I wasnt sure if you ever wanted to speak to me again. Ive had a baby boy, he was born 3/1/13. Misty the love a mother has for her children is incredible an I guess I never knew it till now. So yah bcuz I got pregnant by someone other than Alfred I thought you would resent me. And if you do then ok I'm sorry there is nothing I can do now. And I wouldn't take it back for anything. And by the way im already done school as a medical assistant now I just need to take the test to become certified. I did it ma I made it through and im proud of myself. I hope your proud of me too. Btw my sis is having another baby and its a girl. N my nephew jackies son is getting soo big he'll be 2 in lk 2 weeks. Well ma hope to hear back from you
Love Always
Ashlee Flores

Misty M. Torres Posted 5 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
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