April 1, 2011
by Horace Payne (author's profile)

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3/28/11

GREETINGS I'M PRESENTLY INCARCERATED AND HAVE BEEN SINCE MAY OF 2007. I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD IT, READ IT MANY TIMES OVER "I'M INNOCENT!" IT'S TIME TO HEAR IT ONCE MORE. FROM A TEEN I BEGAN TO SMOKE MARIJUANA UNTIL MY EARLY TWENTIES. AFTERWARD I GRADUATED TO PCP. FROM THERE TO CRACK COCAINE. MAINLY I WAS A FUNCTIONAL ADDICT. WHEN IT BEGAN TO INTERFERE WITH MAJOR INCOME AND MY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES I ATTENDED REHABILITATION. TWO, TO BE EXACT BUT THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. THIS IS JUST A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF WHAT PROBABLY WAS THE CAUSE OF MY MENTAL BREAKDOWN MANY YEARS LATER. WHICH ALLOWED AN UNJUST JUSTICE SYSTEM TO TAKE YEARS FROM MY LIFE. I'VE STUDIED MANY RELIGIONS. FROM A CHILD LIVING IN A RURAL AREA IN VIRGINIA. RIGHTOUSNESS WAS INSTILLED IN ME. BELIEVING IN A HIGHER POWER AND EXTREME CONSEQUENCES KEPT ME
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ON A STRAIGHT LINE MY ENTIRE LIFE. MY DRUG EXPERIENCES DIDN'T APPEAR TO ME TO BE VENTURING OFF THAT STRAIGHT LINE. TODAY I STILL DON'T THINK SO, BUT I GUESS IT'S A MATTER OF OPINION. HOPEFULLY THIS POEM WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHO I AM WHO I HAVE BEEN AND WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO BE. STAY TUNED I HAVE MANY STORIES TO SHARE OF MY LONG AND HARSHFUL INCARCERATION PERIOD.

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH OR YOU WILL NEVER TEACH
GRACE WAS STOWED UPON ME BEFORE I COULD SPEAK, THAT'S WHY AT MY WEAKEST I'LL NEVER FEEL WEAK;
YEARS AFTER I MADE THE DECISION, I'D NEVER GIVE HOMAGE TO ANY RELIGION;
I GAVE UP TITLES AND RITUALS WITHOUT EVEN A CARE, SEEING THE CREATORS MESSAGE EVERYWHERE;
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WHEN YOU ACCEPT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER WITHOUT WONDER, HIS MESSAGE WILL BECOME CLEAR AS THUNDER;
I WAS TAUGHT GROWING UP RIGHT FROM WRONG, MY WISDOM PROGRESSED AS TIME WENT ALONG;
WITH RIGHTEOUS PRINCIPLES EMBEDDED INSIDE, AT THE BEGINNING OF MANHOOD I BEGAN TO REALIZE;
WITH PRINCIPLES, HONESTY AND A SPIRITUAL SENSATION, I WOULD STILL BATTLE WITH WORLDLY TEMPTATION;
THE TIME HAS COME TO DOCUMENT MY THOUGHTS, SHARING MY PRINCIPLES SO THEY MAY BE SOUGHT;
I CAN'T SAY COMPLETELY BUT I BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE, IT CONTAINS INFORMATION FOR ETERNAL SURVIVAL
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THE TIMES WE LIVE IN NEEDS NO INDICATION, IT'S ALL BEEN FORTOLD IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION;
DISEASE, LUST OPEN FORNICATION, THINGS THAT ARE PREVALENT IN THIS GENERATION;
IF YOU POSSESS THE LIGHT SHINE IT UPON OTHERS, SO THEY MAY DO SO TO ANOTHER AND ANOTHER;
THAT'S WHERE DIFFERENT BELIEFS COME IN, WE MUST WORSHIP TOGETHER OR DIE FILLED WITH SIN;
I'M NO SCHOLAR BUT THIS MUST BE TRUE, IF IT WASN'T WHO WOULD KNOW WHO;
I CAN ACCOUNT FOR LAWS REVEALED TO ME, THAT'S ALL THAT I NEED TO SEE;
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AS A PROFESSOR IS TO COLLEGE, IS TO THE ONE WHO'S GAINED SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE;
YOU WILL SPEAK TO MANY AND SOME YOU MAY NOT REACH, THE KEY IS TO PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.
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LIVING A RIGHTEOUS AND ISOLATED LIFE AT THE AGE OF 44 MY FATHER SAW THE NEED FOR ME TO WITNESS THE GRAVE INJUSTICES IN OUR JUDICIAL AND CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM. SOMETHING ME AND MANY OTHERS SHOULD WITNESS FIRST HAND. ALL OF MY FUTURE POEMS AND STORIES COMES FROM A PERSON THAT DOESN'T CONSIDER HIMSELF TO BE A CRIMINAL. THAT PERSON IN ME.

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MoPayne Posted 8 years, 5 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 5 months ago   Favorite
Ricky. If this would have happen in Va. you would have had a different outcome. This court system is the worst I have seen. The system should get rewards for people you keep out of prison instead how many you can put in. This way the judges will do any thing to imprison you to get another star in his crown. How do they sleep at night knowing the injustice they submit every day to innocence people. Every one has family member who love them. Look at the weather pattern now, it do not care if the people are white, it still does it damage there God has a plan for the wicked. Stay strong. This too will pass. MOM

kat3005 Posted 2 years, 5 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 4 months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

sunrisenolies Posted 2 years, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 4 months ago   Favorite
kat3005 do you mean this particular transcription or others also. (horacepayne74@gmail.com) you can reach me directly I got out in January 2012

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