June 22, 2015


by Kiyoshi A. Higashi (author's profile)



I've wasted so much time sitting
in this lonesome cell
I don't know much about heaven but I've
learned [a lot] about hell

A little about love and [a lot]
about hate
There's evil in this place let there be
no mistake

All these smiles are fake there
ain't no Cheshire Cat
Why would we laugh there's no reasons
for that

Let's stick to the fact we can find
things to brighten our day
But the fact we're in prison will take
it away

A moment of reprieve where a
smile comes out to play
Only to be bullied by these brick walls
in this place where we stay


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ghost Posted 8 years, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 11 months ago   Favorite
it's horrible that lovely things often come out of terrible things, especially poetry and negative personal experience. i hope you have a lovely day, and i also hope that you are very aware that you're an amazing writer; your structure is amazing, especially how you used enjambment, the run on sentences!

K206 Posted 8 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
Im happy for you that youve found some peace in writing. I was friends with Tanisha as a kid so when I seen all this happening on the news I was interested. I can tell youve grown alot since the incident and I just wanted to send you a little message because I know how lonely it is and everything is something right? You keep writing, keep staying strong. Keep blessing the world with your knowledge.

AKM1224 Posted 8 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
Pain has a funny way of rendering the most insightful of comments on life. It's sad that it took so much to render such a wonderful muse. I should hope that something good, some great work or triumph comes from your incarceration. I knew you as a boy, a child. We went through three schools together, and even though we were only closest in Elementary school, I've never forgotten you, or how sweet you could be. Become creative, great, and prove to the world you are something more than what the news paints you to be.

Deeleuelu Posted 8 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
Glad to see your finding solace in your situation just know that regardless of whats transpired not a day goes by that i dont think of you.

CAG01 Posted 5 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 5 years, 9 months ago   Favorite
You’re an amazing writer. Even with the severity of your situation, you still manage to find peace in writing even while the silence is loud. Respect!

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