April 26, 2020

Just Saying

From Lessons Learned by Antoine Murphy (author's profile)

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tenzintenzin Posted 5 months ago. ✓ Mailed 4 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
Hey Antoine.
When a baby grows inside it’s mother it becomes bigger and bigger, stronger and stronger. His body changes and evolves. Each week in the womb a new connection is made, fingers grow, organs developing. This happens for 40 weeks, (like when Jesus spent 40 days and nights in isolation)
Comes a time when the baby can no longer fit in this water filled environment. And the birth process begins moving you from a water environment to an air breathing environment. This process is slow and it is painful. For both baby and parent. It has to hurt to be pushed down a birth canal, as the baby has to have all that water pushed out of its lungs in order to breath the air it will encounter beyond its mother’s safe body.
Prison is like that. You no longer fit. Everyone and everything is going to bother you and make you crazy. It’s part of the process. It’s prison pushing you out, it’s people who have to stay there sensing this about you and trying to challenge you. Don’t rise to the bait. Regardless of who they are. Go somewhere quiet and pray. God is there for you. He can only do so much, you have to do the rest. There is only one person you have to prove yourself to and that is God. No demonstration of masculinity or territorial behaviour required, just be his son.
I wish I’d known about the parole hearing I would have provided a letter if it would have been of some help.
I can feel your frustration in your writing, your words are full of honest candid meaning. Please God the parole board recommended your release. 2020 is the strangest of years, the whole world on lockdown.
Remember you are no longer an inmate, you are an outmate.
All the best

Antoine Murphy Posted 4 months ago.   Favorite
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