Nov. 9, 2020
by Michael Cropps (author's profile)



Protection of one kind
For supremacy is served
A nation under God
That colorized
Tactic's of genocide
Elections show a new quarrel
Civil diplomatic santions rejected
Slight reflections of destruction
Pillage and plunder
In the eye's of civilized
From the hands that be
Desires are fueled
Constitution overruled
For it does not apply
Careless whispers
Softly uttered
Born arousal
On instant hope
Fear breath taking
According to mind
Consistent witness
Eternity blissful
Most precious vessel
Caressed Effusively
Tender kiss
Like the very first
Blind was I to see
My love to be


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agerrits5 Posted 3 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. The way you write is absolutely amazing and impressive. I would love to see more work from you! :)

nmartsie Posted 3 years, 2 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
At Brown University we are requesting submissions of art and letters that speak about the experience of incarceration. Below is the information. Best, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

If you are incarcerated in the United States or have previously experienced incarceration, we ask you to write a letter sharing your story that addresses one or all of the following questions:

What do you need the world to know about U.S. prisons, jails, probation, and/or parole?
What about your experience has been left out of the news and narrative of mass incarceration?

Acknowledgment of Consent
I understand that, by sharing my story, I am consenting to have the story placed in the website repository for Brown University’s Mass Incarceration Lab @ CSREA and made available to the public. My story will be anonymous unless I clearly state in my story: “I want my name shared with my story.” Anyone will be able to read, watch, or listen to my story and to use what they read, see, or hear for any purpose. Personally identifying information about other people, the prison, or anyone else will be removed from my story by Brown University staff. I will never be able to ask Brown University to remove my story from the website repository. I am also waiving and releasing Brown University from any claims or lawsuits of any kind for any reason related to my story. I confirm that I am at least 18 years old and I am freely and knowingly submitting my story.

I understand and agree to the terms explained above and want to participate.

How to Contribute to the Archive
Please send your story to the following email address:
OR send a letter to the following address:
The Mass Incarceration Lab
Box #362
11 S Angell St
Providence, RI 02906

Your submission will be archived in the Special Collections of the John Hay Library at Brown University as well as digitized by the Center for Digital Scholarship. Brown University students taking SOC 1116 Criminal Courts and the Law in an Era of Mass Incarceration will help to curate the content of this archive. All submissions will be part of a publicly accessible repository of primary materials about the punitive consequences of mass incarceration as told by currently and formerly incarcerated people, their loved ones, and those living and working in communities most impacted by mass incarceration.

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