April 28, 2011
by Christopher Trotter (author's profile)


Dear Outside World,
Have you ever wonder what it is like
being locked away inside the belly of the
beast (prison) for life? Well, I can tell you
from experience that it is no fun. Its like
being buried alive...

Imagine being buried alive in a windowless
cell 23 hours a day. The sunlight hasn't
touched you skin in years. You feel like a
vampire living in darkness, and the
humanity is being drained from your soul
by the cruel and inhuman conditions being
inflicted upon you...

Imagine being buried alive and being
deprived of your basic senses of sight, sound
smell, touch and taste. You are faced with
extraordinary isolation, complete idleness,
and limned environmental stimulation
which pushes you to acts of desperation and

Imagine being buried alive and losing you
sense of time. You can't tell day from night, and
each day passes you by just like the one before,
and all you can do is watch because it requires
no participation on your part...

Imagine being buried alive and not being
allowed to touch your family, hug your son
or daughter, kiss your wife or husband all
because your visits are conducted on a
video scree or behind a plexiglass partition
which says you are too dangerous to have
physical contact with your family,
friends, and love ones...

How long are you going to imagine being buried
alive? Wake up! This is my reality. I may be
buried alive, but I am not dead! I haven't
lost my human qualities, my mind is not
closed to ideas, my intellect has not cease to
feed on a free and open interchange of
opinions, my yearning for self-respect has not
ended, nor has my quest for self-realization
concluded. If anything, being buried alive
my needs for identity and self-respect are
more compelling in this dehumanizing belly of
the beast...

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man
while he lives. I'm strong but human!

By: Christopher Trutter


Replies (2) Replies feed

Dan1986 Posted 3 years, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 6 months ago   Favorite
Dear christopher
Ive read your Post (November 28,2011).im Very impressed about the insight you are giving.thanks for That.how are you doing? How do you feel?

Christopher Trotter Posted 3 years, 6 months ago.   Favorite
(scanned reply – view as blog post)

We will print and mail your reply by . Guidelines

Other posts by this author


Get notifications when new letters or replies are posted!

Posts by Christopher Trotter: RSS email me
Comments on “Untitled”: RSS email me
Featured posts: RSS email me
All Between the Bars posts: RSS