Working in a prison

Working in a prison

is stifling.

I thought that it might be 

enlightening.

But two years 5 months,

it gives me goosebumps

and now I want something

less frightening.

 

I thought it would give me

resilience,

and it certainly has been

an experience.

I wake up each day

and I'm filled with dismay;

what I do doesn't have

much significance.

 

I'm working in a system

that's outdated.

People think that their lives

are now fated;

that they've fucked it all up

and that theirs is a cup

that's half empty and half

filled with hatred.

 

In a system that sees them

as subjects

to be 'treated' and worse still

to dissect.

Just don't feel I fit in,

I am much too human.

Want to really hear them, 

not just henpeck.

 

And also I dislike 

authority.

It has never been something

that worked for me.

It is often abused

and the power is misused

any day give me kindness

and therapy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 10th Oct 2017 12:06

Brilliant subject, sensitively and boldly handled, and powerful. Whether a real experience or not, you've made it 'real' with your own words.

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Philip Stevens

Mon 2nd Oct 2017 21:08

Lots of lost souls ... to an extent thier lives are mapped out... society is constructed that way...

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