Thoughts from Outside: Back Against a Wall

its a thin line between wrong and rite traped in the time of the party life .

Given no choices i had to fight my mom and dad were to young to raise me rite

maybe i been mad a man for all the mistakes i made friends r dead friends r gone

i still aint afriad to get wrong get back on with violent games i played my lights would of but cut rite off if my does werent payed .

 

Thank u for reading

 

Bobby S

Thoughts from Outside: Life After Prison

when i woke up this morning with same frustration from situations like these got a call about some work from one of those temporary agentcies no hight school daploma or any colleg dagrees i cant inlist but thell draft me if theres a war over seas oh please of cours i slice some oz’s but see im one of those aspiring mc’s and my bills are doe so at times im down for what everyone dissagrees but id rather strugle on my feet than live on my knees so my uniform tight workin all night at micky d’s for about 98 $ and some change after the gov. Get there fees these min. Wages aint enuff to feed my babies its like they hold me down cause i got a few felonies so I quit cause im tired of being one of those over worked under paid imployees stop caring at all when i did a few small burglaries then my face turned into a forgotten memorie and i dont get away with shit cause the lord always sees believe it or not theres some vary smart junkies but dependencie is eating away at there soal like deseas 

 

 

This post is from a person who has finally made it outside of the walls, Bobby S.  I will be posting more from this person as he chronicles his struggles and victories. 

Sophie

Welcome Back Readers, Advocates, and my Beloved Incarcerated

Hello everyone,

As you can see if you follow my Twitter I am trying to bring the blog back from hiatus. Without going into to much detail–after all this is not my blog but the Prisoner’s–my life was really unstable for about two years. I am getting back on my feet and I am anxious to reconnect with lost friends and make new ones.

At this time I do not have a new P.O. Box for submissions; however, I am willing to give anyone that needs a Voice my home address until such time as I can afford to open a new box. I live in Arizona now, but the blog has always been a national blog. Please, write. Tell your loved ones to write, send art, send essays, send anything they desire and I will post it.

I am starting a new section of the blog for formerly incarcerated people to speak. I think that it is important that we hear from the people who have been released and understand that the struggle doesn’t end when they unlock the gates, for many it gets so much worse, and sometimes it really does get better. If you or someone you know is formerly incarcerated and would like to speak please contact me:
Email: writingfromthemargins@gmail.com
Twitter: @Sophieinchains
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sophie.inchains
LinkdIn: Sophie Inchains

I hope to hear from all of you soon.

Solidarity in Struggle,

Sophie