Voices from the Inside
I am running from misery.
I guess you can say that
I’ve been running from misery
Practically my whole life!
At times, when I’m stressed out
And full of misery,
I like hanging out in my front yard
In the night.
The feeling I get is amazing.
I live in an apartment
So there are many people
Just hanging around, smoking, drinking,
Eating and enjoying themselves.
Just being outside, feeling
The fresh breeze is comforting.
Trees swaying, stars so bright and
Beautiful, shining, looking over us.
Every now and then
you see a bright light
Just shine across the sky.
No clouds or fog so it’s easier to see
The clear sky and visible stars.
I guess you can say the night breeze
Makes me feel free.
Freedom is what I took for granted
And now miss so much.
Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall
What I learned in jail???
To be perfectly honest,
I learned how to live life.
What I learned in jail is that
Every individual has
Their own personality,
Has their own struggles that
You have to learn to overcome.
What I learned from jail is that
You don’t have to be a bad person
Or evil to come to jail.
There are girls here that are
Just how I used to be,
Misunderstood and angry,
Feeling like the world is out to get them.
They feel like they’re alone,
They feel like they don’t belong,
They feel like everything that
Happens in their life is their fault.
The most recent thing I learned is that
I have a story to tell, and
My story can help
These girls get through.
I learned from jail that I have
A higher purpose.
Central Juvenile Hall