Beyond the Razor Wire: A Collection of Poem from Inmates

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What is in the hearts and minds of those in prison? Inmates share their poems and prose in this collection.

The long strands of razor wire conceal from society what is it like on the inside. There is another world filled with violence, fear, hopelessness, and despair, which is seldom shared with the outside world. In this anthology, thirty-five inmates share their hearts and minds in poetry and prose. Some are vengeful; some are angry, and ...

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Overview

What is in the hearts and minds of those in prison? Inmates share their poems and prose in this collection.

The long strands of razor wire conceal from society what is it like on the inside. There is another world filled with violence, fear, hopelessness, and despair, which is seldom shared with the outside world. In this anthology, thirty-five inmates share their hearts and minds in poetry and prose. Some are vengeful; some are angry, and others are repentful. But all of them express themselves freely from their own point of view.

David Berkowitz, the notorious murderer known as the Son of Sam, shares his testimony of how God touched his life, one cold and lonely evening, in his prison cell. Today, David Berkowitz is known as the Son of Hope.

You'll meet inmates with no hope of ever seeing daylight again. Their words are set in poems and prose in Beyond The Razor Wire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595197552
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2001
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,040,133
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Preface xv
Acknowledgment xvii
Introduction xix
Beyond The Razor Wire 1
My Classroom Has No Windows 5
Worry Is A Sin 7
Mind Straining 8
Memories 10
Vengeance 12
I'm Worthy Of 13
Pages Of A Book 14
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 15
Lies 16
Lies From Him 18
Not Yet 19
A Deep Sleep 21
Be First 22
Understanding 23
A Seed 24
What Is Real Love? 25
His Greatest Reward 26
My Feelings 27
Together 28
If Tomorrow Never Comes 29
Believing In Me 32
Always There 33
In The Middle Of The Night! 34
My Presence You Will Know 36
Wondering 37
From The Inside 40
Convicted Mother 41
My Life 42
A Poem For Me On New Year's Day 43
What's The Point 44
What Is Life? 45
Saved 46
Prison 47
God Is On Your Side 48
My Friend 49
Tyme Will Tell 52
Time 53
Away From Home 55
Someone Cares 56
While I'm Here... 57
Even To This Day 58
Living Just For Today 59
What Would You Do? 60
Reality 61
Without You 62
Missing You 63
Believe In Yourself 64
For Jesus Sake 65
Morning Star 66
As We Lay 67
The Six Silent Tears Of Love 68
Circle 69
Forgive Them Father 71
T.H.U.G. To Hell U Go 73
I Got Issues 78
The Letter 79
Holiday Greetings 82
On The Days I See Her There 83
I Remember Mom 85
Always There 88
Sheltered In The Arms of God 89
Please Lord, Hear My Prayer! 91
Yesterday Walking 92
Spring 93
Stand With Me 94
After All 95
Love 97
What Is Love 98
Beauty Beyond 100
Pain & Suffering 101
Long Way To Go 102
I Love You Momma! 103
Memories Gone 104
Home Sweet Home 105
Evening Shades 106
Recognize & Realize 107
Feeling Your Presence 109
Wasted Years 110
Son of Sam to the Son of Hope 111
The Son Of Hope 119
Afterword 123
About The Author 125
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