"Beyond the Bars" is a motivational and inspirational collection of poetry written by a prisoner for all prisoners. Sometimes we (prisoners) feel hopeless behind the bars. This collection covers the gamut of different situations faced by prisoners every day. Some good, some bad. But "Beyond the Bars" lets prisoners know that there can be hope, if they just seek it out. It doesn't have to be a "prison"; a dead end. It can be a rebirth, an awakening. But only the prisoner can make that choice. "Beyond the Bars" was written to inspire prisoners so they can go out into the world a changed person and ready to fulfill that obligation to themselves. The book's message is simple: Whether you have life or get out tomorrow, there is always hope and something better "Beyond the Bars".