SUCH WAS MY LIFE by John Garmon

SUCH WAS MY LIFE by John Garmon

Living as I did in solitary
Confinement all those days
Under a forgotten mountain
Looming above the prison
Where I just barely existed
Being let out to breathe
The fresh air an hour a day
With no chance to talk
With other prisoners
Only briefly with my guard
I told him I believed
Solitary confinement was
Cruel and inhumane
Outlawed by the Constitution
In a free country like ours
In time it would be seen
And solitary prisoners
Everywhere would be free
To go back to living
As they were meant to be
But he just looked at me
And said nothing
In his expected way
Of saying he did not
Agree and was glad
He would soon return
Me to my lonely cell

© 2016 John Garmon

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