Hard work, honesty and perseverance cures a lot of life’s ills.
Through this brave new world
An ocean of time served
An ocean of troubled thoughts
The bliss of freedom
Slowly giving way
To the burden of life
On the outside
New perspectives as I weave my story
Into a kinder type of tapestry
Blessed that my kind heart
The weight of my regrets
That could be mistaken for malice
Black heartedness or evil
Every day a challenge to excel
Work hard, spread light, create
Put one foot in front of the other
And move in up
In quality of life
In life itself
Live every day like your last
Live like eternity will judge your impact
And die knowing
You improved your humble corner of this earth
Slowly the bliss of walking free from prison is giving way to the everyday pressures of modern life. I try to excel at work and my art, eat right, exercise, sleep well and find meaning in my existence.
I am slowly telling part of my story to my co-workers and old friends and hope that they believe me when I say I’m not a bad person.
I’m finding that hard work, honesty and perseverance cures a lot of life’s ills for me as I try to move on up in the world.