Hard work, honesty and perseverance cures a lot of life’s ills.


Forge on

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

Shines through

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 status

In love

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.

3 thoughts on “Humble

  1. Christo, a brilliant and beautiful poem! Be gentle with yourself. This is not an easy transition, and from what I can see, you are doing extremely well. One of the main problems in the US is that it is hard to find a job when you come out of prison. I am happy to hear that you do not have that problem. 🙂 All the best! Cheryl

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    1. I’m so blessed to have an employment agency that does a stellar job, it’s been challenging trying to get my life together but extremely rewarding. Thanks for the kind words:)


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