Wednesday, February 2, 2005

prison poetry

I'd like to share one of the poems I've written with you.....

                                       "I Wait"

                I sit

                  I wait

                      I eat

                          I drink

                              I bathe

                                  I smile

                                       I cry

                                                ......I exist

                        I go through all the rituals of life.............

                        I am perfect, but I  am not perfected.

                        ......I wait for my lover to return.........

                                Until then, I only exist.........

                                 .......I wait.

                                                     Fran

    (I wrote this May 29, 2003.  That was 2 months after Jimmy was incarcerated..........I would sit on a park bench, and look at the trees, who became my friends........they were beautiful spring days, with blue skies and sunshine.....they were such beautifully perfect days!........And I would construct thoughts and poems in my mind like this one...........and it would take some of the lonliness and shame away , and shock of no longer having a husband at home, because now I was a prisoner's wife.......everything in nature seemed so beautiful and perfect, and yet there was one flaw of imperfection, and that was my life as a prisoner's wife..................I'm sure many of you can identify with this............the words, the poems, and my writing became my friend.........)

5 comments:

barbpinion said...

And it's a lovely poem too, Fran. Hope you're doing alright. I know time must seem to be dragging. But your day WILL come. Hold on to THAT thought. Hugs.
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p00kie2323 said...

that poem is great --- p00kie

terra19728 said...

I am glad to hear you found something to comfort you.  The waiting is torture, such a helpless feeling.  My prayers and thoughts are with you Fran, you are not alone.

wfhbear said...

Hello Fran, Just a note to say Hi and let you know that I am back online occassionally. As my hip heals I can spend about 20 minutes at a time sitting at the computer so, I'm catching up on all the Journals I've missed since november. Hello to Jim. My Regards, Bill.

elgeiselman said...

Very heartfelt, Fran.  I love it!
~Erin