LIVED TO TALK ABOUT

If not for the women who are mothers:

Then what would become of the

Females who are to give birth.

Or of all those who have

already given birth?

The Intended Meaning:

     A female who may be expecting, or have already given birth to children,

     is not necessarily a "woman" or a "mother" (in the capacity of those terms)."

     And if not for the "women" who are "mothers" (In all aspects of their titles),

     Then females would have no definitive examples of actual women and mothers from

     whom they can be inspired by.

           I am a supporter of the coalition to abolish death by incarceration, and I would like for you to read during open mic, the poem I've enclosed "Lived To Talk About It" Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mr. J Sample

"LIVED TO TALK ABOUT"

CORNERED IN THE EYE OF SUFFERING,

LIVING THE REALITY OF A NIGHTMARE THAT NEVER BLINKS,

YOU'D THINK I'D PRAY FOR MERCY.

YEAH - "IF ONLY I WERE GUILTY!"

FOR A TIME,

LETS LET THOSE WHO HAVE JUDGED

BE JUDGED -

AS INDIGENT DEFENDANTS;

STANDING GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT.

BE REPRESENTED INEFFECTIVELY,

TESTIFIED AGAINST FALSELY

AND PAINTED A MONSTER SO VIVIDLY,

THAT THEY SEE THEIR OWN FACE WITH FANGS

HANGING IN THE TEARS OF A JURY.

HEAR A FOREMAN READ THEM GUILTY

IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

THEN LET THEM TRY WAVING

GOOD-BUY TO THEIR FAMILIES FOR

THE REST OF THEIR NATURAL LIVES -

WITHOUT CRYING.

FOR ONLY THEN COULD THEY KNOW

WHAT IT IS TO LIVE DYING!

ALTHOUGH I PRESENTLY LIVE THIS REALITY,

MAKE NO MISTAKES ABOUT IT: I'M MORE ALIVE NOW -

THEN WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED!

By: Mr James R. Sample

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