Prisoners Literature Project

A thank you poem to remember!

February 2018  |  Published in Announcements, Latest News, Prisoner Letters

Here’s a wonderful ‘thank you’ poem from a grateful prisoner. It’s addressed to Prisoners Literature Project & sister bookstore Bound Together Books, which is the address prisoners have to mail to get a reply from us! 

(Transcript is below the picture of the letter itself!)

 
 
THANK YOU
 
It’s easy to feel depressed,
Going thru rough weather,
 
Recently I needed
Some sunshine to feel better
 
A friend gave me an address
Said, “Write them a letter,”
 
Awesome volunteer who believed
We’re all bound together
 
In prison hope swings,
Back and forth on a tether,
 
I didn’t think they’d
Write back ever,
 
It’s hard to be positive
(In a cage)
Which is constantly shook
 
To be
Sacrificed like a Pawn
Maneuvered like a Rook
 
Incredible to think
A note and a stamp
– Is all it took,
 
To become friends
With Bound Together Books
 
Unconditional kindness
Blooming on Haight Street,
 
Whether the spirit of giving
Is organic and unique,
 
A beacon of community
In that city by the sea,
 
The literature
is absolutely free,
 
Bound Together Books
Exemplifies the power of we,
 
The themes are a variety
Art, science, even phiolosophy,
 
I’m so grateful for
Your time and energy,
 
Your genuine kindness
Truly inspires me,
 
To pay it forward
And not judge harshly,
 
Give each person
The space to be,
 
At least have the conversation
Even if I don’t agree,
 
Love should be constitutional
Right next to equality,
 
Cause we are all the same
In our shades and diverse looks,
 
Thank you,
Bound Together Books

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