Dirty Prison Clothes Read Count : 87

Category : Poems

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They gave him twelve months

To serve that first year.

Times ten made a decade stuck inside there.

.

Chip away the flesh

To reach a heart of stone

Always hang up angrily

That prison hell-a-phone.

.

First one; then both parents died, while he sat in that cell.

Adding to his guilt

Which led to endless hell.

.

So he walks his laps,

And he circles his wagons,

To lose his old ways,

And to slay his old dragons.

.

Finally released 

With no job and no money.

On his way out they said...

"SEE YOU SOON"

...while thinking it funny.

.

What's the worst that could happen...

...considering his plight?,

as he wanders 'round aimlessly,

through YOUR town at night.

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What could go wrong

with that prison door's revolving? 

But for Jesus and the Bible,

and his soul now evolving.

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Twisting in the winds of change, where nothing really changes.

Crossing mountains in bare feet, 

that open to more ranges.

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"There's nothing to see here folks".



"Keep moving right along."



"Its just some homeless wanderer, singing olden prison songs."

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He's singing...

"SEE YOU SOON",

as you bolt up all your doors.

And you sweat out all your bullets from out of all your pores.

.

NO JOB.

NO MONEY.

NO PARENTS.

NO HOPE.

NO SKILLS,

UN COUNSELED,

NO WAY TO COPE.

.

They gave him twelve months

To serve that first year.

Times ten made a decade,

now homeless in fear.

But he wanders right past,

all your bolted up doors,

right into that church,

where he falls on all fours.

.

With tears streaming down

his NOMADIC old face,

while society sat screaming,

"WHAT A DISGRACE" !

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Alas, judge not

lest ye be judged the same way!

Would YOU have found church?on YOUR release day?

.

Like David 

and Saul

and yes ol' Obadiah.

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Like the wise men 

who rode

to the baby Messiah.

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As servants, they too 

made faith filled decisions,

and chose narrow paths

from out if their prisons.

.

So be thankful old NOMAD

it's never too late,

you'll not need to see

another rusty old gate.

.

Go find a church

and fellowship with those,

who have pasts washed away, like dirty prison clothes.

.

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© NOMAD1C

Comments

  • Dec 18, 2020

  • This is simply beautiful writing. I felt every emotion, I could visualise every situation. Outstanding job! 💜

    Dec 18, 2020

  • Dec 18, 2020

  • I feel you, Brother.

    Dec 20, 2020

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