Monday, March 11, 2013

Some Reflections on Freedom

Dedicated to Dr. Robin Smith

The prison guard is as innocent as the prisoner
yet such anger issues through from behind the bars
at behavior far too cruel and disrespectful,
that such could be regarded as a kind of love,
a part of killing numbers, as penance for a crime
he didn't even know at the time was committed...
Somehow they did all the judgement for him
and with that pulled inside
the feelings he could not bear to recognize:
the shame, the guilt, the resentment,
from remembering what it was like
to be a bullet that was loaded in a gun -
how it kept popping back out
no matter how strong it was shoved in,
how God will pay a heavy price for that.

1 comment:

the walking man said...

Depending on perspective both the guard and the prisoner are behind bars.