A Toast to a Lifer’s Heart

I have loved
not just yesterday
but today, and tomorrow, too
I still love
my mother living, father who’s passed
my brothers, sisters, family so true
But don’t cry. . . rather a toast
because our love lives strong
because our spirits sing life’s song

I still love
my very first love
my current love, and all love with grace
I do love
life and its expectations
soft winds blowing, the sun on my face
But don’t cry. . .rather a toast
to all who have returned my love
because love is a blessing from above

I still love
the ocean’s roar, the romance
between the moon and the sea
I’ll always love
the earth, the forests,
the mountains and the sky so free
But don’t cry. . . rather a toast
because I’m alive and I won’t grieve
because even in the silence, I will be

Tomorrow I will love
even more than
today or the days that have passed
I don’t love
this prison, the fences,
the cells, and the bars made to last
But don’t cry. . . rather a toast
set the table for a feast, bring the key
because one day, one day, I’ll walk free

Written by Richard M
Located in Louisiana State Penitentiary: Angola, LA
Category: Family and Relationships

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