Inmate 262

July 10, 2009
By Michelle-Jane BRONZE, Birmingham, Other
Michelle-Jane BRONZE, Birmingham, Other
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Nobody’s Perfect he said

No matter who I am or where I’m from, I will make my mistakes

He said that becoming a man wasn’t science but it was power

Power and courage he said

We are soldiers in God’s war, war against others

Others who are not us

He said that taking his right to what is his would lead to combat

A fight his father led him to win

He said that being locked up did not mean he’d lost

But that God had swapped sides

The author's comments:
It's a poem about a man who is highly racist, something he inherited from his father. The man is prison after attacking someone based on the colour of their skin. This poem is written as if the man is talking to someone about what he did and why.

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