The Choice Is Yours

The Choice Is Yours

Jumiya Arleen Crump

Heard/Arlington County Detention Facility writing contest, August 2019

I cried so many tears,

I have no more

I just fold.

Put trust in filthy people

that my heart it’s so cold.

You win some and you lose some

knowledge wisdom it’s gold.

Expand your mind to ease your time

for peace you unload.

Pray for the best expect some mess,

that’s just how it goes.

IF you’re loved they hate

just find some faith and pray

your soul stuck in a cell

I think its hell,

I’m desperate it shows.

No friends, no visits, no fam,

no money no hope for unknown.

But still I try to hold my head

cause only God knows.

When in distress I know I’m blessed

I breathe and let go.

Thought you was me and I was you

together were’ bold.

But you hate me and I love you

why ever so cold.

My down-fall was a dollar but a dollar was pleasing,

it had my back it kept me smack on pace and from freezing.

I found the piece which lead to peace

my puzzle is golden.

In forgiveness there is power,

for my power I’ve chosen

sometimes it’s best to let go give

so that the humble can live.

For a fool is just a fool who claim the wise looking in none is chosen.

No man is righteous for he is lifeless.

But through the son and faith alone

His grace His mercy was shown.

It’s up to you the choice is yours.

With that knowledge I’m gone.

Tears to God – Alexandria Detention Center Writing Contest August 2019

Tears to God
Terri M.

Heard/Alexandria Detention Center writing contest, August, 2019

The tears coming down my face,
only to go drip drop to the floor
Nobody to wipe the tears away,
and nobody to comfort a hurt soul
As I look to God for comfort,
praying for my pain to ease
Crying out the deeply cause,
for only God to hear
Ready for God to take control,
to give me inner peace
In a place I never wanted to be,
now only to see the blessings
Take away the wrongs in my life,
as I repent my sins to Jesus
Let my heart be open to you Lord,
for your unconditional love
As I cry these tears Lord,
only in my Fathers presence
Only to have the Holy Spirit,
stop these free-flowing tears
Finally replacing them with,
the greatest gift He can give
Receiving the inner peace I longed for,
and the salvation of everlasting life
Never ashamed or scared to call on God,
for any wants, needs, or even repentance
For His unconditional love on earth,
is all I need to survive!