The following is a spoken word piece written by one of our guests.
Life is a gift not to be misused or abused.
Some choose to die and choose to refuse living.
God’s love life lesson is giving,
Us breathe constantly putting us to the test before putting
Us to rest so we must stay strong having faith
Always doing our best
Introduction to destruction
seemed to be my only option
While laying in my prison cell
a human trafficking detective drops in
Dope was my hope playing tug-o-war with my life as the rope
But Refuge for Women gave me my faith back
And hope being given solutions on hope to cope
Multiplication destroyed my
Salvation replacing it with temptations of sexual
My addictions with stipulations,
Regulations, hesitations of
A physical domestic
That I searched for in the
Incarcerated, fighting several
Feeling constricted like teeth with braces.
My mind started playing tricks on me as I crossed the
Threshold of safety with in the Refuge
I will no longer refuse breath
Time to put my past to
Constitution and restitution has been paid for me through
Jesus Christ now that I’m becoming reborn and I can finally see the light, and stand
Putting up a good fight, never loosing sight of his strength and might, alright