Tag Archive | values

Written – 1/1/2002 – Poem – Strong Enough

This poem was written when I was relatively new to volunteering with the Black Prisoners’ Caucus at Washington State Reformatory.  It came out of my reaction to the part of prison culture where the men are forced to stuff emotions in order to be “tough” all the time – just to survive.   I understood why that was but still, I also knew that it takes great strength to do some of the things they considered to be “soft” and those things are part of being human.  I was sad to see them cut off from their own humanity.  Read More…

Written – 12/4/2010 – Poem – Musings On Color

Basking in the comfort of blue  and forest green
Earth colors with earth vibration             

Colors next to othersand colors merging     together   

Which colors are me and which colors are you? Read More…