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DJ

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DJ’s poem “Sometimes I Cry” was selected by Clint Smith, guest editor for Poem-a-Day in February 2019. It was published on February 19, 2019, in partnership with Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, an organization based in Washington DC, that elevates voices of those directly impacted by the prison system through creative writing. The poet’s last name was withheld on request in consideration of their privacy.

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I told a million lies now it’s time to tell a single truth
Sometimes I cry
It’s hard dealing with my pride
Not knowing whether to fight or flee
Sometimes I cry
Hard to maintain this image of a tough guy
When deep down inside I am terrified
If I ever told you I wasn’t scared I lied
Struggling to make it back
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