In a place known for death and destruction, I found life and meaning. Along the way I have found my voice and discovered my academic abilities that are now leading me towards a whole new future.
Incarcerated: 6 years
Housed: San Quentin State Prison
This photo means everything to me, my mom is my biggest support, love and motivation. She lives in Mexico but comes and visits, and also brings my son. I am sharing with HoSQ to give back and hopefully share some smiles, positivity, and inspire others. Never give up! With patience and peace good things will find you. You are worth it.
Walls crumble like hourglass sands,
Time melts away desperate past love,
Lost hugs of Mother, Father, Brother, Son.
Breaking the hearts of chained memories,
Bars hold me behind the day’s light.
My soul free to roam in only dreams,
Reality what can be once was will always,
Remain hidden seeking to find meaning.
Solar views under darkened skies,
stars diluted in light polluted pain,
Planets below moon beam Horizons,
Setting mountains of hate filled minds,
dissolving into walls of truths forgiveness,
controlled but never held back,
steps etched in sand filled shoes blowing through.
Beaches of crumbled walls and broken chains
as Quentin crumbles.
I am in San Quentin somewhere I never imagined life would lead me. In a place known for death and destruction, I found life and meaning. Along the way I have found my voice and discovered my academic abilities that are now leading me towards a whole new future. I found passion in psychology and self-help. Prison gave me a chance to take inventory and change things about my life I have always been less than proud of.