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Ian, 32

Incarcerated: 14.5 

Housed: Stateville Correctional Center – Joliet, Illinois.

“Who Are You?”

I am but a human

Broken and flawed

Trying to survive the pressures of life

The crush of its jaws…

I am but a human

Both hopeful and humbled

Attempting to meet the expectations of life

Staying brave in its jungles…

I am a HUMAN

Resilient and Proud

Succeeding at paving new roads in life

A beacon of light in a crowd…

I am a HUMAN 

Nothing is ever too hard

Embracing the challenges in life

I shall beast of my scars..

I AM human

Foregoing war for peace

In search of meaning in this life

I’m a caged bird awaiting release.

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