© January 20, 2020 by Roger Brooks (RB4)
I was only (18) years old at the time,
when I was lied on and locked up tight,
then railroaded and deprived of my civil-rights,
while continuing to be illegally confined,
for (4) unfactual crimes,
and couldn’t bond out,
because I didn’t have one dime.
It’s a shame I was done that way,
dealt a mean blow by someone who was devilish,
whom caused me years of mental anguish,
watching years of my life fade away,
night after night, day after day,
making me feel at times like i just wanted to die,
but instead, I’d only cry and pray.
But in time I learned to keep on striving,
and refusing to be a prisoner of my past,
because to do so is to relive my past,
as my dreams would only keep on dying,
with no desire for self-healing,
until eventually, my heart has no feelings.
This is testimony that is real and true,
and the court-system was very wrong,
IN CONVICTING ME OF A CRIME I DIDN’T DO