poetry

Poems From A Friend

For over a year now, we have been visiting with a longtime SYM friend who has been in jail. This season of her life has often felt like a waiting game – and the unknown has taken her on a roller coaster of highs and lows. SYM has seen remarkable perseverance in this individual. She has decided to make the most of her time, and continually has surprised us with her endurance. During our visits, she has slowly been sharing her poetry with us. She has found a sense of purpose in sharing her poems with other inmates, guards and visitors; sometimes even writing poems to bring encouragement into specific circumstances. We hope that her writing inspires you to consider something new today.