“Ruins Come to Life”, by Alexis Rodriguez

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This short poem was written by an inmate sentenced as a juvenile to Life Without Parole.  He is an intelligent and sensitive friend, who shares his Spiritual journey in the form of poems that truly are inspiring!

Utterly brought down,

Foundation destroyed.

Even the ground

Lays open like a wound.

Rock lay ‘pon rock

the wind scatters the dust.

By accusation, condemnation and death

’till the last breath.

The same wind brings together

from the four corners, all around.

Molding and forming

what was utterly brought down.

Ruins come to life

Rocks come alive,

greater is what’s before me

than what I’ve left behind!

 By Alexis Rodriguez
EDITOR’S NOTE: You can write to “Lex” using the address and format below–be sure to use a plain white envelope, and to use a return address (you can use Prison Mentoring, Box 310, Hilltown, PA 18927 for your return address if you wish privacy).
Alexis Rodriguez  BH6734, 1000 Follies Rd. Dallas, PA 18612

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