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Life has tough ropes;
God gives us great hopes.
A journey of a righteous man,
A life hard to understand.
Protection of a free land,
But no helping hand.
You are my brother,
We always have each other. 

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Saint James

Saint James is a writer incarcerated in California. He is currently living at the Corcoran State Prison. Saint James is his pen name.