This piece represents the self struggle — that no matter what the circumstances or your situation, you can always seek help, seek change, seek a positive life for yourself. But you must want to too. You must make that choice. I did it after 14 years into my prison sentence. I now have been living a busy productive life for the last eight years. I’m so happy for myself and who I am today. I’ve accomplished so much. I need to thank all of those who came into these prison walls to teach, help, care. Who expressed patience, love, and empathy, for I myself have learned and applied those awesome traits to others.
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