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Today brings hope
We can figure out how to cope
Will we be silent and worry, about our rep
Can we please man up and seek help
We put too much time in … to stop dreaming
When times get hard … victory is what we screaming
Nothing or no one can take it
With hope we can make it
Stand up today and do not say nope
Don’t give up, KEEP THE HOPE
Freedom is where we should strive
We can do it KEEP HOPE ALIVE!

 
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Michael Eggleston

Michael Eggleston is a poet at Allendale Correctional Institution in South Carolina. He has completed his GED and holds an associate degree. He is also working on a second associate degree in business. He is serving a life sentence for murder.