The answer to being truly free is when you use the key to unlock the padlocks in your brain, to bring full enlightenment.
I call this piece “Searching for the Key.” This is how I feel sometimes, how people in my situation feel. We wait and we pray. We pray and we wait for that moment when the waiting is over.
I cannot wait. I must fight and continue to be used by God who sustains me and holds me to a higher standard. My hope is to never give up. I will keep pushing and trusting in something greater than myself.
Even in the darkest of moments, I will shine and shine bright like this key. So don’t cry when you see me in this thing called prison. Smile that I made it out to enjoy my freedom.
Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.