Lullaby for an Inmate

by Maple Tree   Nov 9, 2020

When you hear, dead of night
the banging of a metal bar
close your eyes and you can feel
the warm embrace of a fallen star.

Somewhere distant - far away
a loved one holds you near
cover those bruises, scars and pain
and never live in fear.

The coldness of your cell at dawn
chipping of the paint
silence of a screaming mate
can leave you frozen, faint.

Maximum security is just society's label
your darkness melts and sways
all those locks, chains and cuffs
cant keep this mother away.

For 30 years I've loved you
and I always will
doesn't matter where you are
a mothers love can ease the chill.

To all the inmates across the land
we mothers will unite
they may have locked our babies up
but they cant keep us away at night.


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  • 4 months ago

    by XxxXLoveless_WristsXxxX

    This gave me a shiver. So beautifully written. I am a m0ther myself to 2 boys. They are still very young but this really made sense to me - I would do anything for my kids, even if they are incarcerated when they are older. Unfortunately I have seen many parents reject their kids when they go to jail (myself one of them) and it makes things so much harder. Please stay strong. Your son is blessed to have you as a mother xx

  • 5 months ago

    by Em

    This brought tears to my eyes.
    Sending love xx

    • 5 months ago

      by Maple Tree

      Thank you Michael and Em,

      A dear friend of mine and myself both have a child in Prison, I wanted to write our feelings and let society know that we talk to our babies at night. <3

  • 5 months ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Wow, there's so much love here.
    Who needs visits when your words can break through any, 'Maximum security'


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