A Rope of Ribbon

BY YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT POETRY COMPETITION FINALIST

 

Set sail in a voyage of life

To seek the truth or where it lies

Point a sight upon hope to lead

So I shall steer my faith

 

In deepest thoughts of darkness side

All I see the strangeness of words

To form I say that makes no sense

And how I lay to make my stand

 

Lost within upon seeking the truth

Hope for ray to shine in through

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Step I will in the face of trust

But slanted of view upon face to show

 

Shout I wait in voices of help 

But tail of echo is what I got

Who will place a hand to lean

So I stand a chance to blend

 

A rope of ribbon has heaved me out

A chance to mend apart that fall

Honour in will I redeem my sin

And so I unite in the circle of one.

 

*This poem was a finalist in the 2006 poetry competition organized by the Yellow Ribbon Project for the inmates of Singapore's Changi Prison as well as ex-offenders.

 

 

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