*Author’s name withheld
On this very day
I called out requesting if others wanted to pray
Five of us shouted out our cell
a prayer request – we each had one to tell
Praying at the same time, I’ve found
Found faith in others – what a beautiful sound
We don’t have a clock but knew when to stop
We used another round (by a correctional cop)
This is an experience I’ll never forget.
Our prayers are answered; to any non-believer, I’ll place a bet.
Kinda laughed towards the end
This day is Martin Luther King, a holiday, amen.
He’s famous for shouting, ‘I had a dream’
This day to me will have another meanin’-
The day we shouted out our cell
Having faith for another, to pray in a place like Hell.
So how about on Martin Luther King, we can say,
We had a prayer on this very day.
Inspired within the gates of state jail,
Dedicated to the four women who had faith.