*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 theĀ four women who had faith.


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