Deep in the confines of our prison predicament, where our lonely existence fades out of the sight, mind, heart and emotions of others – you remember us in friendship, with humanity and kindness. You come to know us, understand us, and care for us in ways most others could not, would not, or cared less to do.
In the degradation, abject humiliation, abandonment, and neglect we feel inside this deathly cold womb of incarceration, isolation, and loneliness, your friendship is truly a consoling companion and walkinthoseshoes is a lifeline to the living. In spite of our sins, flaws, and guilt, you show mercy and sympathy and manifest grace and forgiveness. In our deep regret, lamentation, and repentance for our transgressions, you offer empathy, compassion, and afford us absolution.
For our rehabilitation, you provide encouragement, hope, support, and confidence, and shower us with your knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual nourishment. When circumstances threaten to turn us into animals and monsters, you help to shelter our humanity and inspire us to rise above the demons of our world, to subjugate the beasts within, to protect, promote and be the best that we can be – making you a truly indispensable ally in many of our battles and triumphs, including those against our base aspects. Anonymous stranger, friend, or significant other, some of us may be to you, but to all of us, you are much more than a ‘mentor of authors’.
Kim, your mere presence in our lives is reason enough for some of us to better ourselves, when and where other reasons may not exist. Among souls of times, past, present, and future, yours is of a divine nature and sublime substance, because by the virtue of your enlightenment, magnanimous principles, benevolent deeds, and noble ways and actions, it’s you that helps us to endure, overcome and also to transcend the penitence for our ignoble deeds, ways and actions. For that, we shall always remain immeasurably grateful and profoundly appreciative, admiring of you for being the illuminated, uplifting and incomparably beautiful earthy angel that you are. Thank you!
This was a gift to me, from a man serving life. Darrell has contributed several pieces to this site, and continues to write.
Darrell Sharpe #W80709
P.O. Box 43
Norfolk, MA 02056