Tools, Lessons, Memories and Grace


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Written for my kids when I was locked up. one of my first poems.

Tools, Lessons, Memories and Grace


Well I'm stuck here and your all there but such is life it's seldom fair.

So soldier on and do your best you have the tools to pass this test.

I've taught you all to tell the truth. To feed the hungry.

To cling to youth. To stick together through thick or thin.

Bloods all there is in the end.

Your Na-Na and Mee- maw taught lessons too.

So to their memories be true.

Always remember your fathers face.

And pray to God Amazing Grace.




By; Phillip G. Inman


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Mandi commented on Tools, Lessons, Memories and Grace


You know , I have a grandson who called me mee-maw, too. I thought that was unusual.I like the way you give encouragement of good behavioral choices to you children. I can ssee where yoou have also improved you technique fo writing poetry since the earlier days of writing. Keep up the god work.



thank you i am trying to learn from my mistakes and sometimes even now it is difficult to not break the law and seek easy cash to help out in this terrible economy.

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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