A poem by David Wallis, a prisoner at Kingman Prison – Huachuca Unit, in Arizona:
Growing up, my family, my friends, my church, and my school
Surrounded me with Don’ts, and how to keep the Golden Rule.
I had a strong foundation in what approved conduct was,
So strived serving others for approval and their love.
Subtly over years, through Bible school marriage and work
I obscured my dark heart, where rooted lusts seethed and lurked.
Addiction to deception will be exposed for all to see;
God’s lovingkindness broke my lie, so in Jesus now I’m free!
I praise and thank my Father, now in prison in Christ I’m clean;
Living before God daily, who my motives has clearly seen.
Dear struggling believer: Bow; seek to be clothed in Christ in death,
Then raised by the Spirit, so Christ can live your life what’s left.