14 Aug 08

From T-Bone (Letter 7)

T-Bone - Radiating power and strength, this deeply spiritual, massively-built African-American towers over most inmates. He is a prison gladiator with more stab wounds than Julius Caesar. A good man to have on your side.


Hey Brother,

How goes it?

I’m sitting here bored and I thought I’d write because you’re on my mind. I just got finished talking to the man who wants to be a woman! You know, the tall one. [Xena]

Anyways, this place is a joke and, man, there are some guys here who have real talent. This one guy found a way to get some coffee filters in and tried to sell them in the hole for $3.00, and then he tried to sell a pen for $20.00. Can you believe it? I mean who taught that guy how to think?

This female cop came to my cell after I got out of the shower. She looked right at my manhood and said, “I wanted to see if it was true,” and asked me when I was getting out.
So you can see things haven’t changed a bit! Don’t worry, my friend, I am not falling for it. I won’t change or give in to the games here. I won’t give in to anything that could possibly get me into trouble! I have self-control, brother.

Shaun, there are several stories I want to share with you, so I can get them off my chest, so to speak, and because you’ve been here and experienced some things while locked up.
The past is the past but there are a lot of things that come to mind and some are worrisome because people were hurt.
This cop asked me why I help guys in here even though I broke the law.
I replied, “I made wrong choices because of my dependence on drugs.”
He said, “I have problems too, and drink whenever I can.”
I said, “What’s really on your mind, man? Just get right to it.”
He went on to tell me about his wife and his inability to please her in bed and in general.
I said, “I stopped rationalizing a few years ago. I faced up to me, and stopped making excuses for my behavior.”
He wanted to know what I meant, and I told him as simply as I could, “You’ve got to stand for something or else you’ll fall for anything.”
He didn’t understand because he wasn’t ready to grow up.
What I said means I personally made the choice to stand for what is right.

Case in point. I was in the joint down south…

Continued tomorrow in T-Bone v Badu

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dirtos said...

I'm a bit confused now.

Sue O. (aka Joannie, SS) said...

No more word than that on Xena?

Chris H said...

Yo Dirtos!!

What you confused about mate?

Hugs and kisses,

Chris H

dirtos said...

T Bone's stream of consciousness...