DOING “TIME” AND DON’T LET THE “TIME” DO YOU

BY: AHJAMU K. BARUTI

“TIME” CAN BE ELUSIVE AS A THIEF, AND SILENT AS DEATH. AFTER BEING INCARCERATED FOR DECADES IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST (PRISON) DOES “TIME” APPEAR?
ONE DAY AFTER DECADES IN PRISON YOU LOOK INTO THE MIRROR AND ASK —-WHO IS THAT OLD MAN?
ANYTHING LOST CAN BE FOUNF AGAIN EXCEPT “TIME”—–IT CONTINUES TO PASS YOU BY HEE IN PRISON AS YOU CONTINUE TO AGE.
DOING “TIME” CAN BE OPPRESSIVE OR LIBERATING. FOR SOME PRISONERS DOING “TIME” CAB BE A OVER WHELMING EVENT FOR THEM TO DEAL WITH. SOME PRISONERS FLEE FROM THIS HORRIFIC EMPTINESS(DOING TIME) BY EMBRACING PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION TO DEAL WITH DOING “TIME” BY TAKING THORAZINE,PROLIXIN,HADOL,ETC… WHICH IS READILY AVAILABLE FROM MDOC HEALTH CARE TO RENDER PRISONERS INSENSATE TO “TIMELESSNESS”.
OTHER PLUNGE INTO THE EALM OF RELIGION TO D THERE “TIME”.
IN PRISON “TIME”DRAG TO A CRAWL WITH ITS INTENSE REGIMENTATION(EVERY DAY MIRRORS THE DAY BEFORE). THIS CAN DEADED ONE’S PERCEPTION OF “TIME”, FOR UNDER SUCH AREGIMEN WHAT MAKES ONE DAY DIFFER FROM ANOTHER.
IMPRISONED “TIME” SHOULD BE USWED TO STUDY,LEARN AND UN-LEARN THA WHICH IS HELPFUL TO INTERPRET LIFE’S MISERY. PRISON SHOULD BECOME A SCHOOL, AND YOUR CELL SHOULD BE TRANSFORMED INTO A CLASSROOM, THEN “TIME” CAN BE LIBERATING.
WILL CONTINUE
PEACE AHJAMU