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Who Put Me in Here?

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From Norman Dawes - HMP Peterborough

Who put me in here, this damnable place?
I could blame the judge, verdict a disgrace
Or maybe the screw as he turns the key
Then there’s the copper who cuffed me with glee

Is the plaintiff at fault? They pointed the finger
They didn’t have to, could let it linger
Who am I kidding? Am I really that low?
The answers plain obvious, its one we all know

I did the dirty, I did the crime
I’m the guilty party, so I do the time
But something is wrong here, something I didn’t see
I deserve the bird, but not my family

They’ve don’t nought wrong, but I’ve made them all suffer
Through no fault of her own, I’ve broken my Mother
Tears of such anguish, tears of disbelief
I shut my eyes tight but it brings no relief

What made me do it? What made me so bad?
What was I thinking? I must have been mad
Plenty of time now, to think of my crime
What I wouldn’t give just to turn back time

What is done is done and it gives me a fright
Wish there was some way I could put things right
There’s no more to say, it’s the end of my story
I guess it won’t help much, but I really am sorry



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Summary of poems for May 2011
Spin the Wheel
Emotional Waters
Mum
A Drugs Life
Diamond Ring
Current page: Who Put Me in Here?
Mad Life
Good Girl, Bad Girl
Outside Time
Time
Tears in My Eyes
Fear and Loneliness
I.S.P.P
Single Pad
Beginning to End Tom Higham - HMP Edmunds Hill
The Landings
Why?
Move On
Everyone Needs a Family
On Remand
To a Fellow Inmate
The Secret Side of Self
Tell the Truth!
Wonderful Life
A Goodnight Kiss
When You Are Free
Sycamore Seed
It Works Both Ways
Would You Walk With Me?
Cheerio to the Governor
Nothing
Glasgow
Stinky Pad Mate
Who?
Buried Alive
Me, Others ‘n’ Them
‘The Priory, Sir?’
Life According to Me
The Quiet Town
The Programme
Exclusive Wings
The Day after Court (Taken Away)
An Anonymous Stranger
Differences
A More Mature Lover’s Sonnet (With apologies to William Shakespeare)
Peace Restoration
Still Mind
The Good Old Days
P.T.S.D
Inside
Rock Bottom

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