Prison Radio
Spoon Jackson

This is Spoon Jackson at Solano prison. Feel free to write me, get lonely in here and your feedback is good for inspiration. This poem is titled “Question.”

Education is a friendship.

You treat it with respect, love, and passion it prospers.

Never let a question burning in your soul die unwatered.

It is an apple tree that keeps its secret, that it’s a Rose.

Never let hatred get in the way of your loving.

Never let politics get in the way of your dreaming.

Never let walls get in the way of your freedom.

Never let a foul word spoken out of fear dampen your spirit.

Mark Twain said it best, “Never let schooling get in the way of your education.”

(Sound of a cell door closing.) These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.