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Waymart Inmates Celebrate National Poetry Month with Acrostic Contest

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May 14, 2021 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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SCI Waymart recognized National Poetry Month in April by inviting all inmates to express their thoughts about DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) or COVID-19 in the form of an acrostic poem. Waymart is clearly home to many prison poets as more than 90 poems were submitted!

The Waymart education department sponsored this event. The poems provided valuable insight to the mindsets of inmates during these challenging times.

A Sampling of the DEI Acrostic Poems

UNDERSTAND by FP

Understand that we must make this right;

No more fighting among us, let's unite;

Differences we have we must set aside;

End hatred, put our hearts and minds in good places;

Race to Erase this hate among races;

Setting a better tomorrow for new generations;

Take responsibility for our actions and frustrations;

Accept the fact divided we'll fall as a nation

No standing on the fence neglecting evidence,

Do make a stance and together we'll make a difference.

EMBRACE   by JG                              

Each of us                                           

Might want to                                                

Bring a little                                        

Respect                                               

And                                                     

Compassion to                                    

Everyone, everywhere                        

EQUITY  by DM

Everyone wants the same rights, you see,

Quite a pipe dream, if you ask me,

Until people start thinking of each other,

Inside we're all sister and brother,

To live in harmony is our need,

You can't succumb to hate and greed.

EQUALITY  by RR                                        

Equality's                                                                                              

Very                                                              

Existence                                                       

Relies on                                                       

You, me, and

Others

Never          

Excluding anyone     

RESPECT by MR

Realistic

Expectations

Surrounding

Personal and

Emotional

Contact

Towards each other

HOPE  by RH                                       LOVE   by SD

Help                                                     Learning to accept

Other                                                   Others and

People                                                 Value their will being more than yourself is

Excel                                                    Essential to living a good life

BELIEVE  by FR

Best to treat others

Equally and

Love your enemies

Integrity is important

Everyone is judged on their actions

Value others and life and maybe

Everyone and every day will be better

PEACE  by RH                                    

Positive                                               

Energy                                                

Activates                                             

Constant

Elevation

A Sampling of the COVID-19 Acrostic Poems

MASK by EM                                                                     SHOT by JR                    

Mandate so we can all be safe                                            Shouldn't

America, the home of the brave                                         Hesitate

Social distance, at least 6ft away                                         On doing

Keep the fight going so we can live our normal days         This to be safe

SHOT by CR                                                                               

Stop                                                                                  

Hesitating                                                                          

Over                                                                                            

This harmless pinch                                                                     

MASK by LG                                                                      MASK by CK

Must                                                                                  Must

Always wear                                                                       Avoid

So you and others                                                              Sick

Know you're safe                                                                Killer virus   

PANDEMIC by RC                                                            

People                                                                               

Around the world                                                              

Never                                                                                

Discuss how                                                                      

Everyone                                                                           

May one day feel                                                               

Invisible because of the                                                    

Crisis                      

STIMULUS by BP                                                             PANDEMIC by MP              

Save your money for                                                          Positive                 

Tough times are                                                                 Attitude       

Imminent                                                                           Next to

Make the most of it                                                           Determination can

Up one minute down the next                                           Ease your

Limit yourself while you got it                                           Mind

Utilize and save the rest                                                     In any

Spend senseless and you'll be the one without a nest.      Circumstance

VACCINATIONS by DC                               

Vaccines                                                        

Allow                                                             

Civil                                                              

Comfort                                                         

In                                                                 

Neighborhoods                                                        

And

The

Interest

Of

National

Safety

PROTECTION by BD                                     VIRUS by CP                 

Preparing                                                       Vaccines are

Realizing what can be done                           Important for us to

Offering educational advice                           Rebuild the sense of normalcy that we

Taking other people's advice indeed             Used to know and to

Embracing others who are confused              Start working our way out of this pandemic

Create a way to make things better

Thinking of others in need

Illnesses can happen anytime so be prepared

Observe what works and continue the path

Never give up and always push forward

SOCIAL DISTANCE by AP

Sick

Of

COVID!

Information

All over

Legions

Dying

Isolation

Separation

Tears

Anguish

Numerous

Cases

Everywhere


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