I saw a shadow pass by the night
Struck a mirror out, there was nothing in sight
Thought of doubt filled my own mind
A ghost just passed by, I could not deny
Goose bumps popped up on my skin
Afraid of ghost that I had just seen
My heart was pounding, as it never has been
The same shadow passed by my cell yet again
I looked out the bars but the emptiness remained
I am certain the ghost was playing with my brain
In my confusion, I was going insane.
Back and forth, the shadow did not fail
Maybe there was a curse on my cell
Maybe a spirit had some back from hell
A chill in my bones, I was not feeling well
Suddenly a pigeon appeared at my door
He was pecking at something that lies on the floor
Then if Flew away just like before
Damn the pigeon…! I almost crapped on the floor.
By Noodles/Pham J93364
Folsom State Prison
P.O. Box 715071-Bldg: 5 Bed: 30
Repreas, CA 95671
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