Australia's National Prison Newspaper

About Time
Media Ltd.

Australia's National Prison Newspaper

About Time
Media Ltd.

Australia's National
Prison Newspaper

About Time
Media Ltd.

The Road to Redemption

Stepping forward

by Elisa

29.4.2024

Don't follow in my footsteps
It's been no Sunday stroll
No the road to redemption
Isn't paved in gold

It's rough and it's rugged 
And full of potholes 
Yes the road to redemption 
Is strewn with hot coals 
That blister and burn 
Then leave scars on your soul 

The road to redemption
Can't be found on the map
And no one can show you the way 
There's no easy path for you to traverse 
The signs will just lead you astray 

The road to redemption
Has forks and side tracks 
But don't let them tempt you 
And never turn back

Locked gates and high fences
There's even road blocks 
Don't be tempted by offers 
To open the locks
As there is no key 

It's a code you must crack 
On the road to redemption
When the day turns to night 
You can 't see the stars
And there's no guiding light 

Can't cross the brides
You burnt on the way 
Or swim troubled waters
You leave in your wake

It will take all your strength 
To just stay afloat
Our hearts are held hostage 
Within the moat

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