Monday, August 30, 2004

Some thoughts from Average Joe

Which would be all things are eternal.
And love lasts for as one loves !
What will be for us - we will decide.

There are 4 billion people in the world -
but, for us - it all comes down to just you and I in the end !
Our story ! Whether we win or end - it has to be based solely on what we choose.
No one else !
Cause all else are just bit players.
We are the leading man and woman !

I firmly believe we may our won destiny where love is concerns.
Oh fate can deal us obstacles - but, if we remain strong and believe in each other -
we get past all of them ! Know what I´m saying ?

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Angry one - by Average Joe

We can´t all live forever
hell none of us can.
We go through life so fast
and never stop think -
nor take time to truly enjoy it.

It´s all live for the moment
as if nothing yet everything matters
fuck tomorrow - live today.
Be dammed the price we pay.
And maybe that´s how it should be.
I mean look at all the bullshit around you.

What are truly leaving behind yet,
we live it´s forever too -
till our time comes and we face
our final destination.

Hell it´s like we looked around
saw what there was and towards the end.
Doesn´t say much for all there was - huh ?
So I die - what the fuck -
I didn´t ask to be here anyway.
And we can´t all live forever
hell none of us can....

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Limbo - by Average Joe Death Row

I have been on Death Row for over 20 years...
I´ve seen it all - through love - anger, frustration and tears...
Each day is alike - we call it same ole same ole...

Which simply means today is the same as yesterday - and as tomorrow will unfold...

It´s like being in that movie Ground Hosa Day - where the guy lives the same day over and over again... !

Yet unlike the movie - his dilemma ends when he gets things right...! Here is´t not about getting things right or changing of the tide...

It´s just get through - stay sane
to survive...

I - we live in solitary cells - 14 in a row--- like animal stalls of old...
Yet these stalls are human warehouses made of stone and steel..
Made to last - to break ones will...

And if one does not remain strong and learn to die within is swift and sure...

They say it´s about innocence or guilt...
But it´s not - it´s politics to the hilt...
we are but pawns - put a man on Death Row...and the higher in career and politics you grow...

And while they play their game of high can you go...
we are left here to survive

Reason to believe - by Average Joe Death Row

When I look around me at these cream colored walls - bars and chicken wire...

I have a look for a reason to believe and find that uplifting desire...

I close my eyes and I see your face... and that vision takes me away from this place...
we are linked as one...
As if you know when I need you and always come...

I feel your presence so warm and near...
I can hear you say my name like a whisper in my ear...

So close - your spirit is as mine - mine a yours !!

And I remember the words I gave you and you returned words for word...

When things are bad - know I am by your side and my love you will see.
That I will be your strength -
and your reason to believe !!!

Monday, August 02, 2004

A letter from Average Joe - People in the struggle

The good points are the people who came forward. After seeing and learning what this system was about and stood up and said - this is wrong.

And joined the fight to end it. It makes a difference.

Those in charge do not hear our voices from with in Death Row. But they hear yours. Voices as Sister Helen Prejan. And the Pope. Groups who protest out side the Capitol Building. Or who come to the person on execution dates and stand in the meadow across from the death chamber to protest.

Just regular people - made up from all walks of life. What makes them unique is not because they are famous or rich or just everyday people. What makes them unique is the strength to their convictions. The courage to stand up and be counted.

The site of their heart and depth of their compassion. So, when you read this or the sides poetry etc. Remember you need not be rich - nor famous. Rather just someone who cares to join in struggle. And you will be welcomed by others - just like you !

And maybe your voice will be the one to tip the scales - if not, you still will make a difference.

Maybe you will meet or write some or one of the men and women on Death Rows. Maybe you will make a difference in their life. Maybe they will in your life. That you´ll find in knowing them - your not so different.

So far over 50 have been executed in the State of Florida. Before its ended, maybe 50 or 100 more will die.

Maybe I shall fall within that number. But in the end - Death Row will be ended - no more will die. And that is the goal. The big picture. And you who stand up and speak out will have made this come to pass.

As I said I am not important - only the message is - there I shall remain nameless. Or you can think of me as Average Joe - Death Row.

P.S.: There are now men on Death Row in Florida who have been on Death Row for 25 to 30 years. Me 27 !