Write--- (from Dan Abshear)  www.henrymakow.com ;
 
A few men here in jail with me look much older than what their actual age.  And this is fascinating to me.

This possibly may be due to  their in home doses of severe drugs.  Their accelerated age may also be due to various life tragedies they have experienced.  These prematurely aged men are very pleasant people to speak with I have found. Yet I do in fact see pain in their eyes as I interact with them.  Myself I am told look 10 years or more younger than my actual age.  So perhaps some people tolerate intensive trauma better than others so it seems.  I seem to explore and examine trauma as I encounter it.  Maybe that lessens the  utter trauma here on me.  I  from that which does not destroy me and I always will.
 
The following is from a friend  named Jared Orf::
 
Cell 2
 
How can I be a man to be admired?  I only fit in with cracks, thieves and liars.  I do the things I do and barely get by.  And I really don't care who I make angry, hurt or cry.  Because I just like to get high.  I take for granted what it is to be free.  Now the legal system makes an example of me.  And I think what will it take for me to learn?  And I sigh.  I'll just keep getting locked up or die.  Cause I live to get high.  The wrongs I have done have taken their toll on me.  My drug of choice still has a hold on my soul.  I don't ever lie to myself anymore.  As soon as I'm free some more I will score.  I wish I had never tried that shit on that day.  That one weak moment...just take it away.  Some people think it is a disease to be addicted.  And others just seem confused or conflicted.  So I'll do what I do and barely get by.  Or I'll keep getting locked up until I die.  Because now I live simply to get high. 
 
Another friend, Steve Sliger wrote the following. His brother died in a car accident 10 years ago:
 
We were born in this shit.  So why wouldn't we be good at it?  Labeled two bad kids, for each other we lived.  For 24 years he and I knew no fear.  From neither man nor beast nor rest in peace.  Side by side we did ride.  Through bitter ends and back again my brother knew his time was short.  With my own blue eyes looking back at me he begged me to see my last resort and stop a pole horse.  Among the strongest of men brought down by my sin , his best shots went wild.  And before I landed, he died.  A baptism of fire , broken lies and screaming .  The cries of those lost from love  out from above.  Life demanded strength but to my knees I sank.  My baptism in tears to continue through  my years.  The truth .a fucking heavy sight to see.  As I pick up responsibility and lay blame squarely on me  Without me he faced the reaper.  Now I remain my brother's keeper.  All my love in memory of  Sliger  3-8-78 ti 5-4-05.  .

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Comment by Belle Rose on January 10, 2016 at 2:21am
That sure does sound like some jailhouse blues...
Comment by Belle Rose on January 10, 2016 at 2:28am
...but just when you think life on the outside is not meant to be, look up and see the light coming through your cell. There is no need to live in jail. Just serve your time and bounce, dont look back because there's nothing for you there. The drugs are masks from reality. Stop living in a fantasy, and face the man in the mirror. Your destiny will become clearer. So stop slinging cigs and brewin, hooch, and live a straight life if you ever want to be able to look at your kids in the face and say, "i am here, and daddy loves you."
Comment by Karmelita Straight on January 11, 2016 at 5:03pm

While...I always wonder what goes on in a persons head who have lost their freedom!!!! Its a bit depressing............kinda like old blues songs......but hey, we all live, learn, and die.

Comment by TJ on January 12, 2016 at 8:26am

What is the link between Dan, Henry Makow, and, the person in jail, who normally, can't post on line when incarcerated...?

Comment by Dan Abshear on January 12, 2016 at 8:38am

I got writings from other inmates illustrated in this piece and sent them to my mom who emailed this to my publisher in Canada, Henry Makow. 

Comment by TJ on January 13, 2016 at 6:43am

So Henry is posting them here, or, you are?

:)

Comment by Dan Abshear on January 13, 2016 at 9:47am

I posted this piece here.

Comment by Belle Rose on January 13, 2016 at 12:19pm
@TJ does it really matter?
Comment by TJ on January 14, 2016 at 9:05am

I was curious, as it seemed to be postings from prison.  There were several sources mentioned in the header, and it looked like an interesting line of thought to see how they all came together.

:)

Comment by Dan Abshear on March 1, 2017 at 11:33am

I wrote this while I was in jail.

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