Category: Shara Cooper

Who’s Left! by Shara Cooper

Year after year after year of incarceration Can take its toll upon anybody. The stress. The anxiety. The energy. All that finds way into someone doing time. Emotions seemingly upon a rollercoaster of highs and lows, ups and downs, twists and turns. Incarceration can certainly break the strongest […]

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You Never Know, by Shara Cooper

Wondering if you reach out… Would you be able to touch someone. Don’t worry about it, Reach out anyway. You Never Know who you may touch. Pondering if you should let go… Would you be able to heal someday. Don’t ponder too hard upon it, Let go anyway. […]

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The Voice of Quitting, by Shara Cooper

Quitting is a lurking monster that remains on the prowl daily for someone to let him win. It is a nagging thought. A crushing presence. A convincing voice. Never ending. Always speaking when no one asked him to. The voice of Quitting roams frequently around the corridors of […]

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An Awakening! by Shara Cooper

After having traveled this road for so long I lost sight of me. Clouded by the pressures of incarceration that indeed has greatly impacted me. I have become hidden in a silent suffering with weights heavy upon my shoulders. Weights that I have been forced to carry all […]

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Beautiful BreakThrough! by Shara Cooper

That which has been a disheartening barrier for decades has now become a Beautiful Breakthrough for those having experienced iron bracelets. Life changing before our very eyes with a Beautiful Breakthrough that sets a genuine tone of equality and democracy to exclude no longer the formerly incarcerated. A […]

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I Forgive You! by Shara Cooper

When I hear of the mean words you speak concerning my child solely because I am incarcerated… I find myself struggling to like you. When I learn of you purposely denying my child from being a part of your family functions… I find myself struggling to speak kind […]

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Incarcerated Treasure! by Shara Cooper

Some travel thousands of miles to see rare gems or historical artifacts. Others spend thousands of dollars for diamonds and rubies and pearls. Many others spend long hours searching for gold. Treasures. Most all people long for treasures and are willing to perform just about any deed to […]

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Good Bye, by Shara Cooper

Secretly I despise the two words ‘Good Bye’ since they seem to make one word called ‘heartache’. It hurts. I really does hurt to say ‘good bye’ as it breeds finality. It’s over. It’s done. It is finish. These words are never fun especially when you are having […]

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Fear, by Shara Cooper

For far too long, Fear has gripped my heart. Overly concerned with that which another may think or say or even do. My choices have been crippled by the heavyweight presence of this Fear. My desires diminshed, and never fulfill all because I was afraid. Fear of you. […]

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Leaving, by Shara Cooper

She is leaving this place in a short time. She has the slightest clue the impression she is leaving behind. For me, our time together always stimulated my mind. Far from shallow or surface level conversations. We talked about life, laughter, tragedies and everything in between. It wasn’t […]

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Motions, by Shara Cooper

Going through the motions. That’s a dangerous thing to do. Doing just to do that which I normally do. That is a dangerous way to be. Sooner or later I would find myself in a space unfamiliar to me. A place now foreign that once used to be […]

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Be Free! by Shara Cooper

If you would forgive me, You might be surprised to find what it is really like to be free. Still years later you are consumed with bitterness, The unforgiveness you display deteriorates. Bound by hate that you claim to rightly own. Oh, how I wish I could take […]

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