EDITORIAL NOTE: Inside-Outside Alliance is not a church, nor is affiliated with any religious denomination, nor does it require adherence to any particular religious doctrine to participate, nor does it promulgate any particular religious doctrine. Neither, however, is it committed to “secularism.” Rather, we are committed to amplifying the voices and supporting the struggles of people locked up in the Durham County Jail. Detainees are, it should go without saying, religiously diverse, and IOA is committed to amplifying all of their voices as a key way to struggling against the “justice” system. Sometimes, those voices are religious. What follows is a poem written by someone who has written to IOA many times in the past. That it is published here should not be taken to mean that IOA supports any particular religion, but that we are committed to amplifying everyone’s voices.
Every inmate should have faith, and faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God
– Poem –
Follow the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, BIBLE.
We have a revival for all the Inmates survival
now I get it and a saint is my title
because my sins been washed away like a tidal, wave
I received God’s grace and I’m now saved,
’cause the wages of sin is death and death goes past the grave,
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in a place called
hades and you will be living in flames.
But if you believe Jesus is Lord and God raised him from the dead
then you shall be saved.
To sin I was enslaved, getting whip by my own whip and cut by my own blade
I was trying to make myself into something when I was already made.
Made to lead, made to save, made to speak, made to pray, made to see
the unseen, and walk the road Jesus paved
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, the strong, Lo the [illegible]
that takes flight, the sun by day, and the moon by night,
The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky,
My rock, sword, and shield, and the shade at my right hand
So take a stand for the right man, who is Christ who dies for
Man, who sin was ‘numerous as the sand,
But he washed it away like a tide came in
God hears a sinners prayer so let the prayers begin
I’m prayin for everybody locked up
____ ____, himself, PA