"Hero's"

"Hero's"

A Story by Philip Smith
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A true account behind bars

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I think all along the way in the highway of life we want, we need, we desire to become someone's hero. Someone's knight in shining armor. Sadly most of the time we tumble for what ever reason and only turn out to be something less then a hero. In prison it was so easy. By saying that I mean you knew what to expect. Violence begot violence. Niceness was taken as a sign of weakness or you wanted something. The highway had no on ramps nor exits, no caution signs. What was strange was while I waited for my release in those last few months I become an outsider. Fellow inmates didn't talk to me the same, I didn't count anymore. I wasn't one of them. I was a traitor, a sell out. I was told by some of the "old schools" that, that would happen. For the most part my fellow inmates were happy for me (on the outside), but hated me on the inside. Then the guilt started to set in that I was leaving them behind. For the most part those I left behind deserved to be left behind. I still think of my brothers almost daily. I still think of the over 3600 days and nights I spent inside. The violence, the ugliness, the racism, the sexual assaults, and then at times the friendship of another who has nothing to live for. Knowing they will never see the light of day, yet wished me well. All I wanted was to be a hero to someone. One day I hope to find him and I miss him.

© 2012 Philip Smith


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Philip Smith
This is part of a true account of my time behind bars in the state of Texas.

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When I received your friend request, I didn't just automatically check yes or no. I never do. I read the work of the person requesting and comment. I check out links to blogs and I found this one on today's post of your blog, which I like by the way. I also checked out your FB page. Well done. This is an excellent story and truth is penned here. I look forward to reading more of you.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I really like the way its just some thoughts put to paper. Really intriguing, and very good, Thank You! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Excellent stuff. Well written story in prison. So well told b'cos of the experience behind it. The human condition and mental struggles that one goes thru in prison with brief descriptions of it conditions. Good work!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your story is told with simple words, short sentences, and I think that's what we need for some subjects, some feelings. This was ery adequate. It gives power to the read. Very vivid as well.
There is soul here, I liked it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. Yet again, so much said in so few words. Raw honesty isn't always the most comfortable of writing, but done so well it leaves you thinking long after you finish reading, like here. great job.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A nice pithy piece of writing there. It has a sad elegiac tone which works well with the piece without being too sentimental. I also loved the end section where the narrator hints at the events which have filled up all those days in prison. As a list, it has a great terseness to it which allows the reader to imagine for him or her self what happen. Well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There seems to be something unexplained here. I'd like to know what it is. The story flows almost like poetry, which is very interesting. I really like the idea behind this, how you wanted to be a hero to someone, but I feel like there's no explanation of who the person you refer to at the end is. I think this is a really interesting subject, and if this is only part of a true account I would be interested in reading more.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

When I received your friend request, I didn't just automatically check yes or no. I never do. I read the work of the person requesting and comment. I check out links to blogs and I found this one on today's post of your blog, which I like by the way. I also checked out your FB page. Well done. This is an excellent story and truth is penned here. I look forward to reading more of you.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well-writen. One thing that can never be taken from us is the concrete-and-steel knowing that we will always be our own heroes. We just have to decide, without equivocation, without hesitation, to make it so.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very powerful and intriguing. I hope you continue to post stories about this.

Note: Reread this real quick you may have one or two spelling errors.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Philip Smith
Philip Smith

Small town in Texas, TX



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Just learning this trade and loving it. My writing style could best be described as all over the map. I play with adventure, paranormal/supernatural, thriller, to even a children's series. None as yet.. more..

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