"This is What Keeps Him Awake at Night" by Ronald Locke, Sr.
Well when I came to prison I was real messed up, I was hiding behind the mask. My behavior and thinking led me down the wrong path. My sneaky behavior got the best of me, laying in bed thinking “Why did I do it and why didn’t I listen to the truth people was pointing out to me?” I lost my family, wife, kids, the respect that people had for me, the money I spent on my addiction and not being there for my kids and wife. I had the power, control, and I was entitled to my freedom as anybody. I could go out, and my lie, drinking and drugs, was my friend. I never knew what I had until I lost everything.
But I found the faith to keep going on was my Higher power, a positive friend.