National Poetry Month: A Poem for Loss, A Poem of Beauty

04.13.17 By Carlita Salazar

National Poetry Month: A Poem for Loss, A Poem of Beauty

Today, as part of our ongoing celebration of National Poetry Month, we are featuring two pieces by Leroy Harris, an Innocence Project client who is in his 28th year of incarceration in Connecticut.

Leroy, thank you for sharing your bold and revealing work with us.


By Leroy Harris

Life is an experience

Filled with ups and downs

Twists and turns

We live

We laugh

We cry

We experience joy

And we experience pain

And we share our experience

With others

But this experience

You won’t share with me

So I guess I will wait to experience for myself


The ultimate experience

Life gone by



By Leroy Harris

Beauty is what beauty does

Beauty never knew what was

Beauty is the heart’s delight

Beauty ever shines so bright

For beauty is a smile, a wink, a frown, a kiss

Your heart, your soul, your tenderness

Beauty is all that you are

You’re beautiful to me

National Poetry Month: A Poem that Calls for Enlightenment

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Habaa Nero April 25, 2017 at 1:35 am Reply   

May your innocence be proven and your sorrows be replaced with joy. Your words reveal pain but also a deep sense of gratitude. Thank you for sharing these beautiful words!

Linda Brian April 17, 2017 at 1:04 am Reply   

Beautiful words from a deep soul. I hope justice for you….

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