Essay on Creative Writing: A Day In The Life Of A Prisoner

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Ever wondered what it's like to be a prisoner? He may have done something wrong to end up there, but ever wondered how someone's life is, once they get put behind the bars?

I opened my eyes and a yellow light on the ceiling greeted me with a bright stare. I rolled myself out of the bed with a slight groan and my back started complaining by cracking in different places like firecrackers.

I can see the sun shining outside my cell but no warmth is being given in. The only warmth I get is from my 2cm sheet of "blanket". The air-conditioner in front of me just drones on and on and on, slicing the early morning silence. Overall, my room isn?t the best place on earth, but I don?t have a choice but to rot in it.

My bladder was going out of control so I went across the room to my own private buzzer. Like a doorbell, when pressed, a speaker on the ceiling becomes an intercom and expressing your needs is as easy as talking to a brick wall.

After a few seconds, a scratchy voice breaks the silence.


"I need to go to the bathroom."

After about a minute, the door swung open and I hurried down the hallway. Afterwards I walked back into my "bedroom" and waited on my bed, with thoughts of freedom on my mind, for the clang of the keys and the daily morning directions.

"Get up, get up, sweep and mop your rooms and brush your teeth. Make your beds. Get up, get up??"

Throwing my towel around my neck, I went to the foul toothbrushes and walked into the bathroom. Four sinks, bolted to the wall, provide about seven toothbrushes and water for our pearly whites. Once I finished, I wiped my mouth and threw it into the bin for the dirty laundry and grabbed a broom and trudged back into my room, with envious thoughts of...

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...te it as being the worst time of their life. Nevertheless, this prison has given me a lot of time to think about my life, my mistakes and what I need to do in life to be a better person. Afterall, you only have one life and no second chances.

A day in the life of a prisoner isn?t always dreary but being connected to the outside world only by the 4 o? clock news is quite dismal.

Although being locked up here isn?t the best thing in the world, its not all that bad. Prisoners get all the attention they need, even if they don?t want it.

I have grown quite attached to this institution. When I had my freedom, I was unsure about a lot of things, like if I?ll be able to get food and a bed. Here I get both. If you take advantage of prison, believe me, you will go far.

Well, that?s enough of me talking. What you have just read is the utmost and bitter truth.

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