Riding Out The Storm

"I'm here because they say I did a bad thing. There was a fight and someone got killed. But I would have eventually died myself through all the beatings I was getting. I couldn't let it go on. It was me or him. I should never have been incarcerated here in the first place. I never committed any crime until I came here. Now all I want to do is serve my sentence and I hope that I can eventually get parole and be with my wife and family. I'm holding on the best I can and just taking things a day at a time - riding out the storm." Jed Logan

"Don't you ever stop believing"



Jed's Story

Is it wrong to ask for something when you have nothing? Jed Logan didn't think so. He was rock bottom. His family were homeless. Having nothing doesn't just mean you're poor. It means you have no access. No opportunities. No standing. No influence. No effect. No place. No authority. No rights. No voice. You're invisible. Would you be prepared to live the rest of your life like that? Jed wasn't. So one cold January day he walked into a bank and asked the cashier to give him all the money in the till. He wasn't robbing the bank. He didn't have a weapon or threaten anyone. He just asked. But the cashier panicked, handed over the money then hit the emergency button. The alarms went off. The shutters came down. The police arrived. Jed hadn't tried to run, but he was arrested for robbery. He went to court and pleaded his case, but it fell on deaf ears. It was a ridiculous defence. Asking for something when you have nothing? No credibility. He was convicted and given a jail sentence. Now he had less than nothing. He'd lost his freedom. He'd lost his wife and children. So if you answered 'No' to my previous question, you might want to think again. Having nothing might be a misfortune, but asking for something is a crime.

 

 

RIDING OUT THE STORM

When they ever gonna free me 

When they ever gonna leave me 

To live my life and take you 

Where you wanna go 

 

Don't you listen to their lies now 

Can't you see it in my eyes now 

There shines a light of love 

That they could never know 

 

So trust in me 

It was meant to be 

And don't you fear 

Don't you be afraid 

I'll keep you safe from harm 

When they're all lost 

Along the way 

We'll still be here 

Riding out the storm 

Riding out the storm

So whatever game they're playing 

And no matter what they're saying 

They're trying to break your heart 

Cos they don't understand 

 

And whatever pain you're feeling 

Don't you ever stop believing 

Cos we both know the truth 

Will make it in the end 

 

So trust in me 

It was meant to be 

And don't you fear 

Don't you be afraid 

I'll keep you safe from harm 

When they're all lost 

Along the way 

We'll still be here 

Riding out the storm 

Riding out the storm 


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