Death Row’s Empty Eyes

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a man on death row?
The word ‘Empty’ does it no justice.
They seem dark and hollow, as if their light has been extinguished!
Their hopes and dreams, crushed and non-existent
Like puppets they walk
With two guards pulling their chains.
It’s sad, isn’t it?
It only takes one caring person
To bring light into someone’s abyss,
One caring person’s letter and friendship
To cause someone to dream and hope,
One person’s smile to switch on the light in one’s eyes!
For I know this all too well,
For I was one of those men with empty eyes
Until someone’s caring words and smiles
Brought light into my life.


  1. Carlos, I understand ...it only takes one caring person...I wish I can write more often....
    No matter how you feel, do not give up hope...remember that the darkest hour is just before dawn...and every cloud has a silver lining...
    I am praying for you. Hope for the best. God bless you