I don’t fear being a bridge for people to cross over;
I just hope that I don’t fold under the enormous
pressure to be strong.
Long after my time expires on this earth,
I yearn to remain alive, my fires clothing the people I’ve known,
testimonials exposing me to be someone who smiled
while carrying a load.

I don’t fear being alone anymore….
The captivating silence invited now
so I can hear a word from the Lord.
Need direction for entry through the gates of fortune,
the doors of success,
the cities of prosperity in which I’m free to tour.

I have a hope, only because I’ve mastered nothing
but the emptying of my soul to remain fed by the feeder,
teaching me that when you share what you have, you’re never needy.
I don’t fear the future; the only thing I fear now is stagnancy,
cause that means I don’t get there……

Marshall Jones is a 42 year old man on a lifelong journey of bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God. The author with Jessica Jones of THE PRODIGAL SON, Marshall's Biography includes his almost 21 years life sentence incarceration. THE PRODIGAL SON, just published January 2024, They married November 1, 2022. Marshall is also author of "A RAVEN'S MEAL" (RoseDog Books), a poetry collection, he aspires to target the grey areas and the people who are terribly misunderstood by society. Believing that everyone deserves a voice, he shares his testimony in his books and in their Red Granite Daily Devorionals (800 and counting). He also tries to use his gifting to share other people's experiences as well. Writing from the prison system that has now housed his body for almost 21 years, but also from the place that has been the catalyst to his freedom. As Jessica discovered in 2019, working as an employee in the Wisconsin correctional system, "Marshall lives more freely within the walls of that prison than any other person I’ve met in my life outside". Click on the YouTube Links below for these books and on the 'PUBLISHED WORKS' LINK FOR BOTH.