Here is more prose and candid thoughts from our contributing inmate Reginald Clemons, housed at a correctional facility in Jefferson City, MO. Years ago, I interviewed Mr. Clemons on another platform and I continued to follow his story.
I have to keep my health up, because medical in this place is none existent and pushing a six pack is easy work because they barely feed us. I have put together a high powered series of thirty to forty-five minute blast workouts, that hit everything in short order.
I can’t wait for the day I can take my shirt off and TiK ToK my blast workouts. So everyone else can experience what its like to build ones bodies up to doing a thousand pushups in less than an hour.
For my soul, I have been digging into playing the piano again, after not touching one for thirty-one years. It use to hurt too much to enjoy the beauty of music, then turn around and bring my mind back to the hopelessness of deathrow.
Now, that I have hope, my spirit is hungry for the beauty and a taste of true inner freedom music brings. The first two songs I played from memory when I tickle those Ivory’s, was LL Cool J ‘s “I Need Love” and Louis Armstrong’s “Oh When The Saint Go Marching In”.
My Mother use take me to the Guitar Center for piano lessons back in 1987-89. My goal in this shared journey called music composition, of call and report, is to touch, taste, and feel Jazz and Ragtime’s movement across my soul.
Maybe someday I will be able to play some Jazz on Tik Tok for everyone and give you all that much more of my soul. Hopes Dreams And Prayers………Reginald Clemons.