“Innocent as hell, Innocent as hell
    and it’s not a lot of fun being here.
    I can see a few faces I’d rather see,

    be a few places I’d rather be than here.

    The judge says, “down you go boy,
     not to be seen for five years”,
    he says, “Think yourself lucky,

    I know it was you,
   that you are sent down for five year too…”
    From “Innocent as Hell” by  Scheme on Black & Whites album

    Down the stairs you go,
    back door for the bus to Polmont YO
   New label over your life ACYO,
   with the cry of the con

“I was there years ago”

    Stuart Patterson 2018

This was taken from on of my blog posts about my life story.
The first lyrics are from the former Glasgow band Scheme. Their songs can still be found on YouTube.

I have also now published two poem books. You can get them either direct from me, or direct from Amazon

Simply Jesus

Five weeks in May

This poem is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross of Jesus Christ, my personal redemption, and my journey of faith afterwards. If you would like to know more of my story, please click on my “About” page and take it from there.

Alternatively, you can visit the Media Links page and see a short visit done by BBC Radio Scotland for an interview I did there.

If you or someone you love, needs help with the Christian response to addiction, or if you would just like to know more or need hope, please click on one of the following:

The Haven
Teen Challenge Strathclyde
Teen Challenge UK
Teen Challenge Global
Street Connect
Bethany Christian Trust
Cornerstone Assemblies of God, Maryland
Broken Chains Ayr
Easterhouse Community Church
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