Texas- United States of America
March 18th, 2011 6:30am
Welcome to my nightmare… tales from a dead man!
“Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy, do you want junk like that in your belly?”
Good morning planet earth, the day has started out in the normal fashion for me coffee, awesome memories and some heartfelt prayers for the loved ones and even the enemies of this world. The mood of death watch is rather well and it’s surprising to see all the other condemned around me face the issues at hand with such happiness and grace… everyone seems to get along and there is no chaos on this section. As for the other side of the pod I could hear the madness this morning while the guards were feeding… it would seem that the self proclaimed preacher “Paneti” and the self induced madman “Ripkowski” were slinging cuss words at each other and it was all over St. Patrick’s Day and the meaning of this… hahaha, I’m so glad I’m not on that section.
I wanted to add a few things to this blog in regards to what I’ve just recently learned about the beautiful day we had here on Death Watch March 5th 2011. The lady who put us all in a trance with her beautiful singing voice and the gee-tar playing, well it would seem she has a beautiful testimony just like Mr. Dennis Rice did… I’m still trying to find out her name so I can thank her.
The chaplain of this unit briefly explained this to me a few days ago. He also told me that after this lady sang and played the gee-tar for us she had to leave the building because she was in tears and overwhelmed with emotions. Her testimony as it was told to me left me speechless. She was abducted many years ago by a serial rapist. He did lots of horrible things to her, used a box cutter to carve up her genitals and buried her beneath the ground and left her for dead… she was the 8th victim of this madman and the only one to survive the ordeal. While buried she made a promise that if she was able to live she would serve the Lord Jesus her remaining days… that was the same lady who was singing to us all here on death watch… Texas Death Row. The person who had done that to her was executed in another state and she found it in her heart to forgive him. She did not have silliness in her heart to jump on the band wagon of all the pro-death site groupie groups… that lady has found the beauty of life, and has love and total forgiveness in her heart and it still echoes inside my head the way she sang to us that beautiful day.
Now let me move onto the next subject and that’s thanking all the awesome people in my life and for all the ones who are standing by my side and are defending me and just being all around super. I would love to thank each and every one of you by name but if I did that and forgot someone that would hurt someone’s feelings so let me say this… I thank every one of you out there and you all have made such a huge impact in my existence and I’ll never forget this. All the comments that are being sent it… remarkable and it gives me great pride to be part of this with all of you.
Ya know life sure is funny and I’ve been called a lot of things in this journey from Stone Cold Killer to An American Terrorist, even a racist and most recently a liar. It makes me smile because I’m one who cares not about what others think of me nor am I in search for false sympathy or any pity. I also don’t need to explain myself or justify my past actions to anyone and that mainly goes to The Babylonian Whore who called me a liar and speaks out of both sides of her mouth on issues she knows nothing about. For the record I have three more sisters and a brother and lots of other people in my life I speak nothing of nor do I ever intend to.
Still unbroken, Still a True American… AND PROUD TO BE ME!
Mark Stroman, 2011