Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Getting old is like a dying animal

Getting old is like a dying animal

Getting old is like a dying animal waiting for its time to turn to ashes and back to the earth it came from
Whether extinct, endangered or a plentiful species, the world stands not still for death as it revolves from day to night and night to day
Even the mightiest eagle will one day fall from the sky one day as its wings tire and its soul weakens
The young will see them all but none can catch them as they fall as they sit high upon the trees and sing them dying songs
Even the young realize that whatever is born will eventually die and whatever passes will also die

Walking along with the sky on fire, the grizzly bear looks up high and feel the wind of death upon him
No more salmon, no more fish or flesh crowded streams will come as their summer ends and their strength gives in to nature’s call to lay down on the grass and rest his head forever.
Caught in a most spiritual moment, the bear knows the ends of his magnificence or beauty
His claws, his powerful limbs will no longer roam the windy snow covered grass and hunt for food
Like a dying animal he knows his time is ending and whatever is born must die

I have experienced several dying generations of man and animals of all kinds
I have seen the light and heard the music that God’s gift has scattered amongst us
I am old and I am dying and I have no will to live beyond my calling or desires as I await God’s call
For my eyes have seen the glory of heaven and await the warm amber flames of God’s own fire
As I submit my heart and soul for my time is near hoping not to fall into the artifice of heaven but rather a chance for eternity with angels around me

An aged man but not a feeble man I remember my wants and my desires
I have worn a tattered coat as well as having worn a crown of a king in my days
I know whatever is begotten and born must die but having no regrets I am caught in a moment of desire, I know my hands are wrinkled, my ears still hear music and together they clap harder in rhythm  
There is no country for old men as heaven is just a step away unless I failed in moral dress
As I prepare myself for the eventual mortality that each and every man faces when they are young