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Martin Lyons


Martin is 34 and incarcerated in the US (IL).

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Round 2

Hello world. I’m going to try this again because I lost the first round. So I need you to hear me out and catch my drift when I demonstrate with you. Time and time again I wonder what is a friend? I have not had many of them so I wouldn’t know the answer. The word friend is supposed to mean someone you trust but sometimes it is hard to trust people nowadays. I ain’t going to lie, I’m tired of getting burnt up, stabbed up and betrayed so I’m skeptical for good reasons. I’m sure you’ve felt that betrayal as well. For some logical reason, loyalty is at an all-time low. I don’t know if the pandemic did it or what, but it seems to be everybody for themselves.

I’m at least trying to keep hope alive by getting on here hoping to find the last of a dying breed, a friend. In the meantime, I will tell you a few things about me. I’m very ambitious, I love being challenged and pushed to be a better version of myself. Warning, I am a straight shooter and you should compare me to a mirror because I will tell you the truth whether you like it or not. I hope you’re willing to show me my own reflection as well. I believe we all need people like that in our lives, right? Right. Get my drift?

I have more to tell but I’ll just wait on my potential friend to write me back. More importantly, I want you to tell me what you want me to know about you. Then we’ll go from there. I’ll be waiting.

Blessings to you from your potential friend,


I hate just sitting around all day watching TV
So every day I sit at my desk writing these thoughts for me
This is how I really find inner peace so I can cope
It’s very therapeutic for my mind and drive of my hope

The realest quote ever is the mind being a terrible thing to waste
As precious that is you should keep running it like a race
Most powerful tool given to you is the ability to think
Your brain is your strongest muscle, exercise it or it shrinks

Of course I took that as good advice words from the wise
When you come to a place like this it’s a blessing in disguise
Don’t think I’m crazy but here people realize their talents and gifts
Once you realize you got the potential you get that spiritual lift

Another good quote is you got to be silent in order to listen
Silent and listen have the same letters if you paid attention
Just sit back, meditate, focus and let you and your mind work together
That’s the best ammunition anyone have that’ll carry you forever.

Bad Labels

Mentally I’m built to last so it don’t matter what people think
They’ll throw every negative judgement your way wanting you to sink
It’s really up to you if you’ll let that kind of mess seep in
Instead of bringing that hatred you should want prisoners to win

Why do you get upset with me when you don’t know what I feel
How I became something from nothing on this life’s battlefield
Circumstances changed me for the better now how I operate
I can fulfill you more than what you’re eating on your plate

Not in a blasphemous way but I can provide living water
There is a billion reasons why I should never be slaughtered
I’m not going to tell you on here just come and find out
Then guaranteed there won’t be bad connotations in your mouth

You should always give someone a chance at your first glance
Come fly with me on this airplane to see where we land
Friendship street is where I’ll stand when you finally look
I will show you it’s more to me than being an alleged crook

Date of Birth: 07/17/1987 (34 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: Multi-Racial
Ethnicity: N/A
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Body Type: Average
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish (non-fluent)
Religion: Believer
Astrological Sign: Cancer

Profile will end on: 07/22/2023

Martin Lyons #M19540

Lawrence Correctional Center
10930 Lawrence Road
Sumner, IL 62466

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Incarcerated Since: 2008
Sentence Received: 42 years
Earliest Release: 2048

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Aggravated Kidnapping

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