Living On The Inside Looking Out
A captivated mind can either grow or commit it's own misery...
"We want them to be SELF-WORTHY....
So we take or DESTROY what they have of VALUE.
We want them to be RESPONSIBLE, So we take away
all RESPONSIBILITY. We want them to be a part of our
COMMUNITY, so we ISOLATE them from our COMMUNITY.
We want them to be POSITIVE and CONSTRUCTIVE, so we
DEGRADE them and make them USELESS. We want them to
be TRUSTWORTHY, so we put them where there is NO TRUST.
We want them to be NON-VIOLENT, so we put them where there
surrounded with nothing but VIOLENCE. We want them to be KIND
and LOVING people, so we subject them to HATRED and CRUELTY.
We want them to quit being the TOUGH GUY, so we put them where
the TOUGH GUY is the ONLY way to get RESPECTED. We want them
to QUIT hanging around LOSERS, so we put all the LOSERS in the
state under the SAME ROOF. We want them to quit EXPLOITING
us, so we put them where they EXPLOIT each other. We want them
to take CONTROL of their LIVES, OWN up to their OWN PROBLEMS,
and QUIT being a PARASITE, so we make them TOTALLY DEPENDENT
ON US. But at the END of the DAY, we expect COMPLETE REFORM and
It's WAITING on letters when YOU'RE doing time,
and NO ONE wants to WRITE or send a DIME. It's WAITING
on VISITS that NEVER take PLACE, from FRIENDS and LOVED
ONES who FORGET your FACE. It's HEARING them LIE and SAY
they are TRYING, making you PROMISES when you already know
they are LYING. It's EXPRESSING yourself to LOVED ONES and
FRIENDS, but they can't FEEL your PAIN cause they NEVER have
BEEN in the same spot. It's when you CALL and get BLOCKED on
the PHONE, so you FIGHT to maintain cause LIFE must carry ON.
It's PUSHING and STRUGGLING while your LIFES on the LINE,
only SOME get out and SOME never make it to the OUTSIDE. Some
SCREAM redemption, while others SCREAM innocence never FOUGHT
for, a TRAGGIC life that no one EVER really CARED about. It's REALLY
messed up when LIFE leaves you BEHIND, but that's PRISON LIFE...
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND. I GUESS what most would say, DON'T
COMMIT the CRIME, than you WOULDN'T have to do the TIME. But
SADLY this saying has PROVEN to be more FALSE than TRUE. As
everyday INNOCENT MEN and WOMEN die too. EVERYDAY life
gets TAKEN too SOON, so how do YOU know you GET to CHOSE
if YOU'RE gonna GET through LIFE, whether it's WIN or LOSE?