Prison Walls

Posted by Barbara Sullivan Young on July 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Prison Walls

By Chakalitsilk

 

A stroke from a pen… the verdict is in…. 5 to 10… your life has just ended… No more say… on what you want… No long walks… amongst the free …your life now… belong to cell block 3…. do your bid…. because another man…. is taken your crib you have no more rights…. now the prison guards got your life… Dam! What a life to live…Tell me….. was the crime…worth doing… this bid… Prison walls make you go insane… watching your life… go down the drain….. losing your inner core… try’n to beat down…. the warden door…. Trust!... it’s a losing fight… you just lost sight ....behind prison walls…. you got no one to call… a for gotten soul…. The one you love…has no one to console…. how can this be…. why did you break down the family tree….. now… your son… is looking at thee….. left behind…. to take care of the family… a burden on a child…. is heavy on his heart….. at the age of 10… force to be a man…..now he thinking… where the hell to start….. now the cycle starts..... prison walls….. do something…. to a man…. heart…. ripping his soul and tearing him apart… turning him cold….. shackle and chained…… but…. no one.. is the blame…. hanging his head low…. in shame…. looking for a way out…. No relief in sight… legal aid don’t care….. money talks and bull shit walks…..but still…. your hand cuffed…… now…. you’re looking….. at your peers…. with tears and fears….wondering…. what it be like…. behind prison walls….. Fights every night.. trying to keep…. your manhood…. standing tall ....behind prison walls….. watch your back…. don’t drop the soap….. shanks and snitches…. trying to make…. you their bitches….. while the guards…. turn their heads….. making bets…. on which inmate will become pets…. prison walls….Will tear you down…. you’re end up in the hole ....and your ass upside down….will make you humble or crumble... be strong…. or the prison walls…. will surely get you….. sitting with the counselor….. who don’t give a Dam…..your just a number & a meal ticket….. why don’t you understand…. he your judge and jury….. he despise you….. he a man… with no soul… his demeanor is cold….. care less on what you say…..the clock is ticking… and he’s making.. his money anyway… he has control… so you got… to kiss his ass….in order to… go.... pass go…. that why he sits…. high and mighty…. upon his thrown…. with his sexless life…. he gain control….. and power…. over you….. but you better…. Watch…what

you say... because…. he can lose…. a page or two…. then your bid…. will be longer… than a few….. prison walls …..will break you…. it’s a world of its own…. but baby….. please…… don’t  make it…… your home…….. prison walls…. will stress and depress… and crush…. your soul…. leaving you blank….. with no existence… making deals… with the devil….. at the cross walk….. trying…. to take back….. your pass…. but reality… grab…. a hold…. on your ass….. grey walls and stainless floors…. now you’re walking….. the halls… in a straight line…… with no say…. at all…… this.. what you get…. living behind prison walls….. you might get a visit or two…. But don’t count on it…. for long…. that will disappear too….. now your left sad and dismay… no letters….. from boo…..what can she do… she heartbroken… and trying… to hold it down too….. but cheer up convict…. you made it… do what it do… now my words might ….defend or even….. sound harsh…… or cruel…. but... I’m a mad..... black women… trying…. to break it…. down... to you…. for the life of me…. I can’t understand… why would… anyone …. trade their life…. and give it…. to the man… why… you choose to live… behind prison walls… its Ludacris…. to me… when you could… be free…. And… have it all! ......But instead..... you chose to live….. behind ......prison walls!

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               




                                                           copyright©July25,2014

                                                               By Chakalitsilk

 


Categories: Poems, Watz new

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