Black Poetry : Incorrectional Facilities

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    U get put on lock 4 umpteen years
    With hardened criminals that operate off of people's fears.
    It starts by gettin your tray snatched,
    If U don't fight back you'll be constantly attacked.
    Gangs are created in order 4 people 2 survive
    If U aren't associated with one it's easier 2 lose your life.
    But this life is supposed 2 correct violent behavior...

    Cats make shanks out of household items,
    C.O.'s look in the same places so inmates know where 2 hide them.
    Blacks against whites against hispanics against the guards...
    Segregation is commonplace among inmates in the yard...
    And the gym, the cafeteria, & the church
    The only place it's tossed out is the places the inmates work...
    And there it is dynamite ready 2 explode...
    But this life is supposed 2 correct violent behavior?

    Visitation is a time 2 escape & relaxe...
    But after U go back 2 gen. pop., the survival mode returns...
    U can't dwell on the outside inside is a quick lesson learned,
    Cuz someone might see U wallowing in your self pity, unaware of your surroundings
    and infitrate your cell quickly, attack U maliciously before the guards
    and prisoners start crowding.
    See, it all goes back 2 defending yourself...
    Go into cell mode by distancing yourself...
    So when U get out U can't relate with anyone else.
    And this life is supposed 2 correct violent behavior?



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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well done and said here lovin da scribe
     
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    i likes this
    inside aint no joke
    but to come out
    and try to be normal
    aint one either....
    nice write
     
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    so sad
    truth in this scribe .message in the flow. real world drama
    ..nice one
    Peace
     
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    You certainly gave us food for thought, life is pretty bleak for these souls, even after they've paid their debt to society. Like the way you put this together.
     
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    Incarceration 101

    As the Momentum of Institutional Racism Rallies
    Tha Numbers of Afrikhan Captives Increases

    WE Must destroy tha Machinery & Free tha Captive Prisoner

    The PEACE iz on Point

    Write On!
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fam, I humbly thank U from the depths of my heart, mind, & soul 4 the feel of this piece.

    Thank goodness I never had 2 live this lifestyle, but there are multitudes of brothers & sisters of all nationalities that do live this on a daily basis, some falsely accused.

    So when we're enjoying our freedom & our big meals with our families this holiday, please keep them in mind & truly be thankful 4 what U do have, freedom.

    Peace.
     
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    HMMM......

    SOUNDS REAL FAMILIAR AND ALL TOO REAL..
    UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN THERE
    U HAVN'T EVEN BEGUN TO KNOW THE DEAL...
    IT'S TOO BAD
    AND ALL TOO SAD
    IT'S A HEAVY LOAD
    DO WE EVER COME OUT OF CELL MODE?

    NICE COUSIN.....FOR REAL...29 MERRY X-MAS
     
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    MMmmhmmm this deserves a REEEEEEEEELOAAADDD!!!!

    cause this was yelled from the top of the mountains it wouldnt be enough...tell it my brotha tell it
     
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    you shed light on a very controversial issue
    ...I live in a state that builds prisons to show
    economic growth...(how sad)
    I have a lot of views on this issue...some of them
    have to do with the way the federal prison is designed
    others have to do with "church, state & government"
    this would make for a great discussion thread.

    and you are very correct....the institution is "incorrectional"
    on multiple levels...

    conscious scribe