If I Knew Then…

By DJ

If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have been involved in a life of crime. The fast money I made when I was a teen wound up being very, very slow money at the end, because the wages you make in jail are slave wages.  Read More

It’s Never Too Late

By AF

It’s never too late change.
It’s never too late to finish school.
It’s never too late to turn your back.
It’s never too late to achieve.
It’s never too late to fight.

Running

By DJ

I am running from my past
Because that life is too fast
I am running like a mad man
When I look over my shoulder, I see darkness
I feel like I’m running but still in the same spot
If I run fast enough
I might get to my destination

I am running from my fears
Because I’m scared to face them
I am running like a chicken with no head
When I look over my shoulder
I see my fears are gettin’ closer
If I run fast enough
I might make it to my goal
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See the Different Struggle!

By DJ

You see that I’m locked up
And you think I can’t make a change in my life
You see that I’m cut throat and strong
But you don’t know me

You would know me if
You knew how hard it was to grow up in my struggle
You would know me if
You knew how I feel when I think people can’t help me
You would know me if
You know how much I want my freedom Read More

If I Die

By CR

If I die
I want to leave a mark
That everybody could remember
Like be the first to come out of jail
And become a helpful person to the community
To be an EX-gang member
That becomes a CEO of a construction business
Or an architect that once was a felon in prison
The mark I leave
Going to maybe change the way
Hispanic youth think and act
If I die
I want to leave a mark