Poem: “This Ain’t the Rest of My Life”
This Ain’t the Rest of My Life
For the rest of my life I am gonna stay with a positive mind,
When I go home I’m gonna take care of my son and keep on track.
I’m gonna take responsibility for my actions and appreciate more in life.
Being locked up ain’t the worst,
But most of the time it hurts.
But I would rather be locked up than dead any day.
So with that being said, I’m gonna live up to my father’s name
And fix cars, because that’s what he loved to do.
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