Too Much

By TO

I’m young and I done too much

I’m like ridin’ a dirt bike with a clutch

I’m stressin’ a little too much

I wanna touch down soon

And just sit on my front steps

And look at the moon

I’m too much to handle

I might as well sit down

And light a candle

Amenaza a la Sociedad / Threat to Society

Por Y.A.

El gobierno dice que soy una amenaza

Pero quisiera saber lo que por sus mentes pasa

¿Por qué me quieren encarcelar para siempre sin volver a casa?

Cuando nadie es perfecto y todos hemos pecado

Cuando todos en nuestros años de juventud malas decisiones hemos tomado

¿Por qué me juzgan con mentiras y falsas acusaciones?

O trayendo a mi alma muchas aflicciones

¿Por qué 3 o 4 personas son la comunidad que busca mi vida en un tribunal,

Pero 30 o 40 veces en número de personas son las que quieren mi libertad.

Porque en sus mentes solo me quieren devorar como un león

Urgente devora a su presa sin dare oportunidad,

En el país de las oportunidades ¿dónde está mi oportunidad?

Para demostrar que muchas cosas han cambiado en mi vida.

Si ustedes son los buenos de la película como lo demuestran;

Desterrando a las personas para siempre en una prisión?

O dejando a una madre sin su hijo cuando más lo necesita

O a un niño o niña sin padre para que siga el mismo ciclo de busca de amor en las calles?

Es verdad que cada quién paga por sus errores y necesita corrección

Pero por qué no se dan cuenta cuando la persona ha dejado

Que la corrección haya tocado su vida

Y que no es necesario que su vida termine en una cárcel.

Entonces dónde están las oportunidades?

Pero llegará un día cuando todos estemos delante del trono blanco

Y necesitemos una oportunidad y a los que dieron oportunidades se les dara oportunidad

Pero a los que las negaron se les negara.

Por eso es una muy buena opción hacer con los hombres como quisieramos que hicieran con nosotros.

Estoy seguro que la comunidad me necesita más que la prisión

Y que la única amenaza que puedo representar es a sus trabajos

Porque mi misión es ayudar a nuestra juventud a salir de las calles.

Asi que tire la piedra contra mi él que de ustedes este limpio de errores

 

 

Threat to Society

By Y.A.

The government says that I’m a threat

But I’d like to know what goes through their minds

Why do they want to incarcerate me forever with no chance of going home?

When nobody is perfect and we all have sinned

When we have all made bad decisions in our youth

Why do they judge me with lies and false accusations?

Or leaving many afflictions on my soul

Why 3 or 4 people are the community that seeks my life in a tribunal, but 30 or 40 times that in number are the people who want my liberty.

Because in their minds they only want to devour me like a lion

Urgently devours its prey without giving it a chance,

In the land of opportunity, where is my opportunity?

To demonstrate that many things have changed in my life.

If you are the good ones in the movie as they say

Exiling the people to prison forever

Or leaving a mother without her son when she needs him the most

Or a boy or girl without their father so they continue the same cycle of looking for love in the streets

It’s true that everyone pays for their mistakes and needs correction

But why don’t they realize that when the person has stopped

The correction has touched their lives

And it’s not necessary for their life to end in jail.

So where are the opportunities?

But a day will come when all of us are in front of the white throne

And we need an opportunity and those who give opportunities will get an opportunity

But those who refuse them will be refused

For that it’s a good option to do unto others as we wish them to do unto us

I’m sure that the community needs me more than the prison

And that the only threat I can represent is to their jobs

Because my mission is to help youth get out of the streets.

So he among you who is clean of mistakes may cast a stone against me.

Ruined At Birth

By A.G.

Ruined

    From the day I was born

                             To walk, running across the street

                        To the sound of my name being called

Almost got hit by the 96 bus

Ruined

     From the day I could talk

              Scared to ask questions

         Because I didn’t want to feel

    The belt against my butt

Ruined

    From the first day I cried

    But no one cared

So I wished I was dead

Ruined

               From this day on no longer weak

                      But strong, mature and ready

    To be a changed man and

                   Not that immature little boy

Born Ruined

Life Story

By A.R.

 

How do I start my life story?

Should I start when I popped out my Mother in 1994

or do I start on the day when my Father walked out the door

maybe I’ll start on the playground

where ears were covered to block  out the sound of gun sound

where a body could be found where I play

and police harass me and friends all day

writin’ my life in poetry is hard if you have nowhere

to start

Wait I can start….

When I slept with the bathroom light on

because I was scared of the dark

or even when I got beat up in the park

because I wouldn’t share my chalk

or how I was laughed at in school

because I wore shoes with no socks-

Sometimes, how do I write poetry bout my life?

When half the time I don’t know if where me and my family

Goin’ sleep at night

or was I going to be alive the following night

and make it to sunlight.

Okay, hold on, I got it get ready to take notes

starting at 10-

when I seen crack addicts sleep in the hallway

high off the drugs they smoked the previous day

when teachers in school called me dumb-

because of my test grades

So How do I start my life story?

When I can start from so many places

So, you pick like your favorite food on a menu

until then my life story is to be continued….

A Time to Realize

Dedicated to the struggle:
It was a time to realize that Mom or Dad can’t do this with you
when you know you in like the wind
that’s when it just begun
when you step in R an’ D it’s either G.P. or P.C.,
A Time to Realize I’m over the “quack”
the place you rode past maybe a thousand time,
A time to realize damn I ain’t got no money for a paid lawyer
funds was tight out there.
A Time to realize is that broad that you was saving
going to be there for you an’ do a Bid with you,
A Time to realize I’m ‘bout to get this or that many years,
A Time to realize you can get all the visits, phone time and letters
but when I get out the feds it might halt
A Time to realize I can get shipped to a low, medium, medium high or USP
A Time to realize I can end up anywhere around the world and know no one
A Time to realize I got to get my s*** together an’ focus on my case
and stop chasing that broad an’ forget about my men
and prepare to go take the sentence like a man
and rebound and make something out of it
A Time to realize