I believe we are in a system that designs young people to evolve
We are born then the first thing we receive is a slap, something I loathe.
Nothing is left to nature everything is influenced by man with expectations set by others
From baby we are forced to meet milestones in a system which conditions and controls our mothers
If my mother does not send me to school she is in trouble and can go to jail
If my teacher fails to teach me, or frequently isolates me they are justified in their exaggerated tales
If my mother over disciplines me social services will threaten to take me away
Yet at school they are allowed to neglect me, ostracise me why is abuse accepted in the academic way?
As a child I just want to fit in and gravitate to my environment all around
The only people willing to welcome you are criminals that’s where love for the lost is often found
The system has it that my parents have to always work simply to live so I am often left alone
I’m forced to grow up quickly lost in a system feeling like I’m grown
I lived what they call a transient life in and out of jail since the age of 15
Feltham was structured but the others you just sit around waiting to be seen
Prison can work, but for me I don’t think the overall focus is on what you can do and who you can be
I was often beaten up, stabbed a few times, I guess it’s my fault I committed the robbery.
My start in life was bad and this has impacted the choices I once made
For me I think prison made me, opened my eyes and showed me a new path to wade
My last stint inside woke me up and now I wish to straighten out my life
I won’t say that it has been easy, I will be lying if I said life was free from worries and strife
There are a lot of organisations now that help convicts to seek paid employment
Opportunity does come your way but the success is down to individual involvement
Violence is too desensitised it makes it easier for children to hit and lash out
It should not be an excuse but this system’s design is how many of these issues come about.
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