Created Criminal

A staring face

a face that belong to a frightening reality of our time

the face of a human predator

is the created criminal stained in the fabric of your mind

a face that not I, no not I, do I define

a thief unjustified,

wearing the crinkling carcass of a careless beast

that stole the hope from my community

as “tough on crime” stole the hope from me Hear ye, Hear ye, the amendment of the 13th decree

bones and skin property for the profiting of our sins

to feed the slave tow long after the groans and moans of men

and their loved ones age old in a distant wind

when do the suffering of a changed man end

I ask,

when do the suffering of a changed man end

is there no room for his remorse to ascend

and the power of forgiveness to begin

I’m a product of a society when its morals is in descent

and the stench is so foul from the bowels of a thousand

abuses where makers of law, is makers of a thousand excuses

and they heart turned stone

like it stared long

in the eyes of a thousand Medusas

allow me to be that useful mind that was once abusive

the two is not mutually exclusive

truth is

I can teach the youth to learn from wrongs I did

ruthless

reckless,

gun totting,

shooting,

drug using,

killer,

thug,

menace,

lazy,

terrorist,

immigrant,

nigger

or a staring face

a face that belong to a frightening reality of our time

the face of a human predator

the created criminal stained in the fabric of your mind

a face that not I, no not I, do I define

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