They Call Me Lifer

by Matthew Garcia

They call me lifer but that’s not my name. 

I am human, I fallible, I am change. 

I am more than two letter’s and four numbers. 

I have a heart beat, I have empathy. 

I am remorseful for any atrocity I have committed. 

Years of reflection, introspection have told me I had a good soul that just needed some time to grow. 

Though they still call me lifer but that’s not my name. 

I am humane, I am fallible, I am change. 

I am more than two letters and four numbers. 

Growing conveyed I see and be of help. 

I owe diligence to my service and I’d rather be effective then heard or seen.

Touching the numb inspiring the maybe jaded.

Yet they call me lifer but that’s not my name. 

I am human, I am fallible, I am change. 

I am more than two letters and four numbers. 

I try to assist with the healing and not just be a band aid on a wide open wound.

I am experience, I am medicine, I was the worst case scenario now I am redemption. 

Yeah they call me lifer but that’s not my name. 

I am human, I am fallible I am change. 

I am more than two letters and four numbers. 

They call me lifer but that’s not my name!

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