Sept. 9, 2016

Penitentiary Chance

by LeVar E. Jones (author's profile)

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PENITENTIARY CHANCE

YOU'RE TAKING A CHANCE, WHEN YOUR DOING SHIT ILLEGAL,
A CHANCE AT A LIFE SENTENCE, OR AN INJECTION THAT'S LETHAL.

SNATCH A PURSE, SHOOT A GUN, HELL RUN'EM ALL OVER,
THEY WILL HAVE YOU BLUE, LIKE THAT MUPPET NAMED GROVER.

THEY'LL GIVE YOU NO LOVE, BUT THEY DEFINITELY WILL SHOVE,
THROWN YOU IN A CAGE, IN A CITY NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF.

YOU PROBABLY NEEDED TO DO IT, YOU NEEDED THAT QUICK 5 BUCKS,
NOW YOU'RE STUCK, AND YOU'RE JUST A SITTING DUCK.

THE DA AND THE JUDGE, THEY'RE BOTH SWORN TO TAKE AN OATH,
GIVE YOU A DUMP TRUCK ATTORNEY, WHOSE A FRIEND TO THEM BOTH.

YOU WERE TOO COY, IT'S A BLACK SUSPECT WEARING CORDUROY,
TASERED IN THE BACK, YOU LUCKY THAT WAS THE WEAPON DEPLOYED.

USUALLY THEY GRAB AND SHOOT, I'M TALKING 'BOUT THEIR GUN,
THEN IN A PRESS INTERVIEW HE'LL SAY "I ACCIDENTLY PULLED THE WRONG ONE."

YOU CAN FIGHT AND FIGHT, BUT THERES NO WIN IS IN SIGHT,
YOU GET THE PUNISHMENT, NO MATTER HOW SEVERE, OR HOW SLIGHT.

TRIED BY A JURY, YOU THOUGHT YOUR CASE WAS AIRTIGHT,
THAT'S WHAT YOU THOUGHT, BUT CAMERAS RUN IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

GOT 2 STRIKES ON YOUR JACKET, NOW YOU SEEK REPENTENCE,
BECAUSE YOU KNOW NEXT TIME, IT MAY BE A DEATH SENTENCE.

ACT LIKE YOU GOT SOME SENSE, THE TENSION IS INTENSE,
DO YOU LIKE THE CONSEQUENCE, SITTING BEHIND A BARBWIRED FENCE?

YOU ONLY WEAR BLUE OR GRAY, YOU DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE,
SO ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES, OF ALL THE DUMB SHIT YOU DO.

YOU'RE THE ONE WITH THE RECORD, YOUR SENTENCE WILL BE IS ENHANCED,
I TOLD YOU BEFORE IF YOU DID IT, YOU'RE TAKING A PENITENTIARY CHANCE.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO DO IT

AW DAMN, YOU JUST COMMITTED A CRIME, HERE WE GO AGAIN,
YOU ARE HEADED UP STATE, TO DO TIME AT LEAST 10 IN THE PEN.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHY, YOU DID WHAT YOU DID,
BUT DAMN YOU ARE STRUGGLING, TRYING TO FEED YOUR KIDS.

YOU'RE LEFT ALONE, YOUR BABY'S MOM IS ON CRACK,
HAVING BABY AFTER BABY, AND CAN'T SEEM TO FIND HER WAY BACK.

SHE'S 24 YEARS OLD, AND IT'S REALLY A DAMN SHAME,
SHE GOT SIX KIDS, AND SHE DON'T EVEN KNOW THEIR NAMES.

SO WHEN YOU'RE UP STATE, GOING THROUGH THIS MESS,
YOUR KIDS WILL BE TAKEN CAPTIVE, BY SOCIAL WORKERS IN C.P.S.

CAN'T GET THEM BACK, ALL BECAUSE YOU'RE A FELON,
SHE CAN'T GET THEM BACK EITHER, CAUSE SHE BE DOPE SELLIN.

TRYING TO FIND A PLAN, YOU'RE TRYING TO FIND SOME HOPE,
CAN'T FIGHT YOUR CASE, CAUSE A NIGGA IS BROKE!

YOU GOT A LOT OF TIME, DAMN IT WHY DID YOU ROB?
YOU GOT A LITTLE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET, YOU EVEN GOT A BULLSHIT JOB.

MONEY IS STRETCHED THIN, GUESS THAT'S' WHAT YOU GET,
YOU DIDNT HAVE TO PULL YOUR GUN, AND SAY "GIMME YO SHIT."

ALL YOU CAN DO IS HEAR YOUR KIDS, VOICES WHEN YOU CRY,
AND THE MAN YOU ROBBED, CAME TO COURT TO TESTIFY.

YOU JUST GOT OUT FROM DOING, A 12 YEAR STRETCH,
NOW YOU'LL BE DOWN LONGER, IT'S A LONGER NOOSE AROUND YOUR NECK.

YOU HAD A GOOD LIFE, BUT DAMNIT, YOU BLEW IT,
YOU GOT A LITTLE TOO GREEDY, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO DO IT.

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