His dad went to prison,
From the park that day
His dad and he had their last play
He screamed and cried as they took
His dad away.
Misidentification ten years later
The news paper did say.
His life corrupted, messed up
Because the system had to have
He went to prison alone with his dad
A prison of shame and anger
Build his character as he grew up mad
The pain within him followed him
Around, but he never held his head down
Responding to his dad's incarceration,
He fought, drank, and smoked dope.
And while his prison was figurative,
He was on a path leading to a real prison
With bars and barbed wire.
The real deal he told the court is I am
Dead you all killed me, I just look alive.
His was not a unique case.
His family came to face
But a painful, sad case all the same
The system had placed him among
The now generation of prisoners
Coming from the current generation
Of prisoners thrown behind bars.
Without a cause, with out evidence at
All, accept they was in the wrong place
At the wrong time.
The more I study the more I know the
Justice System had gone blind.
Sadly, society stands idly by
As the children of prisoners
Become the unintentional casualties
Of the war on crime.
When their parents Are wrongful locked
Away and they are left Behind.
These young children outside
The wall learn to serve big time