Monthly Archives: April 2018

Prisoner

Title: Prisoner 
By: Lamar Westside Gates 
03/20/18 
I try to stay asleep cause being woke is Pain 
Reminiscing on freedom, want me to charge it to the game 
What did I do to deserve all this pain? 
I just want my life back, they don’t understand that! 
Used to be a family guy, and now I’m a nobody? 
Sitting in this prison cell, going in circles like that Audi 
My heart crying cause she abandoned me 
Tears in my face 
I miss my family 
Mama got an illness, grandma don’t want to take her meds 
They say don’t question god but I need an answer 
Union city jail holding my brother for a ransom 
My niece and nephew died before their time 
My sister dealing with pain, it’s so hard to maintain 
These walls looking at me while I sleep calling my name 
These walls won’t stop looking at me 
At me 
The only time i’m free 
is when I go back to sleep