This is not a Ghetto poem

This is not ghetto quotes, poetry about the ghetto, poem about the ghetto hood, poems about crime, or poetry about illegal street life. This is a poem about being influenced by crime in the ghetto and the consequences of committing a crime!


                                          Being Reformed

Living the street life (illegally) trying to survive,
it’s called, “The Game of Hustling” in order to stay alive.
A victim of circumstances being influenced by a crime,
they label you as “criminal” and make you serve some time. Trapped in this life-style is like being in a wild storm,
so they send you to prison in order to be reformed.
But the system isn’t working they’re still breaking the law;
the officials are holding a meeting to correct the flaw:
Give them more time before it becomes too late! This new bill we are passing truly sounds great!”
“Listen up folks, we have a new crime prevention, we’re sure this will work, so please pay close attention…we’re putting them behind bars and we’re imposing stiffer sentencing, on violent crimes including stealing cars. The new bill is for drug dealers, illegal aliens, and money criminals stole,
Stopping crime is definitely our main goal!
When the law goes into effect prison terms will be increase, and they MUST meet special requirements before being released! They most get a work assignment and G.E.D, this will help them in society when they are free!
But these are not the only things they must do, They must complete psych therapy before their parole review. We want them to be reformed from hate, racism, and selfish pride---all their health care, food, and shelter-we will provide! If they do our requirements we may set some of them free! But if they don’t take us serious, then prison is where they will be.
They shall maintain the right to an appeal, but since they cannot hire an attorney I doubt if they will!”
This is the attitude of the officials to try to rehabilitate, let’s vote them outta office before it’s too late!

Tim Gillam

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I was born and raised in Detroit MI. I grew up in an unstable home. My father physically and mentally abused my mother. His abusiveness had an adverse effect on me as well as my siblings. It caused homelessness and a lot of mental anguish. It also caused a great deal of hardship and grief.

As a result, I did not attend school regularly. I developed a leaning disability. I did not like going to school. I could not read and comprehend like other kids in elementary. I struggled though middle school and eventually dropped out in the 9th grade.

 I did not get involved in any criminal activity during this time, but I wasn’t doing anything constructive with my life either. I was not interested in sports or anything else that would make my life better.

 I began smoking marijuana at around sixteen years old. I tried alcohol, but didn’t like the taste or the feeling of being drunk. So I stuck with smoking weed until I meet crack in 1984.

 My life quickly grew out of control. I lied, cheated, and stole to support my crack habit. My only purpose in life was to get high. I lost friends and family members trust and respect. Getting high was all that mattered to me.

 At twenty-seven, I committed my first felony that lead me to prison. It was one of the worse experience s of my life. I was completely lost and did not know or understand just how serious things were.

 As result of my insanity, I went to prison several more times. My last visit was indeed the lowliest and darkest periods in my life. I lost all hope about myself. Despair became my best friend as I sit in the cold jail cell. I thought of ways to end my life because I did not want to go through the pain and suffering anymore. But at my lowest moment, something happened. The Lord came and touched my heart and gave me a reason to continue on.

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