Monday, October 12, 2009

The Cycle of the Streets

Sometimes I go to my cell and think about how my life has changed ever since my brother's incarceration. I think I needed this in my life, cause really my life was pretty much just I would wake up, go out, chill with my [friends] and get some money, buy weed and smoke. Sometimes I would drink but not as often. I really needed a change in my life. I would try to do something but it wouldn't work. I would get bored on whatever I was doing and go right back smoking and chilling, and it was a cycle that I could not stop and I ain't gonna lie, I really didn't wanna stop. When you live in the life of violence and drugs, you find it really hard to get out of this cycle. You get used to getting in trouble. You slowly find out that it's just like the game "cops and robbers" but the only difference is, this ain't no game, this is real life and if you get caught you would go to real jail and won't be going home. That's what happened to me and that's why I'm here. Hopefully I get out before I explode and get more time in jail.


katrocada said...

I just found your blog and would like to say how much I enjoy reading it. I teach reading to teenage boys in a juvenile home. It is important, righteous work that we do. Thank you for sharing.
By the way, I have a blog as well!, should you care to peruse.

Cheryl Duckworth said...

A pleasure, Katrocada! If you don't mind, we'll link to you. Keep up the terrific work and thanks for saying hi!