Born 2 Serve Time

by Robert L. Horton

Why did a 6 by 9 have to be my fate?
Jail is hell within the confines of time-
I grieve because I was deceived, but now itís too late,
Lord please have mercy and press rewind.

On the streets I was rough and lived life without fear,
I didnít give a fuck and dared you to test me-
But now learning to care because my enemies are near,
It took being locked up to respect being free.

It seems like I was born to be an inmate,
While growing up all conceivable odds were stacked against me-
I grew up convinced that incarceration would be my fate,
And when they locked me up they threw away the key!

Change is a strange word when you donít believe you can,
Double life means my son will serve time too-
This is because I wasnít around to be a man,
Born 2 Serve Time is what I was destined to do.

Born 2 Serve Time by Robert L. Horton

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