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A GANGSTER'S PRAYER

A GANGSTER'S PRAYER NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP. PROTECT ME GOD FROM THOSE WHO CREEP WITH EVIL PLOTS AND WICKED SCHEME TO SNATCH ME FROM MY RESTFUL DREAMS. I KNOW THERE'S BAD THINGS I HAVE DONE THAT'S WHY I'M SLEEPING WITH MY GUN AND IF I SHOULD BE STARTLED FROM MY PEACEFUL SLUMBER MY GUN WILL ROAR LIKE BLASTS OF THUNDER GOT TO FIGHT TO LIVE JUST ONE MORE DAY SO MANY THINGS TO DO SO MANY WORDS TO SAY. BUT IF IT'S MY TIME TO GO AND MY LIFE'S TO BE TAKEN JUST LEAVE ME IN MY DREAMS NEVER TO BE AWAKENED MY WHOLE LIFE'S A CONSTANT STRUGGLE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE. GOT ME THINKING LIKE A CRIMINAL SICK OF BEING TREATED LIKE A SLAVE. I MUST BEHAVE LIKE A SOLDIER 'CAUSE THE WORLD KEEPS GETTING COLDER. GOT ME PEEPING OUT THE WINDOW AND LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER. FORGIVE ME LORD I KNOW I HAVE SINNED BUT YOU ALONE KNOWS THE PLACES I HAVE BEEN. THE WORDS THAT I HEARD AND THE ACTIONS I SAW, MADE ME LEARN HOW TO RUN BEFORE I COULD CRAWL. YOU CAN'T GROW UP AROUND HERE AND REMAIN UNCHANGED AND UNBLEMISHED THE VIOLENCE IS SO GRAPHIC AND THE CRIMES ARE SO HORRENDOUS. IS THERE REPENTANCE FOR A THUG? IS THERE A HEAVEN FOR A GANGSTER? COULD I GIVE MY MOM A HUG? BEFORE I GO I'D LIKE TO THANK HER. MY FIRST PARTNER IN THIS FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS WE BEGAN OUR FLIGHT TO SURVIVE IN A PLACE WHERE STAYING ALIVE IS A CONSTANT RACE. WATCH MY BACK AND TRUST NO MAN. BEWARE OF LUST, I MUST UNDERSTAND THERE'LL BE PROBLEMS ALONG THE WAY. I MIGHT NOT SOLVE THEM ALL IN JUST ONE DAY, BY STAYING TRUE AND REMAINING STRONG, I WOULD MAKE IT THROUGH I MUST CARRY ON. NO TIME TO CRY BECAUSE THE TROUBLES NEVER END. JUST HOLD MY HEAD HIGH, SO MY BACK DOESN'T BEND. I LOVE MY MOM FOR ALL THE TRAINING AND THE LESSONS I WAS TAUGHT TO ME THEY'RE WORTH A PRICELESS PAINTINGTHAT GAME COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN BOUGHT. OH, DEAR FATHER PLEASE PROTECT HER, GIVE HER STRENGTH WHEN I'M LONG GONE. WHEN SHE'S TROUBLED PLEASE DIRECT HER. EVERY NIGHT ENDS WITH A BRAND NEW DAWN. FROM :CARLOS A

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