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Poetry from Inside Juvenile Hall: The Sleeping Giant

Jul 12, 2012

The Beat Within

The side of it no one has ever seen
The other thing inside it is a whole different being
Devil’s chocolate no cookies and cream.
Maggots, worms and spiders switch the scene.
Too keen, clean and a fiend for violence.
Dishonest, unfit for the public’s environment.
Ruthless, heartless, irrational and pompous.
This is what one world considers solid.
Please don’t wake the sleeping giant.
Don’t underestimate it because it’s quiet
Uncalculated, spontaneous and reckless
Unbearable pain and violence its fetish.
Careless, remorseless, selfish and relentless.
Bringing everyone to misery is its wishes.
Helpless is what you’ll be when it awakes
Beelzebubs, serpents, Satans and snakes
Sneaky, greedy, needy, so lies is what you’ll here.
No regard for human life, nothing is what it fears
Nothing is what it seems
When something is everything
Stuck in the storm and pain is what rained
Drenched with anger, hate and a badly scarred brain
No one know it’s actual mentality
That is what builds it in actuality.
Negative energy to last always and forever.
Mentally, physically and emotionally hurt from bad weather.
Soaked from the storm with anger, pain and hate.
Corrupted with evil so prison was its fate.
Though it has changed drastically 
its memory is there eternally.
This thing, this being, in reality is me.
Please don’t wake my sleeping giant, let him sleep.

-Roach, Alameda

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