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Young King
The potential for your reign is limitless
Many battles have been fought
So no harm would befall a hair on your head
Where there are curls today
I will place a crown tomorrow
I have prayed for wisdom and discernment
To be gifted to you since before your birth
Analyze and learn from my failures
So you do not repeat them
Size up and study your enemies
One by one, defeat them
Cherish the people you love the most
One by one, lead them
Give no energy to your Haters
Delete Them
My reign will be but a fraction of yours
As David’s was to Solomon’s
The heart that beats in your chest
Comes from me
But your life’s purpose
Comes from God alone
My son, think carefully about who you are
A king
Born to manifest justice
Lo Rico (DC)

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Manuel Pagan Jr. is a writer, father and passionate musician. His music can be found on Apple Music and other online platforms under his artist name “Zona.” He is incarcerated in Pennsylvania.