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Jail bird,
Please quit,
Nobody cares,
Jail shit.

I can care less about who’s doing what in this situation,
If every thought that you have about someone else lands you a buck,
you would be rich.

Jail bird,
Please quit,
Nobody cares,
Jail shit.

My focus is on building my own Nation,
Seeing the world from a bird’s eyes,
from the high rise of my corporation,
Plucking ashes indo as I see the world from this window.

Jail bird,
Please quit,
Nobody cares,
Jail shit.

You want to ruin another life so you could be rich in punishment?
What is the worth in the end?
A bunch of stories with paperwork,
another failure to please other men?

Jail bird,
Please quit,
Nobody cares,
Jail shit.

Your homies mean more than your family?
Your homies are your family?
Another Actor,
Same script.

Jail bird,
Please quit,
Nobody cares,
Jail shit.

May you be the best where you are,
Your way of thinking is made for this place,
It’s your way of thinking that keeps you locked in this place,
With a mind like yours, you won’t get very far.

Jail bird,
Please quit,
Nobody cares,
Jail shit.

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Carnell Wingfield Jr.

Carnell Wingfield Jr. is a writer and poet incarcerated in California. He is a sociology major at Feather River College and also graduated with distinction from Blackstone Career Institute's paralegal course.