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This soul is free from slavery,
the sweet taste of victory is savory,
living in a country with clear paths that were paved for me,

I chose a road of tragedy.

but I don’t regret a thing, stop asking me,
if they had the ups they would’ve blasted me,
if I was dead in the streets, they would’ve laughed at me,
just another dead nigga, not a tragedy.

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.

Christopher Reece, also known as Bobo Amin, is a writer incarcerated in Michigan. He has been in prison since 2006.