View Full Version : Poem "Wasted Time"


Karla&Shane
08-27-2005, 12:18 PM
Story in short...We have been together on and off for 18 years now. He is back in prison on a violation and his parole was just denied with a one year set off. He has been in for two years on a 15 year sentence. I wanted to share this awesome poem that he wrote several months ago that shows the changes taking place in his heart and the realizations that he has come to..........
"Wasted Time"
The time I have spent is my biggest regret
Spent in these places I will never forget
Just sitting and thinking about the things I have done
The crying, the laughing, the hurt, and the fun

Now it's just me and my hard givin guilt
Behind a wall of enptiness I have allowed to be built
I'm trapped in my body, just wanting to run
Back to my youth with it's laughter and fun.

But the chase is over and there's no place to hide
Everything is gone including my pride
With reality suddenly right in my face
I'm scared, alone and stuck in this place

Now memories of the past falsh through my head
And my pain is obvious by the tears that I shed
I ask myslef why and where I went wrong
I guess I was weak when I should have been strong

Living for the drugs and the wings I had grown
My feelings were lost, afraid to be shown
As I look at my past, it's so easy to see
The fear that I had, afraid to be me

I'd pretend to be rugged, so fast and so cool
When actually lost like a blinded fool
I'm getting too old for this tiresome game
Of acting real hard with no sense of shame

It's time that I change and get on with my life
Fulfilling my dream for my family and wife
What my future will hold, I really don't know
But the years that I wasted are starting to show

I just live for the day when I'll get a new start
And the dreams I still hold deep in my heart
I hope I can make it, At least I have to try
Because I'm headed for death and I don't want to die.
Shane


Even better things have taken place since he wrote this poem. He got saved shortly after. FINALLY!!!!!!!!! I have been praying for this day for two years now.:clap:

ceehatch
08-28-2005, 10:00 PM
My man sent me the same one about a month ago. He said it was written by Dave LaFave. It was a great poem. If that's your man he did an awesome job. He said it was in one of their literature booklets they get monthly called "The Cell"

Karla&Shane
08-29-2005, 10:18 PM
Ceehach
He sent the poem to me back in Feb. I am gonna have to get it clear! I could've sworn he wrote it. Hmm. Oh well, who ever wrote it, it is really awesome! Where is your man at?

ceehatch
08-29-2005, 10:52 PM
My man is in Virginia. You never know, someone else might have seen what he wrote and then sent it in under their name. It does go to show you just how fast word can spread though. All the way from Texas to Virginia. It was a great poem though, whoever wrote it.

unoweallwegot
08-29-2005, 11:41 PM
thanks 4 sharin'

peace

Karla&Shane
08-30-2005, 04:01 PM
ceehatch,
I wrote a letter to him today reguarding the situation with the author! lol. we will see what kind of response i get. i will keep ya posted. He won't try to claim the glory if he didn't write it. It could have been my misunderstanding but I am pretty sure he said he wrote it. I'll be back in touch when I hear back from him.

ceehatch
09-01-2005, 03:57 PM
okay, but i wouldn't beat him up about it too much. it just must of been something that really struck home to him, it did my man. good luck.

Karla&Shane
09-02-2005, 12:46 AM
Oh no...I am very proud of him for sending it to me wheather he actually wrote it or not. He is really good with poetry but he doesn't write often so maybe it was just sunk into my mind that he did write it. I just asked him if he wrote it and if he did that it had spread to many places through "the cell" He will tell me the actual story on it. I am just curious at this point. that's all. I will let you know.
Karla

Karla&Shane
09-13-2005, 01:57 AM
Well, I told you I would let you know about the poem. He clarified that he did not write it. Now we know but yes, it did strike home for him too!
Take care.
Karla

nikichik
09-14-2005, 07:29 PM
this is just why i wont share any of my poems with yall... i would be so disapoointed to find out my guy didnt write them ... even if he didnt i dont care to know lol .. makes me feel special either way

shadowmaster
10-09-2005, 01:26 AM
i can really relate to that, as I have been to prison myself

babygurl919
10-09-2005, 01:04 PM
That's really good!!! I might send that to my man...

monet420
10-09-2005, 01:08 PM
Story in short...We have been together on and off for 18 years now. He is back in prison on a violation and his parole was just denied with a one year set off. He has been in for two years on a 15 year sentence. I wanted to share this awesome poem that he wrote several months ago that shows the changes taking place in his heart and the realizations that he has come to..........
"Wasted Time"
The time I have spent is my biggest regret
Spent in these places I will never forget
Just sitting and thinking about the things I have done
The crying, the laughing, the hurt, and the fun

Now it's just me and my hard givin guilt
Behind a wall of enptiness I have allowed to be built
I'm trapped in my body, just wanting to run
Back to my youth with it's laughter and fun.

But the chase is over and there's no place to hide
Everything is gone including my pride
With reality suddenly right in my face
I'm scared, alone and stuck in this place

Now memories of the past falsh through my head
And my pain is obvious by the tears that I shed
I ask myslef why and where I went wrong
I guess I was weak when I should have been strong

Living for the drugs and the wings I had grown
My feelings were lost, afraid to be shown
As I look at my past, it's so easy to see
The fear that I had, afraid to be me

I'd pretend to be rugged, so fast and so cool
When actually lost like a blinded fool
I'm getting too old for this tiresome game
Of acting real hard with no sense of shame

It's time that I change and get on with my life
Fulfilling my dream for my family and wife
What my future will hold, I really don't know
But the years that I wasted are starting to show

I just live for the day when I'll get a new start
And the dreams I still hold deep in my heart
I hope I can make it, At least I have to try
Because I'm headed for death and I don't want to die.
Shane


Even better things have taken place since he wrote this poem. He got saved shortly after. FINALLY!!!!!!!!! I have been praying for this day for two years now.:clap:

My man gave me this poem about a year ago......He also told me who wrote it but I cant remember the guys name...

jblovesdb
10-09-2005, 04:52 PM
WOW...that's really good!! I think I'm gonna send it to my man!! Hugs:p
-Jackie

ROB6RTZ WIF6Y
03-10-2006, 01:06 AM
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