“Don’t Become What You Despise” and “Pieces of A Dream” by Jacob

Written by: Jacob

Jacob, 62

Incarcerated: 32  years

Housed: California Health Care Facility, Stockton



Most people say, they don’t like this, or that, and some also 

Promise that they never do this, or do that, While others avoid 

All of that, so don’t become what you despise, and take life 

On one step at a time. 

Before you end up like a ho-bo living on the streets 

Without a dime, trying to survive, and stay alive, so don’t 

Become what you despise, cause all the peoples who fail 

Will tell you that they tries 

So don’t become what you despise, like some people who 

Steal, cheat, and lie, some even commit homicide, from 

Their evil, and pride, while others drink, gamble, and get high, so 

Once again, don’t become what you despise 

Either you pass it up, or you take the ride, but don’t 

Lock them up inside, cuz they will eat you alive, least 

You tried, last, and final thought, don’t become what you 

Now despise, keep your head up, and the dream will come alive 


Reality ain’t nothing but a dream, either you get 

Your hands dirty, or you keep them clean, but it all

Comes back to pieces of a dream, now half of the things we 

Learn, now become a faded silver screen of the dream


Like all of the courses we study, math, history, and science 

And some of us find it harder to define, just what is going 

Through our minds, while it keeps coming back to pieces of 

A dream, looking at the scene 

Now the whole world will join in on, pieces of her dream 

And now the silver screens are now visible, and seen 

All from pieces of a dream, so keep your hands neat clean 

Of pieces of a dream, pieces of a dream

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