What are the words
to that guy's poem in Best Laid Plans? That's a really good
poem, but I can never remember all the words. -Submitted by Rose
That's a very good question, friend of
Alex Jefferson, Cal Jordan, and Jared DeWhite. I pulled out my
cassette copy of
Best Laid Plans
and went to work to answer this question. And below is the poem you
requested. Yes, it's the poem "that guy" wrote and presented at the
Timothy Center at the end of the episode. So, without further
banter, I present "that guy's" poem.
as presented in "Best Laid Plans"
I was trapped by the invisible walls of my
Tricked by the idea that I could not escape,
Chained up in a ghetto where my father died,
Fooled into thinking I would never go outside.
Imprisoned by my friends who knew nothing but war,
Shackled to everything that had gone on before.
I would always be here in this dead end life of mine,
My heart turned back by a city limit sign.
and yet I now see a way out of my concrete jail,
A new way to soften a heart that's grown stale.
No longer curse in this place for the wealth,
No longer fighting with man or myself.
I understand now what it takes to get real.
If you wanna stand up, you have to learn how to kneel.
My weapons are down at my feet.
'Cause we'll never have freedom
When there's blood on the street.