Not the place to go to for social
Not a place to go to learn a special
Not a place to be if you are afraid to be locked in,
Nor if you are claustrophobic!
Fortunately for me it was the right thing,
As I was guilty of the crime I was charged,
Probably the only one in there that felt right,
Took me off the street to learn who I was,
Yes, they have some pretty good therapies,
My major fear was not of being raped,
Nor of anything that could happen inside,
But I was afraid of being released,
Would I do again what got me busted?
Would I be one of the statistics?
It’s been 20 some odd years,
Since my release,
It all wasn’t easy,
But I fared pretty well,
Good supportive friends and parents,
Is what is needed for a total recovery,
I hope I stay clean for the rest of my life…