The other day I was reading the paper and was amazed, really outraged by some of the things I read. These youngsters are crazy, I swear! They are out killing and robbing like it is natural. They do some of the stupidest things I have ever heard of. Then I thought, “Man! I was once like these lost individuals!”.
People had to read about things I had done and probably said the same thing about me and my crew. Then it crossed my mind that I am older and more mature now, so I can now see and understand the mistakes I’ve made and grateful to still be living so I can try to make amends for my past transgressions.
Now I must sit back and stop being so critical of others I see that are in the same situations I was once in. In due time, they will see the madness in their ways, and maybe make a change.
If not, they’re in for a rude awakening because doing time will clear your mind; one way or another. Doing time will either change your thoughts and perceptions or will scramble them. Always remember though, be careful of the decisions you make because if you don’t change your ways, your thoughts will be changed by doing time or doing death. If you do death, your mind will not be able to change because your mind will stop…period!!!
– Thomas D. Payne