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I find it funny how
They tell me to be good,
Then throw me in with the bad.
They command me not to steal,
Then take everything I have
And yet it is I,
Who gets the final laugh.
Because in the end,
They are the ones who go home mad,
While I am the one
Who will leave here glad.

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James A. Holmes is a writer incarcerated in California.