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  • Government Name: Tewhan Butler
  • Register Number: 26852-050
  • Age:34
  • Time Served:11 years
  • Home Town:East Orange, NJ
  • Sentence:30 yrs.
  • Current Charge:RICO
  • Alias:Massacre
  • Release Date:2029
  • Prison Affiliation:Blood (Double ii/QSBG)
  • Circle of Influence:Altariq Gumbs, Emmanuel Jones, Lester Alford, Marco Miguel Robertson, Pele Brown, David Drone, Jermaine Ray, Marcus Martin, Michael Simpson, Omar Austin, Quaheem Edwards, Torvos Simpson, Vincent Gamboa
  • Institution:USP McCreary
  • Here, my life behind bars offers understanding for those of you who venture into ‘the life’ with no understanding of its consequences: the adversity, the obstacles and the journey one must travel alone when the gavel is slammed, your cell is locked and the lights go out.

What do they see?

My children see a father,
My mother a son,
My komrades a brother.

Over the years I’ve heard a few call me a man with a story,
But don’t we all?

The blind see nothing
And still they fear me.

Will I ever be understood?

3/4’s of my community see me as a friend,
The other 1/4, a threat
And yet it is said I don’t belong.

The ladies see a bad boy,
Lost in my image.

Should I be the first to tell you perception is NOT reality?

My teachers saw a failure,
While me and my classmates saw teachers who taught little and cared even less.

What do they see?

Everything I am not.

For the shell of a person is much easier to judge.

The system when they look at me they view a man defined by his actions with little thought of his circumstances.
They see a crook,
A criminal,
A tattooed gangbanger
Who owns no sense.

How about a penny for your thoughts?

Would I be going too far if I said they see a man without a conscience out to destroy not only others but his “self”?

When I look in the mirror,
I see a man of intellect and ambition;
One in pursuit of his degree in psychology.
I see a man who refuses to let prison cancel out his dreams.
I see endless potential,

It takes one wrong to destroy a million rights.

My faults are all they see!



4 responses to “What do they see?”

  1. Something new from Sweeny #RaiseUP

  2. So Deep but it is the truth to be told I love u and I always will keep doing what u doing

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