At the sentencing of the young man who wrote the following letter, I shared with the judge that he was instrumental in securing a gang truce. I asked her to have mercy on him. And she did. He was facing 10 years, he got seven.
How are you? Hopefully blessed. Call it intuition if you will but I held back from writing you because I just knew that you were about to send me a kite [letter] of your own. True story! I’m doing well. The stress factor has declined something serious now that I have an idea of when I’ll be touching down [released].
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your love and support Talia. Real talk. I appreciate you a whole lot T. On some real ish [stuff], I didn’t realize how powerful your voice was until I heard you speak last Wednesday. You had the most powerful delivery in the courtroom. I was just sitting down like, “Damn,” she’s a beast! I would like you to give my thanks and appreciate to the Reverend as well please.
He’s so busy that I haven’t gotten to build with him on a personal note as I have with you though my love for him doesn’t depreciate because of it. I look forward to working with the both of you. For the 1st time I’m coming home with a future in mind that doesn’t involve slangin’ and bangin’. I know it’s gonna be tough but what isn’t nowadays? Even the easy stuff has become difficult. I just want to involve myself in something positive that has longevity and that I can be productive with my involvement in it.
I’m bringing this letter to a closure but not before I wish you a good night and let you know that you are a very loved person. Why? Cuz I love you behind. Take care T. Till the next time pen meets pad, God bless and good night. Write me if the opportunity presents itself.
All the locked-up guys talk about changing their lives. But this one I believe. We just have to find him employment as soon as he gets out.