work your Dad got a letter from you,
he saw the letter he didnít know what to
The return address from an Oregon
Right there up in the
left corner very plain to see.
handbook for the Oregon Department of
Printed on eight long pages with
all of the directions.
A note written on the
front, a message short and very blunt.
note didnít start out, ďHi, Mom and
And coming from our son it made us
both very sad.
No reason given for why you
were locked behind a gate,
information we would both have to wait.
Dad came home that day your letter in his
His shoulders completely slumped, he
didnít have a plan.
Your Dad reluctantly
handed your letter to me,
Knowing it was
something he didnít want me to see.
shock, the total disbelief, how do I
What are we to do, how were we to
deal with this pain.
I looked at the pages
completely numb when I was through,
something like this have happened to you?
were in trouble once again,
This time though
sentenced to the Oregon State Pen.
punched another man in the face,
didnít know it but they were in for a
They chased after you with several
police cars in pursuit,
Even tried putting
down tack strips and used a K-9 to boot.
were taken into custody, although against your
God had to be watching over you it
amazes me still.
You had been drinking that
day and doing lots of drugs,
hanging out with all kinds of thugs.
drugs of yours which meant so much,
the ones that helped you get out of
ďDid they really help you, did you
really get away?Ē
ďOr didnít you realize the
price you would have to pay?Ē
Thank God, you
were in such terrible shape that day,
for an ambulance or hearse to take you
You tell us now you finally realize
what you have done,
You say youíre going to
change, the drugs havenít won.
We want so
much to believe you, Son, we really do,
you have any idea as your parents what we went
Please, for your children and
yourself turn your life around,
believe it or not true happiness still can be
We would like to know when our time
here on earth is done,
That we tried
everything we could think of to help our
You must know we donít care what you say
Son, your Dad and I will never stop
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