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Steve Moody

Steve Moody

Old School Convict

If I had to pick

some theme music for Steve

I’d pick some of that

bad old Southern Blues

Or maybe some ZZ Top

Not the radio singles

but the deep album cuts

Northside Steve Moody

Once told me about

a dude here

who he did time with back in the late 70’s

Told me about how

he let the dude borrow

his brand new

shined up Stacy Adams

to go on furlough

See, back then the chicks digged

the Stacy Adams.

Man, I don’t know

what the hell he did

but he sure as hell wasn’t picking up any chicks.

My shoes came back

with dirt all over ‘em and unshined!

Thirty years later

Steve was still mad at the dude

behind those Stacy’s

H-Town Steve Moody

Old School Gangster

And when I say Gangster

I don’t mean Gangsta’

I’m talkin’ John Dillinger

Clyde Barrow

Smooth style

Smoke-filled pool hall

Southern Comfort Whiskey

Square glass

Straight

No ice

Pullin’ on a cigarette

real cool like

Stacy’s shined up

Steve Moody

Heart of a warrior

Raised up by prison riots

Dodging Knife thrusts

and state-issued shotgun blasts

Fully sleeved out

with decades old faded prison tatts

Old school Steve Moody

52 years old

Hit the dayroom

and work out harder

than dudes half his age

Face the riot team head on

Face to face

Give ‘em hell before they cuffed him

Northside Steve Moody

Once got gassed so much

he was blind for four days

went on a hunger strike

for three long weeks

Putting his body

on the line for change

Steve sent me a picture

of himself before he died

On the back it read:

Well man, this is it until we meet again.

Hang tough and

I hope things turn out

for you just the way you want them to,

whatever way that may be.

Journey well and stay strong good Friend.

Lace Ace. Love and Respect, Steve M.


Old School Steve Moody

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