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Inmate Poetry

Posted on 1/23/2017


Beautiful woman you are not invisible
And you should never be afraid to open up and be yourself.

When you thought no one was looking
I saw the pain you lived with day to day
How you looked into a broken mirror
And only saw a broken face,
But who you are goes deeper than your surface.

Abused, Abortion
Are not what your name is.

A child alone with no...

Posted on 8/22/2018

Raw thoughts transformed to words

And give life,

Verbalizing silent emotions about struggle

And strife.


Communicating my feeling just using

My intellect,

Articulating my passion on a different

Level so we connect.


Revealing the sentiments of my heart

Using poems as expression,

Disclosing the truth of my soul through

My written...

Posted on 1/25/2019
Now and Always
What else can I say that hasn't been said?
What hasn't been said but deserves to be addressed?
Withheld assertions,
I must get off my chest,
A life involving only you and I,
That's something I would truly die for,
Every moment we spent together is memorable,
Monumentally memorable,...
Posted on 9/13/2017


“Angel & the Devil”

Here’s a dream about an angel, an angel that fell from the sky,
Away from harm’s into my arms, an angel with crystal clear eyez…

I could hardly believe my luck, an angel with beauty unknown, I
Touched her heart, mine fell apart and wondered who left here alone…

An angel as precious at this, so fragile with innocence, a tale to
Tell my hearts for sale surely I’m...

Posted on 6/25/2018

Songs of Fire

I rise from the ashes to my knees,
From my knees to my feet,
Then I spread my arms out wide
As they metamorphose into wings,
My attention is fueled by the desire
To transcend myself higher and higher
As my vices are consumed by the fire;
The fire of which is my attire
At the peak of my climb I become refined
With a renewal of the spirit and mind

Posted on 9/25/2018

All my life I've been different, average Joes scatter

Out my way,

Blasé my own path through the dark, creative spark,

Light my way.

Not a worshipper of money, probably why I couldn’t keep

Her, I'm not trippin’, it’s her loss ‘cause I

Know there’s something deeper.

I held her in my arms, thought she’d always be mine

Even scattered scarlet petals on her bed, not just


Posted on 5/24/2018


“Faded Memories”

The love in my heart
overwhelms my mind,
to the point my visions
blurry so I can’t see the line.
One that separates
Friend from foe
& lets me know,
When to hold on
or when to let go.
I see
faded memories of love
w/o boundaries.
The love I once knew
is ignorant to you,
real as penitentiary steel
w/ a zeal that’s...

Posted on 6/1/2017

The road may look empty in the wake of night,
Until the sweet lights illuminate the road ahead,
What may have looked like a vacant, lonely road,
Is now filled with others on the same path as you,
With a honk of the horn or a brief conversation at a
Stop light, it’s likely you meet someone that can help
You reach your highest potential, encourage you
Through the hard times, an...

Posted on 3/11/2019

In Flux (Of leverage and levity)

To hate the soundless sounds,
Like sunburnt backs.
Jumping here and there to escape
The passive psychic sores;
That these micro-grains
Polluting my veins
In vain, have
Surrendered to a Slavic weeper’s woe
1,2,3,4,5,6 – flip a card.

Inebriated by the toxic sounds –
The grinding; the gnashing; the pound(ing) of
The fear...

Posted on 7/6/2018

Justin’s Prayer

Jesus, what’s up dogg?
Why you keep playin? 
Come into my heart already,
you know I’ve been prayin!
I need you now more than ever,
I admit that I’m a sinner!!
Turn me from a loser,
And make me into a winner!!
Drugs have stolen my soul,
Please take away my desire!!
And instill in me some honesty,

Posted on 1/17/2016

The Song Bird Parable

Look inside of my cage
And you will find shade, only in reliance…
For I am a caged song bird
Whose face drowns in torrents, but yet I sing!
Perched on my swing,
I flap and flutter in temperance
My bandaged wings, hurt!
From the fowler’s sling, the foulest thing…
But, but…My crown is king and kingdom
Sky, like, you can...

Posted on 6/13/2018


Our Church

We understand God is nearer to us in solitude.  There is a magnetic
and sacred connection that accumulates in solitude, but is quickly dissipated
by life in a crowd.  We would deem it sacrilege to build a house for the one
who is found face to face in the mysterious shadowy aisles of the primeval
forest, along winding trails, through unbroken trails of the wild forest. ...

Posted on 3/28/2017


When the skies are blue
The flowers will grow
The Earth turns and with it
You are my life to show
Forever free, you’re my heart to be sewn
From the raging waters, to the calming seas
I can stand by your side and forever be
Always a friend, always a king
By your side, to set you free
All you have to do – is say
“In Jesus...

Posted on 8/3/2018


Hugs that are therapeutic
Kisses that bring euphoria
Passion is an understatement
Love is typically rushed, but for you it waited
A single heartbeat is what the two of us share
Then I realized that you were not standing there
It was just a desire
A desire that I envisioned
A vision that only I saw
How bad I wanted this vision to become reality
I gave every...

Posted on 3/27/2013

Her Imaginary Friend….

A little girl named Emily and her imaginary friend,
hand and hand they walk to the bus stop,
Laughing and playing like they always do….

Emily said catch me if you can
and ran away so quickly looked like she flew..
You couldn’t even see her shoes
her feet were moving so fast….

But you could see her little pink...

Posted on 12/10/2018


Stop Domestic Violence,
Stop the Silence,
Why is it silenced,
No hashtag for this one,
It’s still a loaded, gun,
Bang, bang, another baby stunned,
While he watches his mom
Being beat to death,
Another father laying his daughter to rest.
Who’s next!
Grab her hand and help her up,
Their minds are stuck,
Brainwashed and plucked,
The only voice she has is...

Posted on 2/24/2016


If I had another chance I’d tell you
that the things “we” had were right and
I threw it all away.

Time cannot erase the love and memories
we shared, but it does give me time to reflect
and realize just how much you loved me.

Now that it’s over and your gone for good,
I’m really not the same anymore.  I guess I
only have...

Posted on 11/20/2018


When everything is gone
And nothing seems the same
And everything feels wrong
You know you’ll always find…change.

All I ever wanted as a child was some consistency
Instead I learned all the stuff that’s wrong with me
Growing up is such a hard thing to do
As your past fades into black from blue
Every time I open my eyes, nothing is the same
The only...

Posted on 5/31/2017


As human beings, we have certain obligations:
To be kind to one another,
To be kind to our environment,
To be kind to ourselves.
Many see this as futile
Unless tied to some religious element.
Isn't the simple fact that it's in our collective best interest to do so, enough?
If someone you know is on a bad path;
Instead of bringing them down,
Bring them up....

Posted on 10/9/2017


My ancestory by way of BLOODLINE is ROYALTY, but the (POWERS THAT BE)  is not trying to reward me my birthright…

Historically their thievery reminds me of the Knightriders sponsored by the U.S. Government whom took Black Folk properties by intimidation tactics…

Automatics in hand...

Posted on 3/12/2018

Reaching For The Portal

I stand at the barred door,
With its air of vainglory for keeping me imprisoned,
Staring out the windows to the outside world,
Whose glass is like a transparent portal through
Which the other side is another dimension.
Their sun shines through, promising a world of light;
Beckoning me with its contrasting warmth
Compared to this place where I’m...

Posted on 11/28/2016

Admire My Taste Part 2

Tonight we dine out…5 star restaurant in your direction…I think I might pick that medium rare to savor that flavor, what you think? …Pop a bottle of something aged well…while I scan every detail and alias of upscale cuisine, yeah well it seems you all over the menu love…

I think I’ll have that fresh catch drowned in Orchid Meadow, excellent choice, huh. I...

Posted on 1/20/2019

Benevolence and faith it takes

   For friendship forged anew,

The mysteries of destiny

   Then come gradually into view,

When the universe has crossed our paths

   And our stars have been aligned,

We’ll find if all has been in vain

   Or is righteous and divine,

For time reveals the truth or things

   And the contents of...

Posted on 1/18/2018


Birth of a Mystery

Making up dreams
Replaying memories
Altering scenes
Forgetting words prophesized

Ugly is the lies
Beautiful are the eyes
Thunder rolling over my skies
Eternally stuck in your eyes
Never fading from my mind

Lightning strikes the chest
Holding to nothing,
Agony pours.
Standing at the window ledge
Illusions shatter in the...

Posted on 6/7/2017

“A Young Marine”

I was a kid sent to war.
Distorted by what they reported.
Death lurked beneath the sand.
Behind a scope.
And even in those we we’re there to give hope.
We made it home or so it seemed.
But death was here to redeem.
Now my friends lay on a table,
With only whiskey to keep me stable.
Pushed my family away and gave into the sway

Posted on 6/30/2016


A CARE FREE SOUL: Is responsible,
Not committed to anyone or worthy cause.
It has to be expressed lacking a serious view of life!

And displays an callous view of others!

A IGNORANT SOUL: Don’t know,
Or won’t turn on the light switch of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom,
To begin the learning process!

Posted on 1/13/2019

The wind whistles wonderful melodies

Melodious and dulcet

Who knew that the air up there

Could sound so beautifully

I gaze at the beautiful night sky

And espy

A beautiful bright star that’s

One in a million

In the firmament full of stars

With diverse dispositions, appearance, and brilliance

That brilliantly appear right before my eyes

And I knew that...

Posted on 8/1/2017

“Live & Learn”

You live and you learn,
When you lose you earn,
Before you walk you crawl,
But to learn you fall,
To begin is within,
Just as airs in the wind,
Forgive as you sin,
And even when you fail,
Make it a WIN!

By: Steven Ramirez

Posted on 5/17/2014

The Inquest (Scattered Moments)

Amid the daily atmosphere of obstreperous condemned men-children and the recurring high pitched ringings of large deadbolt keys heavily colliding (swaying to-and-fro affixed to the belt lines of prison guards hurriedly slamming heavy steel doors while making security-check-rounds in passing)----scattered moments of abrupt silence allow my ears to clearly see the liquid confessions of my heart...

Posted on 6/18/2018


Late to bed early to rise; the herd needs watchful eyes.  Nomadic blood that no one can tame; preserve this blood not like the ancient beast slain.  Protect the clan that buds from man; thunder echoes throughout the land.  The energy of the God's is present in all that is spoke; drums and singing now the Pagan soul has awoke.  Ignite the flame, Oh the divine spark; inhale the smoke of the...