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Inmate Poetry

Posted on 5/19/2018

Pokémon Sunshine and Digimon Daydream

The relics of my youth
CD player, Cable TV and a Playstation 2
I was a hero, A villain too
Even a giant robot from time to time

Cathartic moments and turbulent times
Most of my day spent inside
Hours spent grinding, searching for gear
Binge watching a new show

Oh how I miss those careless days
When my biggest problem was...

Posted on 3/8/2018

My life before prison
was broken and sad.
The life of a drunkard,
A liar, a cad.
I've spit in the faces
Of family and friends,
And don't have the courage
To pursue their amends.
It's been four long years
Since I had my last drink,
Yet my actions still haunt me
Everytime that I blink.
Does the pain that I've caused
Deserve absolution?...

Posted on 3/12/2019

“State Razed”
By Mark Perry

They say, “A man’s character is his fate”.
They say, “As the branch is bent, so the tree takes shape”.
Well if that’s the case, let’s see what they’ve created,
Take a good look at what
“Washington State Raises”

My life is like an open book,
With ripped torn pages
Or better yet an episode of
“World’s Wildest Police Chases”
If you could see inside...

Posted on 9/23/2019

“Advertising in it’s highest flight exerts itself and monetize it’s might”.

J’aime le gateau.

 

Paul Andrew Rouse

 

Posted on 9/10/2018

Dance Me Outside

She was arrayed in purple and scarlet. With hair black as choke cherries, her eyes the brightest obsidian beneath dark lashes. Hips don’t lie and I marveled with great amazement. Never have I envisioned a more carnal enchantress of an Isis or Cleopatra, Queen of the Damned, perfumed in Prada, knowing she was trouble. 180 proof, her cup was mixed double. “Pretty Little Thing, Owl Dance with Me”. She said, “Would you...

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 3/20/2017

Equal Mind…

I’m just a simple man…
A simple man in search of his equal
An equal mind that understands, one who’s virtuous
To find her, I strive for perfection
The honesty of a real man
So many years I’ve searched along the lines of
Love alone
But fail to find…
My strong opposite of an equal mind.

I’ve dealt with so many...

Posted on 1/19/2019

Boys are students

Men are teachers,

Boys ask questions

Men give answers,

Boys run in gangs

Men organize teams,

Boys play house

Men build homes,

Boys make babies

Men raise children,

Boys will not raise their own child

Men will raise his and someone else's,

Boys invent excuses for success

Men produce strategies for success,

Boys look...

Posted on 1/1/2019

“In Search I Might”
Somewhere along my train of thought,
A sudden rush created a spark.
A spark that flowed within my soul,
Longing for a friendship that would grow.
Nothing more than sincere rapport,
Built on loyalty, trust and more.
 
Maybe today, maybe tonight,
Maybe a week, or a year’s time,
But search and search, in search I might,
Find a special friend for life....

Posted on 3/13/2018

A freezing wind chills the air around the ice shrouded mound.
There at the pinnacle, a forlorn, dying oak stands tall,
Skeletal branches void of leaves clawing skyward abound.
Unloved and forgotten, yet refusing ever to fall.
Don’t doubt how I know of this desolate place dead as bone,
For the visage shaped by the bark is my very own.

Shackled within my eternal winter, inside I cry
For...

Posted on 11/28/2016

Admire My Taste Part 1

Here stands the woman of words of fantasies inquisition…She is more than special V.S.O.P. involved with me like a legend and fairy tale where her affection is more than beauty to my pain who is beast. Sledge hammer to my unbreakable, brokenness…from where did you come to illuminate what I couldn’t see in my soul reflection? Are you a special spectrum of shade in an elusive vessel?

...
Posted on 4/11/2016

Prison Terms

Sometimes things are unfair
The weirdest things happen in here
Unclear and hard to clear the air
Seems like there’s no one to care
And things really aren’t too clear
And brings to my eye a tear
My ear and heart nearly torn apart
I clearly feel unwanted to those that are dear
Positive and loved
I do not fear in my heart
And I know that...

Posted on 10/8/2015

MY NIGHTS DREAM

The hurt and pain I feel runs through me so deep.
That most nights it robs me of my sleep.
I’m all alone in this nightmare of mine.
I had hoped it would end if just given some time.
Never in my life did I figure this side of me I’d see.
I hate this feeling because of what it's doing to me.
I can’t understand what brought about this change
But I...

Posted on 4/29/2016

My Brown Eyes

When, look into your depths, feel
I see your different layers…
Your essence more vivid then painted
pictures in a gallery of insignificant
paintings
or from your lips to the Gods with omni
potent ears in the heavens surpassing
low prayers….
I see you in my vision Ms. Brown eyes….
I see you in my visualizations….
I see you...

Posted on 2/17/2016

“Helpless”

It happens, time and time again-you know theme where
they walk in.
They have that look that says – “they know they’ve made a life
mistake-getting sent out this place” – especially because
of their race
At first they will try to act tough but acting is not enough.
Besides the eyes don’t lie.
The fear shows and the predators...

Posted on 1/15/2018

When I’m gone will you really care
If it’s said and done will you have a tear to spare
Life is over so fast, yet days go so slow
Why this really is, I think only God can know
So what’s to become of me, or more importantly of you
What do we do with our actions no one else can do
The greatest mystery of all, we have to figure out
Because when we die, there can be no doubt...

Posted on 3/21/2017

“Feelings”

How does it feel to be isolated
And deprived of life’s bare essentials?
Enduring pain that exceeds emotions
And is far beyond mental.
To most, these feelings are exotic
And may never be comprehended
I attempt to evade them
But I’m always apprehended
While confined to this cage
The psychological ability is tested.
Will I pass? Or...

Posted on 10/10/2018

Some things are worth

Fighting for,

Too important to

Just ignore,

Or,

Allow someone else

To hold,

Especially one who’s

So cold,

That he could overlook

And mother’s tears,

Then murder what she created

And nurtured for years,

So no longer am I

Shedding yesterday’s tears,

But all the fears

That’s held me back for years...

Posted on 7/5/2017

The Phoenix Files Continued

Today…I burned my old flame
In passing…

I was on my way up and she
Was on her way…
In that, I could give two broken
Celibacy vows and honeymoons
Though I doubt a gift to give would
Be easily received…in doubt.

Today…I burned my old emotions.
I experienced a surge of whatever
In my urgent operation...

Posted on 2/1/2012

I don’t cry,
My tears are tattoos..
I fear no man,
God sees me through…

This life is a struggle,
But my heart remains strong…
I’m confined away from freedom,
But my freedom’s beyond…

All these bars,
And barbed wire fences…
I hold tight to my faith,
And believe in my wishes…

My dreams are alive,...

Posted on 4/18/2019

Fading Memories

The memories of you and the wonderful moments we shared,

Seem to me that they are vanishing,

And draining from our lives,

Like water in a bucket with holes…

The wonderful friendship we had is vivid in my soul,

Did you know that traces of you are found throughout different moments of my life?

You’re still here, but you’re really not,

It’s obvious that the droplets...

Posted on 6/17/2019

“This P.O.E.M. is the (Product of Every Man):

LIFELESS EYES

I feel I’ve come a long way,
Although there are memories in my past dark and grey,
Or I’m locked away, for forever and a day;
I still see the sun’s ray.

I’m real, in the gardens I play,
There’s nothing false I’d every portray.
Years ago, I would’ve tried shooting the light out of the sky,
Not knowing why; now I look to the...

Posted on 3/19/2018

An eagle’s sigh
And majestic tear
The raven’s reply
For never being here
A memory of tomorrow
And I’ll bet it’s windy
And tears of a clown
What’s that about
Words don’t
And all begins to speak
Words won’t
And all begins to leak
Into something
That needs meaning
And time to really think
I don...

Posted on 4/19/2015

"Incarcerated Memios"

I swear the iron bars and four walls can be too much to bear,
I swear it becomes worse when those at home don't show they care.
So I grin and bear because the pain of recidivism nobody wants to hear,
Shoot me in my head before I shed on tear.
Have I taken someone's life? No but the government wants me dead.
Not physically but mentally and rip me to shreds....

Posted on 7/2/2019

A lost boy in search of manhood
A system in place, making this find unlikely
Streets offered a look-a-like substance,
Until I found my heart as dark as my skin
Before I knew it
I didn’t know the difference between
Me and the streets
Lured into defeat by arrogant losers,
With American chosen to watch me bleed
Something that has to numb this pain,
So I medicate myself to sleep
I...

Posted on 4/2/2018

TOUCHED

Unintentionally I’ve fallen and possibly can’t get back up

times when we would cross paths I’d ponder if my feelings were based upon pure lust

No…They were based on love

Time suspended as I think about your arms

How intelligent you are and how you...

Posted on 5/2/2019

 

Come to me, my dearest Lady into my open arms, rest a while,
I know you need the love which reassures and calms.
Come to me, my dearest Lady, in to my ever-loving heart; talk awhile and share your needs.
Readily with your burden part.
Come to me, my dearest Lady, that within me you will find the comfort which you surely seek, and care and love so kind.
Come to me, my dearest Lady,...
Posted on 7/10/2018

ARE YOU LISTENING?

I have been lonely;
Locked away inside my cell,
I was so alone;

Then came, one day, love –
Entering my cell and heart,
Awakening me,

Bittersweet the change
Within me, my heart alive
Yet in agony,

Are you listening?
Seeing this computer screen?
Are you there at all?

I’m sending this out
A message in a...

Posted on 9/8/2014

What’s Love?

Love is: the caring & sharing of all aspects of the total beings of friends, soul-mates or lovers!

Love is: at its utmost in fulfillment when the inclusion of the bodies, minds, souls and spirits are active with the general expressions of the friends, soul-mates, or lovers! It’s no greater measure of enjoyment, appreciation, and balance within the friendship! Or relationship!

Love is:...

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...