To those who choose this poem to read; from behind gray walls, I felt the need to take my years dusted off the shelf to reveal a little bit about myself. Unfortunately I’m alone and past my prime, I’m learning to change my ways while doing time. Trying to pretend to be somebody else, a life of...
In Search Of (I.S.O.)
Hershey’s Kiss complexioned soul searcher,
Hoping, wishing, needing to find a soul like
Calling and waiting; waiting to call upon someone
That feels the same way as I.
Lonely nights leave me contemplating life?
I wanna know about the way you feel.
Don’t be afraid to open your heart, all wounds will heal.
My whispers to your eardrums relax your emotions with ease.
The aura of your presence brings a weakness to my knees.
Let me hold you tight and protect you...
Trapped, but not by walls,
Fences, cages, cement or signs.
Like yourselves I’m a victim.
Victimized by the tyranny of time.
Trapped, but not by walls.
Kidnapped with each passing second,
Held against my will,
Murdered, and time was the...
They say conversation rules the nation,
So I’m going to take this time to allow myself proper preparation,
Seizing the opportunity avoiding all means of procrastination;
Approaching who may be my subject of with persistence, hard work and dedication,
By: Damion McDougland
Pen name: The Unknown Pen
Dedicated to: Every African American assassinated unjustly in Amerikkka
Paraplegic foot steps embracingly caress uncharted dimensions…
Masterly duplicating synchronized events…
‘I have a dream.’
Tell Me What You Think!
Tell me if you think...
You could win a war without a...
“Respect To You Before Anything”
When it comes to you, I be in deep
Thought, or outer space.
I get it, “Treat people, how you want
To be treated”?
Love can blind you, or it can clarify
Being still, I learn how to love myself....
I take my focus serious, due to focus being my energy, that very focus helped to define who I am today. I've gained an understanding of myself. I've set goals and promised to see them through until the end. I stand for what is positive. Join the fight...
Though time does always race the same for all,
Can we expect it to be always fair?
For with uneven hands the clocks display
As men are unevenly dealt their affairs.
To some, ticks leech away the sweet hours,
To some, the hours sweetly tick away,...
Raise me up with a tug on my strings
You who have taken my life, my dreams
March me on through the hell you created
Toward everlasting sleep, long awaited
Tip your wrist and watch me bow down
An empty gesture, but rest, for now….
I’m here when you need me the most
I’m deep within the center of your heart
But million’s miles away to hold you close
You crave for my arms and beg for my touch
I’m the feeling of happiness and that feeling of rush
I am you ultimate aspiration, I am...
SHOW ME THE DOOR
Written by Marc Rosemond
I am a mass incarceration skeleton of American prisons.
Ignited by my burning desire for freedom.
I am the presumptuous guilt far from an innocent.
Tainted by prejudiced eyes in becoming a victim.
A three letter...
The Biscuit Giver
I sat on my front porch,
The concrete cool beneath me.
I curved my shoulders forward
And drew my gaze down
While holding out the biscuit.
After the dog’s incursions
Into our yard, my sitting
Aroused its curiosity; perhaps...
“Make It Right”
My ancestors were slaves and I still allowed myself to end up in chains.
Isn't it all the same? Well, except for who's to blame?
They would never approve. So, what does this prove?
Was I destined to lose? Was this fated from the...
The 3 L's: (light, love and life) dedicated (freedom) from prison
Standing this near to you I catch a contact. Transmitted through the context of a consciousness on high. Looking at this world through a dilated third eye I no longer inner stand, in life, light and love...
Imagine after a long day of work
Strong hands massaging your shoulders,
Caressing you down.
Steamy. Hot bubble bath waiting for you to dip inside
Back rubs, feet massages
Slow wet kisses creeping up your spine
A man who's willing to listen as you speak...
Another man down, Latino and black on black crimes.
Hearses riding, preachers preaching, mothers crying
Father's nowhere to be found-
Strapped with pistols
Swearing vengeance for every comrade that died.
It was those who came before me
That paved the way
Giving me this opportunity to write poetry today-
I thank you.
For every African Man, Woman, and Child
Who fought and died for my sake
Because if you I have the freedoms that I have today-
Why are we so blind that we can't see
That if we are divided we will fall in defeat
Evil powers are on the rise
Waiting on every corner for our demise
Country men of every race
Put aside your differences today
Stand together firm in faith
Do I really need a diamond to make you mine forever?
Or will my love suffice? Without a thing can
we start planning together and hope
everything will turn out right. They say all
we need is love, and we’ll last, But
maybe they spoke too soon...
Lately I've been finding myself lost searching for love
Love is blind but I know it's looking for me
I yell out Love's name L.O.V. until I'm on E
I'm tired I grab my phone and turn on my location
Maybe the satellites all show love where I'm located
Why Do I Write?
From the confines of a cubicle
I watch a roach crawling around
The peeling paint of a prison wall.
It seems I've been here
Since the construction of this
1920s model of Criminal Justice.
Each year passing.
If I were to discover the burgundy in your eyes, would that be the road to an unconditional influence of possibilities?
Should such chemistry ignite a world of wisdom, a life of knowledge or another volume of fire?
See, of course Eye am hungry…
Even know which ingredients...
In some Gents eyes, love is but a game, Perro not everyone in este vida sees things quite the same.
Everyone has an oldie, that special song for all the good in life, perro especially the wrong.
At times life seems unfair. It’s as though at times no one really cares. ...
Isolation - by Pyro
Like a room full of toys, surrounded by fictional eyes.
Staring in demise, but never full of life.
Plenty of time to count the time, they say the truth always lies in the eyes.
Try breathing with no air, Jordan Sparks!
Every second lost...
Snow On The Rose
I’m a rose that grows
Through the cold of snow
Inside the veins that flow
In the depths of the Earth that’s low
Beneath the skins of our bodies will show
Our true natures glow...
Do you know sometimes I dream of you at night?
To be able to feel your sadness is never alright.
Maybe no one seems to understand that your dreams are nightmares.
Going through different doors of your life where no one cares.
All you wanted was someone who knew...
Even though you haven't met me yet, truth is I'm yours, soon to be….waiting for our moments together, till the very end….day by day I dream of it.
Preparing for the moment I have you. Hoping I could fill every good thing in your life to meet all your expectations. Because my...
I'm alone and alone is were unworthy
just under the weather again
And, whether or not; maybe I'm ready
Asunder is just about when
Having cats and dogs raining outside now
and trying to shelter my time
A sound I try not to be petty with