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Inmate Poetry

Posted on 1/14/2019

Judge Me

I’m OK with that, long as you judge me. How can you judge me without actually judging me. Judge me without actually hearing me. Oh, I see! You read it so it’s true. Think about all the things that’s been said about you that isn’t true. Please explain to me how you judge my story and I didn’t even tell it to you. #Confused. Learn how to judge before you do. If you knew the truth, only way to judge me would be “You mad I’m not...

Posted on 9/26/2018

Ur beautiful black cat I want u to know that

Ur beautiful black cat I want u to show that

Ur beautiful black I want to have that

Ur beautiful black and I know what u mad at

U glide thru the night and I admire ur strength

But hidin from the world has made it had to find yourself

Understand u did what u had to do to survive

Dark nights but now it’s bright and I want u to thrive


Posted on 12/13/2016

Grandfather Envy

I’ve a future in envy,
An unparalleled innocence of conscious abilities,
None hostile nor docile but impalpable,
I use my conflicting past to temper my
Current existence, rectifying my tattered wings,
An envied sparrow…
I think of minutes, staring at time, taunting
It to fight me.
Can’t the face of Ol’ grandfather time see that

Posted on 5/2/2017

He Who Snoozes Gets No Muses

What I write now is no game, no ruse
Thanks to this website I have found my muse.
With her on the grass I go sans shoes;
She’s on my mind when I’m awake, when I snooze.
A man must have something for which he can live,
Especially here in the land of the shiv,
Where people have evil as their heart’s motive,
Where few have the kindness or...

Posted on 4/30/2013


They claim I’m insane,
I’m psycho,
That I can’t control my inner cycles.
That my mind’s fickle
That somehow I laugh when it don’t tickle
That I’m so broke
I feel rich with a nickel.
That if the worlds collided in the middle
I’m the pickle
They claim
They hope
My ways don’t trickle
to the next kid. That if indeed I tripped...

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 2/1/2015

"Things to Come"

Walking on the beach with the sand at my feet, birds flying through the sky, The Sun shining way up high.

Working in my garden I will do-the dirt in my finger it will run through. Honey Bees buzzing at head, the smell of greenery at my stead.

Going anywhere I choose, in and out any doors I want to walk through-anyplace, anywhere and not a worry nor care.

Making inquiries...

Posted on 5/16/2019

Life isn’t what you expect

Life is what you make of it

Good, bad, ups and downs the

Smiles and frowns are the emotions

That make up a person everyday

Experience in living life.

Pain is the feeling of watching

Your life pass you by, unable to

Grasp it’s momentum.


Stephen Lawrence


Posted on 1/18/2018


Make It Up To You

I've been in jail since you’ve been months old, I know.
And I know you’re angry because your face and voice tell me so.
In your eyes I've only been a disappointment to you and your brothers.
But when you look at it, it’s not just y’all, it’s plenty others.
I haven’t taught you anything that a father should.
But I praise your mother because she’s doing everything she could...

Posted on 2/21/2018


I am a problem for bringing savage back and it’s so matter of fact.  Heart as black as the clouds throwing thunder and the court documents say it’s the U.S.  of a versus me.  Guess I’m a one man war party.  But I’m not guna do what everyone thinks I’m guna do.  All I wanna know is who’s coming with me.  Therefore I laid out the strategy of the...

Posted on 8/16/2015

My Thoughts Retained From Solitude

1. The Secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight.
2. To realize one’s destiny is a person’s obligation in life.
3. Remember life past but focus on life future.
4. Take advantage of the moments when time stops to better equip yourself.
5. A wise man does not speak of his wins nor of his defeats.
6. If you pay attention to the present,...

Posted on 7/10/2018


Life is what we make of it
Whether free or in prison
Life is happiness to some
Or just another day gone
Life is work to pay our bills
Or hope for a decent meal
Life is home to a loving family
Or to your cell and ugly celly
Life is a night watching our favorite movie
Or living a life that should be a horror movie
Life is a place where everything is perfect...

Posted on 1/6/2019

A Fathers Prayer

The longing in my life is not a prayer for me, in the deep watches of the night I pray not selfishly.
I lift her life to you, her heart I know you love. I cannot protect her now below, please protect her from above.
You see her needs as I cannot, you hear her prayers I know, you feel her tears upon your cheek, please hold her as I go.
No man could love her as I do, no heart could miss her so....

Posted on 9/25/2017


A woman is truly amazing, flawless in the creation of such beauty. 
As a man were to love and cherish her, it’s our duty.
Ready to fulfill all of her needs, wants, and desires,
fully taking control and not waiting for something to transpire.
Being passionate and...

Posted on 4/10/2019

Still Holdin

I have been exiled from society,

A threat and a menace is what they call me.

As I sit and count those who are real,

I’m high in spirits, even while confined to concrete and steel.

The things that I cherish are so far away,

But I am not like the branch;

I will not wither or sway.

As I continue to strive and struggle for existence,

I do it with pride, knowledge...

Posted on 1/15/2019

My Confession

It’s time I open up, there’s no reason to hide
My pain runs deep because I’m hurting inside
Growing up I thought it was normal to be broke
But that didn’t stop my mom from doing dope
If she couldn’t get it then my butt she’d beat
I was 12 years old, she put me out on the street
I turned into a thief, “Why” you’ll see
Thinking if I support her habit, she’d love me
Over time...

Posted on 8/16/2015

Gone But I hope I’m Not Forgotten

Here today but as the wind blows I sway but neither here or there
I’m planted in drab shades of grey, from black I fade, I’m gone…
Hope I am still here and present in the minds of some, though the majority of them
Deaf or dumb or maybe just mindless ones in a zone of timeless webs of thought
Silkly spun.

Hope I am not forgotten…...

Posted on 6/25/2018

Destiny Mountains

Somewhere within, I’m free
I just have to dig deep and find that place within me,
Because this place below the pig’s feet
Is not my destiny.
No, it’s not my destiny.
It’s a place of temporary contingency;
Find inner-peace and be truly free,
Stay confined within the confines of my mind
Which keeps me in a constant state of...

Posted on 7/17/2017

“Ode To The Ex”

So I’m out with some friends, when I see you again
But you’re not by yourself, you’re with someone else
A cowboy hat and a white “V” tee, but I don’t like the way he looked at me
It might be the whiskey, it might be the beer, it might be his ass if he comes over here.
He follows you as you walk through the crowd, when you spot me and you...

Posted on 9/25/2018

In my grief, I share.

Leaves tumbling down,

My soul’s laid bare.


Clothed in flesh,

The rest; stripped and gone.

Against the winds howl,

I still stand strong.


Whether, in lush forests…

In the desert’s heat.

In the sun’s shine,

As the oceans weep.


Or in recognition

Of the hypocrisy of man.

As the...

Posted on 12/27/2018

The people around you don’t seem to care anymore

So much lies and secrets you wonder what friends are for

Nobody to talk with because their hearts are closed

They make jokes, you shed a tear and feel so alone


I’m no different, I’m just like you

In my moments of despair I don’t know what to do

Our paths are parallel, like your social-net site

I stare at my wall feeling the...

Posted on 4/1/2019

“Today I touch base with a friend, hoping she can hear me”

Tomorrow I wait for the day I touchdown, and she meets the real me

True men do exist, yet they’re hard to find

Someone with the Heart of Gold, so real, so kind

Everyone has flaws and imperfections, no one is perfect

But when we learn to see through the physical, we are perfectly imperfect

In our own ways we share our minds with others...

Posted on 11/28/2016

Magnum Opus

Some nights I just sleep…
I sleep dreamless at times but…
When I do dream?...
I dream of Ancient Egypt. I dream of
My beautiful Queens and Kings in chambers
Surrounded by animals of different sorts.
I can smell frankincense and myrrh…
I feel sandstone beneath my feet…
I observe…as a child of the Goddess all the
Marvels of a...

Posted on 9/18/2018

~Reflections~ Part 1

Precious reflection of mine, allow us to reflect on the rejections of time as we inspect the misconceptions of the neglections of a unique mind…

Confined conflict refines chaos by declining to impersonate. Designing a mined mind defined by defiance and inner reliance, not compliance. Resulting in an alliance with my higher self. Severing a resistance that always existed but was often mistaken as assistance...

Posted on 10/10/2018

A mere envelope, fragile but equipped.

Powerful as a rocket ship.

Capable as keys and sledgehammers.

Mightier than a fist.

Unlocking doors,

Crumbling walls,

Boundaries cease to exist.

Connect people.

Linking worlds.

Connecting souls.

Possibilities unfurl.


Mere words,...

Posted on 9/17/2018

Life is Living

Life is only lived when you actively engage
If you act like you’re afraid it can trap you in a cage
You can find yourself lost in an imaginary maze
In the ebbs and flows of imaginary waves
You get caught up in the currents til the passing of the phase
Finally leads you to decide against the passing of the days
Without making each a memory
No longer bound by anybody else’s energy...

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 9/27/2017

A letter or note from you to me;
a friendship that lasts eternally.
I seek to break up the day to day
to express what my heart has to say.

I want to have positive people around;
to share when I'm up or when I am down.
I want to hear all about you, too;
How was your day...what did you do?

More than this, I want to be free;
to live thru you, vicariously.
While I am...

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 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...