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Inmate Poetry

Posted on 4/30/2013

STICK

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
down…
down…
down…
to the next kid. That if indeed I tripped...

Posted on 6/11/2018

Independence Day

There’s food to eat
and a band to play.
It’s all part of the celebration
For our Independence Day.
We gather together
We laugh and we talk.
Still we ought to give thanks
For the people who fought.
All the wars and battles
That made and kept us free.
For the soldiers who died
For you and for me.
They fought with...

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 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 4/9/2015

Coe

How much of her smile remains;
In the distance behind her eyes.
With illusions cast on her soul.
Erasing the beauty in her mind.
Victim to innocence;
Betrayed by the heart.

How much of love is imagined,
without a measure of hurt.
In the struggle to breathe again.
To see into foreign eyes;
that same unyielding hunger.

Abandoned.
In this world...

Posted on 12/9/2017

Mrs. Edible

A woman is known by the company her mind keeps.
And if you hear what comes out of her heart, goes to a heart.
And when you love yourself like she do, it’s a romance for eternity.
She (spouse) is priority, rapture is what she brings to the table.
That table, has a nutritious substance to maintain life and growth.
It’s a magnificent sight illuminating and plentiful,...

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 7/9/2018

Native Nomad
By Daniel Thomas

Great Spirit shed light on my path second generation orphan, native nomad. Just a young man cub, raised without a mother’s love. The underdog nobody wanted to see win. Born in sin? No. But I walk a black road. Fugitive, no home on my homeland. Live so fast, they buried me alive. Nationwide, I was made to fight, before I knew what I was fighting for. Going back to my roots on the Powwow...

Posted on 3/26/2018

“My Final Hours Without You”

Damn, World, can you believe that we have at last made it to this state of afterwards and that these are my final hours without you?

In a few hours from here, there will be no more sentimental eye-water cascading down the side of my face as it crashes into my pillow like the rising surf onto a dark and lonesome beach, while I stare a million miles into the ceiling beholding you,...

Posted on 3/13/2018

Waiting 2 Be Found

Friendship is hard to find, I seek while you hide.
As I search but still can’t find.
I continue my search while keeping hope alive.
Because I know you’re out there trying to find me.
But it’s like our roles are reversed.
You’re seeking, while I’m hiding.
I know it will be wondrous when I find you,
Or you find me, our bond will be solid...

Posted on 2/21/2017

“A Picture and a Thousand Words”

People say a picture can say a thousand words, but can a picture tell you the stories of the scars on my face? To the scars on my heart?

Did my picture tell you my goals and my dreams? The things that I have and haven’t accomplished?

Or did my picture tell you the man I am? Or the man I am destined to be?

If it did? There is nothing to be said. But if it...

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 9/18/2018

I Meant

I meant to hold you today
I meant to give you the touch
You needed so much,
I meant to give you a hug.
Instead my fears got the best of me and
I walked off with a shrug.
I meant to tell you I love you
I meant to pull you close and
Tell you how much I care.
I meant to show you what you mean to me
I meant my love for you to feel and see.
Instead my fears got the...

Posted on 4/17/2018

The Angel Without Wings

As if she’s walking on air an angel glides into a room, “so captivating” commanding attention of all in attendance, her presence felt throughout one’s body so blissfully, as blood boils every nerve ending tingles with sensation with savoring lustful thoughts.

The Creator blesses the very best with such ambiance and only the best possess the magnetism to conjoin hearts...

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 5/19/2015

“One Life”

Life is full of hard,
And difficult circumstances
All we do is a struggle
For little to no advances.

Don’t let your stress,
Magnify your worries
Slow down, take a deep breath
Progress seldom hurries.

To try and understand life,
Is our natural temptation
Calm down, do it too much
You’ll only find frustration.

...

Posted on 6/28/2017

 

“One Hundred”

I’m grateful to have a special
person like you, through all
the trial and tribulations
you still pull through.
And staying true to being a
good friend indeed, lending
that helping hand to a
friend in need.
Regardless of the sacrifices
you have to take, no
mountain you won’t climb,
to keep the promises you make.
“That’s Real”, hard to...

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 9/8/2014

“A Wish For You”

WISHING YOU: To be peaceful in mood!

YOUR HEART: Tap in happiness!

YOUR FEELINGS: Joyful,
vivid in all of the emotional colors!

YOUR SOUL: Free,
to be in oneness with nature!

YOUR SPIRIT: Alive,
with versatility arise to meet all of your high goals and values!

YOUR HEALTH: Robust,
as a beautiful flower takes from the sun and rain...

Posted on 11/21/2018

One night I had a dream, it left a tale to tell.

I dreamed I saw an Angel. Poor thing he was not well.

His body was bruised and battered. His wings, ripped and torn.

I saw that he could barely walk he was tired and worn.

I walked right up and asked him, “Angel”, how could this be?

He turned and paused a bit, then these words he spoke to me,

I am your guardian Angel a mighty task as you can see...

Posted on 1/5/2016

Dying To Meet You

Through the circumstances
Of predicaments we meet
Blindly over distance…
Though chains that bind
This caged bird physical
Gives his Olympian spirit
No resistance…
Fashioned from the weight
Of the world heavy enough to
Birth and crush diamonds…
Like the phoenix I still arise
Before your eyes from ashes to flames
Across the horizon.
...

Posted on 4/18/2018

 

I hold it down inside these walls
Like all my OG’s told me to
Shoot in spades and makin calls
Just passin time like homies do
Feeling blue but in a groove
Like bumpin to some oldie tunes
Baby girt I thought you knew
That gangsters get lonely too
Got so much heart
That I got plenty left to give away
Lookin for Love inside the darkness
That I live today
And...

Posted on 4/29/2016

Against My Will


I continue to rise above it….
Rich in spirit my net worth
unfathomable in strength i can
muster, when life’s custom and
product is too much and out of my
budget….
Against my will i….
still rise….
like goose bumps in icy winds through
clouds “in” sky, into the open air when
the world weighs me...

Posted on 10/24/2018

Expression flaunts
The way we feel
On mocking taunts
Spieled for our kneel.

Do you - Be you
In the battle
Verses of you
Against prattle.

Turn down the bass
On the music
Tuned to debase
your Politick.

Sculpture pieces
Mouthed agape
In Expertise
Of your voices shape.

Canvass your art
With bold statements
Canvassed from heart...

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

For...

Posted on 4/3/2017

The Love of the Season Autumn

In the crisp gentle wind of fall
You can see the beautiful brown autumn leaves big and small
Jack-O-Lanterns, bats and candy corn delight the children
But the biggest treat of all lies within them
A big smile across their face is what parents seek
To see their bright faces say “Trick or Treat”.

A time of Harvest, the season is of plenty
To...

Posted on 4/1/2017

It’s Already Yours

If you need hope/I’ll pray for you
If you need help/I’ll fight for you
If you need an ear/I’ll listen
If you need understanding/I’ll understand
If you need trust/ then it’s a must
If you need a hug/come closer to me
If you need sex/then I’ll be your best
If you need money/I’ll give you my last penny
If you need...

Posted on 5/12/2017

“I Wonder”

I wonder as I sit in this cell in my own personal
hell.
How long will it last?  Another year, two or three!
I don’t know, but I try not to let it bother me
through!
Somedays tend to be harder than others, which sometimes
Make me wonder, what my life would have
been like if I had a loving mother.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know that my...

Posted on 3/10/2014

A WAYWARD SAILOR


All is lost though it seems,

Without my compass it’s just dreams.

A wayward sailor, that I am,

With no lighthouse I’m on the lam.

 

The waves crash over against my hull,

Which forces me to take hold and mull.

I fasten the lines and batten down,

Praying with all my might not to drown.

A strong...

Posted on 2/11/2019

My Loss

Just received the heart-rending news late today,
My best friend died a sudden death yesterday.

When the whole wide world was completely a drain,
You were there to ease the unbearable pain,
Always helping to keep me mentally sane.

Now I’m having trouble living in this space
Got me feeling like I’ve stumbled, losing this race
Chasing the memories of your fleeting face.

The...