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Inmate Poetry

DeAries Collins

Never Forget How Much

I know you've never enjoyed real love in this life.

Crying on the phone I know you had them nights, thinking it's a struggle not to live in spite.  I wasn't looking for my friend when I reached out, but I was looking for my wife.   Love songs...

22 users have voted.

Jesse Camacho

Once The Mask Is Off


The mask I wear, to hide this pain and fear,

inside I cry, tear after tear.

This guard stays up, day after day,

my face is hidden, as I continue to fade away.

I run, from how I feel,

this suffer within, is all so...

38 users have voted.

Quashan Turner

Channels of Thoughts

The new avenue to be noticed and show your talents so the world can see your growth.

Being on topic for just a moment brings joy just to know individuals took the time to take part in my story!

Incarceration doesn't define me, just one of the many...

13 users have voted.

Victor Hernandez #242848

I’m from East Phoenix, you can tell how I talk,
An I gotta lil bop every time that I walk.
She got the Lovis shoes with the suede on the tip,
With the Seven skinny jeans, lookin fly as a jet.
This Gucci boy fresh, drippin all in the pen,
The first time she wrote she...

17 users have voted.

Ricardo Vasquez

“She’s Human”

I spoke to her today, and she spoke to me.

I saw in her eyes a light I have never seen before, I sensed in her voice a kindness I had never seen in her.

But I also sensed that she did not want to let her guard down.

So I asked myself, “Why is this, I...

18 users have voted.

Lonely Prison Cell

Have you ever seen the sunshine from a lonely prison cell, or felt so alone inside, but had no one to tell?

Everyone says they miss you and wish that you were there, but deep down inside you know they just don’t care.

You see the same ole mail man as he greets a hundred men, but...

33 users have voted.

Marvellus Lucas


What is a dream but what you interpret it to be.  A dream is but necessity.

Dying without purpose and dreaming.  Something bigger than oneself, living for just one embrace fighting life.  In it’s space.

Walking thru desert to find an oasis or is it to...

20 users have voted.

Patrick Sheltraw #597035


So, if this is temporary, then where do I go from here?
As I watch the snow start to fall, only means it’s the end of another year.
I sit here and think to myself that the next few years aren’t going to be easy.
Now that I got a chance to think about how out...

15 users have voted.

You're Precious

You’re precious

Valuable. I admire you

Gazing in your eyes

Got me floating in the sky

Like paper in the wind

I get paper and I win

I know it’s starting off shakey

But it gets greater at the end

I got my plans to empower you


21 users have voted.

Lawrence Mix

Earthians Prayernent

One of: Our Own

Almighty Creator of/of sunof

Perfection of Perfection

Of sunon



Engages this Earthian prayernent style


The Prayer/is: (Personal prayer silently...

13 users have voted.

Floyd Greene #G14745

"Battlefield" searing pain from the sword protruding out my chest, the red orange glow of the blade cutting through my flesh. a clean blow to the heart, no battle, no mess. who would believe I sought out this pain? far from suicidal, but I searched again and again. it was like I had an...
15 users have voted.

Patrick Sheltraw


So, if this is temporary,then where do I go from here? 
As I watch the snow start to fall, only means it’s the end of another year. 
I sit here and think to myself that the next few years aren’t going to be easy. 
Now that I got a chance to think...

14 users have voted.

William Carroll

Soul Of A Winner

I always believe I'll win

through and through,

I'm the same, beginning until the end.

even the ending has a beginning.

As I begin to devolve for you who I am,

I revolve,

I evolve so new a Spirit,

Can you feel my...

16 users have voted.

Richard Powell #1154216

By Me – Richie P.

Every time I step outside
I look at the sky as a place I may
Someday physically reside.

Blind to science, my mind
Slides against the grains of the toughest grinds
High hopes to someday find
One that coincides...

13 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191

“Love and Loyalty”

Love and Loyalty. A mythological unicorn that everyone dreams of capturing. As slippery as the slime and grime found in the muddiest marshes, but as potent as the perfume wafting from a French harlot. Love and Loyalty. The yin and yang of our heart structure. To have...

9 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191

“The Meaning of It All”

I stuck my hand in the murkiness of the future, feeling around for the purpose of my life. My fingers grazed many possibilities, but could never quite get a firm grip on their reality. Opportunities slipped through my hand in some waste on more than one occasion,...

8 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191


The night I died, I was bitten by love. Its venom coursed through my existence like the blood that supplied oxygen to my soul. It trapped me in a reality that was beyond my recognition. Opened a set of eyes that I never even knew existed, thus altering my perception like it was...

8 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191

“Reasons and Seasons”

They say that people come into your life for a reason or a season. Please tell me then, what’s the reason God allows people to come into your life for a season only to commit emotional treason? Breezed in like a hurricane, dropping torrents of pain upon your island...

9 users have voted.

Dontay Johnson

When I’m talked about aloud, and don't feel shame in what I do.

and the positive outweigh negative, like I finally got the clue.

When my dreams are finally met, and no longer what I pursue

and they speak of me in kindness, no matter the color of their hue.


5 users have voted.

Chiron Prewit #R-13632

Better Days

Just wait until the rain turns to sunshine,
While living with joy and pain we must
All keep a peace of mind.
Understand that if we can make it
Through the night, there’s a brighter day.
If I hold on to my faith I shall
See your pretty smile...

10 users have voted.

Justin Erskine

Winter’s over Mama

And in that flash before

Spring hits its stride

I breathe

Dark petrichor gritty

In my lungs

Excoriated esophagus

But winter is over Mama

Expelling its chill

And the warm burrowing layers

We tucked...

10 users have voted.


What’s the difference between failure and success?

Misery’s blow to the heart versus accomplishment’s gentle caress.

Each day our choices bring us a little closer to one.

Although death is a lot closer to some.

You can bow down to hard times, or let adversity put...

12 users have voted.

Michael Turner #16A2297 (973901)

Beautiful woman wherever you are, I feel your energy close or far,
Even though I don’t know you, I know who you are,
You are my world, I am your star.
Blessings on blessings were sent from the Heavens,
I prayed for your love and asked for forgiveness,
God is my...

15 users have voted.

Artez Brewer #73570-112

"A Poem for You"

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade right, at the end of the tunnel there is always a light.
If time is of the essence, Right now is the time, Lord knows good friends are hard to come by.
We're only...

10 users have voted.

Marino Leyba

Expanding my horizons

A mist, a soft breeze comes over me, unexpectedly!

I’m alone, and so far from home.  

I’m left open, I’m vulnerable to the elements.

The skylight, the twilight.

I made a vow that night.

I made a vow to continue my search...

18 users have voted.

Reginald Manning #320-223

Last Night
By: R.J. Manning

Last night I cried.
My tears encapsulating bad dreams and abandoned hope.
My view shingled by prison bars.
I hear the world, blind to its beauty, society blind to me.
I’m the ever present memory, forgotten but forever felt.

37 users have voted.

Michael Sutton #01814489


How do I know I'm living the life you won't me to live?
If you believe in the father you shall give in.
How do I know I'm on the path you wont me to travel?
If you believe in the gavel you believe in the Bible.
How do I talk to you?If you walk with me...

14 users have voted.

Stephen Festa #16568-014

“Broken Pieces”

All you ever had to do was stay and never leave
You told me that you loved me; that I’m all you’ll ever need.
You had me wrapped around your finger – you really had it made
But you walked out the door instead and all we had just went away.
I told...

18 users have voted.

Danny Varela #75816-004

“You Hold The Key To My Heart”

Look at your palm, that’s the key.
You’re the only one that has the key.
When you put your palm on my heart,
It will automatically transfer your
Heartbeat into mine.
The frequency reads, the sequence
Of loyalty, with...

13 users have voted.

Ledarren hawkins

Love is A Acronym

What is love? Love is work, love is kind, love is an emotion, love is passionate, love is a creation.  But love to me is an acronym.  it is:

Listening and learning about the people you care about.

Observing the things that keep them happy or...

12 users have voted.