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Inmate Poetry

Hard Times

Hard Times

Who will be here
Who will stay
How will I make it through today
Lie to me that's fool
Who will make me smile
I need love where could it be
I'm hungry with nothing to eat
Who will be my beauty to this beast
Keep positive thoughts...

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I Dream

I Dream

I dream of a day of success, a day when poverty and struggle no longer exist in my life.

But it's just a dream some say! An unreachable goal! They say I dream to big!!!

These are the words of a dreamless fool with no destination.

So I laugh, and I hold...

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Falling Out Of Love, Fall Again

Hear me
See me
My desperate pleas
Night
Day
I’m living in extremes
Hurt me
Hate me
If nothing else at all
Will you clean me
Will you heal me
After the fall?
I’d ask for love
Normally
It leaves me
With...

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Change

An example of crazy is continuing to be the same.

When the same has never prospered you being a fool is what you claim.

Quit hunting things that should not be.  Enjoy life is what to do.

Turn in that dated uniform, and try on something new.

Negativity has no...

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Time of the Essence

Time of the essence is a blessing

Once you know how to decipher time, use it at your own discretion

A lot of times I'm wondering, guessing, searching for my own protection

Not from physical harm, but my mental connections

To reach out to a stranger as if he's my...

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Alberto Granados

Heavy Load pt. 2

Spiraling out of control, can't recall the cause of it all.
Self destruction, loneliness, been betrayed death and pain.
Suppressing the memories of so many loved ones I've lost.
Manifesting as scars, emotional and physical,
heart and soul like a...

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Damon Williams

Certainly Uncertain...

I am caught within a vortex of deep

emotion, simultaneously submerged in joy and pain...

Hope and despair, sensitivity and masculinity... I am

helplessly shattered, yet whole, doubtfully trusting the

throes of my senses... Inflated...

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Motivation

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...

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Nipsey

Time and time again
Senseless violence takes
A friend, brother, sister
Mother, father or child
All the while,
The world keep spinning around.

Another soul lost
Too many tears shed
Feelings of emptiness surround us
Another great human is...

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Fire in my Heart

The Fire in my Heart

Came from God above

It's such a wonderful blessing

to receive his holy love

He kindled a fire

that makes me whole

It started in my heart

burns deep in my soul

He picked up this poor sinner

He sent me on...

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A Woman's Beauty

A Woman’s Beauty

Created from man she was,

the womb of life she is,

a blessing from the creator because,

she provides substance for this.

Reference the womb that bore you

she's the woman who creates life,

a life fashioned and if you only...

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“Pain Is Love”

How’s a man supposed to feel when the police take his freedom.
Then he’s forced to watch as his woman slowly leaves him,
Her family and her friends telling her she doesn’t need him.
Leading to a phone call where she claims she’s lost all feeling,
Tears in his eyes as he...

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Christopher Martinez #02048726

I can’t lie, you’re one of a kind, I won’t find another one like you, to make all my dreams come true.
What else am I to do, but love you forever and a day, the way you make me feel, the things you say can’t be explained anyway.
Love’s complicated, emotionally evaluated, highly...

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If These Scars Could Talk

If these scars could talk,
What would my wounds say?
Would they speak of pain,
Endured along the way?
Of broken hearts left in my wake,
Of tears, prayers went up in vain?
If these cars could talk,
The monologue would be of sorrow!
Mistakes of...

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Sebastian Award

This being human is a guest house

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

Some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

Who violently...

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Pablo Maldonado #1000900002

Do not fear that I shall hurt your feelings, disappoint you or even break your heart. What I promise is nothing more than everything I am now and everything I will be with you. All I want is to make ready every wonder of your thoughts, cast ourselves into the whirl of endless possibilities in...

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Lawrence Buckner #48324-039

It is essential that we address this very important aspect of life, which is to live in the moment. All of us at one point in time or another have been tripped by past situations that have caused (by our negative self-encouragements) many years of incomfortability. This pernicious process has...

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Brent Bellah #1077684

Passion For Art

It begins in the mind as a seed planted in soil,
Scenes that form from the colors of imagination,
Taking shape within the soul to boil,
Each object pieced together from fragmentation.

The picture is drawn out of shapes to lay a foundation,
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Javier Medina

“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...

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Joseph Ceretti

If It Was Me

Police are killing innocent people at an alarming rate,

And none of its hearsay, everything is caught on tape.

Even with that overwhelming evidence, free, away they walk,

I pray for the mothers whose sons lie in chalk…

People like myself who...

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Dereck Webb #128906

Fly Together
By: GRRGACHE

Baby don’t you worry
Every thing will be alright
Jus hold tight by my side
Together we’ll fly high
Above the mountain skies
Over oceans and around the world a thousand times –

Baby don’t you worry
Every thing...

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Robert Justin Mize #01032802

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...

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Kyle Perz

Tick tock goes the clock

Dripping down the walls

Melted wax and broken glass.

are on Epitaph for all time.

The final wave is on its way

Sent by Cybia's hand

a team of 3 to save the world

Aura's bracket shines bright

First the...

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Moonface

 

My childhood self looked down at me

from deep in the full moon’s face.

His eyes did not remember me,

for these eyes took their place.

He squinted his eyes and frowned and said,

“You look like a boy I knew”.

Just then when you tilted...

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The paradox of life

At times I’d rather write my thoughts than sit and write my family.

Expressions of my youth reflect through truth and understanding.

The problem with that is understanding has been amiss.

So expressions of a twisted individual are what exist.

Should I take a razor...

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Almighty

10/25/13

The words I speak are true,  if you do not believe me listen to the news.

You say nothing is going to happen, but have you forgotten disasters?

You say all is good and okay, but why do you stay?

I am the Lord your creator, so please let me do you a...

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Soldier Boy

The first time I held you,

So small and brand new;

Tears came to my eyes;

And I whispered, “I love you”.

 

The first words you spoke,

Were music to my ears;

I was the one you ran to,

And got you through your fears.

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Snowfall upon children

All around nothing but white

But everywhere you look, you can see signs of life

A snowman dressed with grandpa’s old clothes

The little children make Frosty with a smiling pose

The joy of life can never be more present

The presence of snow is always its...

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Gage Binger

You will never know what a letter can mean until you have been where I am, or been through what I’ve been through.

I’m confined to a world behind four walls where no one can see me, and I receive no calls or visits.

Often I sleep and wake up alarmed, thinking that my family,...

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Gardy Jean-Baptiste #04A2387

“EVERYTHING”

I am from the tree that birthed the leaf
Which fed the caterpillar who evolved into itself.
I am self with the universe. I – AM – WE
Equals ME – are eternal, in that sense, death is only promised to circumstance.

For like the tree whose leaves fall...

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