One of: Our Own
Almighty Creator of/of sunof
Perfection of Perfection
Engages this Earthian prayernent style
The Prayer/is: (Personal prayer silently...
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...
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 evolve so new a Spirit,
Can you feel my...
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...
“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...
“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,...
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...
“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...
Winter’s over Mama
And in that flash before
Spring hits its stride
Dark petrichor gritty
In my lungs
But winter is over Mama
Expelling its chill
And the warm burrowing layers
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
“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...
This is the best time for laughs and smiles.
With joyful hearts, and giddy juveniles.
Welcome the season that's so full of cheer
From spinning dreidels, to seeing reindeer.
No matter the color, education, or creed.
There's a hearty “...
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...
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...
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,...
“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...
What is love?
Love is doing all you can for another, even if it means giving the shirt off your back. Love is being there for another, regardless of when, where, or why. Love is making sure another is happy, even if that very happiness causes you pain.
What is love?
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...
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.
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...