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Inmate Poetry

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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Self-Importance

You took my kids away from me

and they don’t even live with you

and the fed’s did too.

 

You put me on child support,

But you can eat too.

 

The fed’s fabricated my case

And your life is fabricated too.

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A Frail Old Angel's Cry

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”,...

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UNMASKED

Imagine waking up everyday

Getting out of bed to seize the day

Followed by a ritual and daily task

Of brushing your teeth, washing your face, and putting on your mask

Then walking out your inhabitant like everything is okay

You know, déjà vu of yesterday...

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Black Rose

Rising through 
chipped paint, rusty doors 
stained steel, and cracked floors, 
a black rose 
rose for an encore.
Rooted by tears of spilled dreams, 
and the soil of being deemed 
unenviable for life’s theme; 
yet...

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Expressions About Expression

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...

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“Some Things are Worth Fighting For”

Some things are worth

Fighting for,

Too important to

Just ignore,

Or,

Allow someone else

To hold,

Especially one who’s

So cold,

That he could overlook

And mother’s tears,

Then murder what she created

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Frank Roland #K-62115

~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...

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Daniel Thomas

Dance Me Outside

She was arrayed in purple and scarlet. With hair black as choke cherries, her eyes the brightest obsidian beneath dark lashes. Hips don’t lie and I marveled with great amazement. Never have I envisioned a more carnal enchantress of an Isis or Cleopatra, Queen of the...

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Tedric Dudley

Not Who I Used To Be

Look at me, what is it that you see? Is it the tattoos that
Have a gangster’s history, or, is it truly…Me? I hope
So because believe it when I tell you, I’m very much not
Who I used to be. Ah, man I’ve heard it said many ways
And ten times too...

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Raashon Jackson

In all my eagerness, for success to be reached

I remain poised, as still as the sign that says

Stop no longer distracted by the noise…

Hearing the world more clearly, a melody I can’t

forget, the universal signs & my thoughts collide

as I try not to...

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Surface of a Heart

Surface of a Heart

Standing on the surface of the heart searching for a way in
Stone, ice, metal, each has a key for a fresh laymen
Defenses built up stretched out pools so deep can’t wade in
Puzzles, riddles, pitfalls keep me sharp every time I gotta...

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ARE YOU LISTENING?

ARE YOU LISTENING?

I have been lonely;
Locked away inside my cell,
I was so alone;

Then came, one day, love –
Entering my cell and heart,
Awakening me,

Bittersweet the change
Within me, my heart alive
Yet in agony,...

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Native Nomad

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...

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Hostile Takeover

Hostile Takeover
By Daniel Thomas

In prison see us with the cleats on. Put the stomps on the who baller block on my entrepenatives. Still the most hated. Shout the news. We done paid our dues. On count too. It’s not how we can. It’s how we choose. Power moves,...

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Songs of Fire

Songs of Fire

I rise from the ashes to my knees,
From my knees to my feet,
Then I spread my arms out wide
As they metamorphose into wings,
My attention is fueled by the desire
To transcend myself higher and higher
As my vices are consumed by...

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Destiny Mountains

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;...

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Dear Friends

Dear Friends


When I think of you
I think of leaves falling in summers wind
I believe whole heartedly in your trust my friends
you've been her for me mor than those who share my DNA
and yet because of you I could care less they aren't her...

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Show Me

Show Me

I’m tired of these games of loving and leaving
Searching with my soul, body and mind
I’m begging, give me something to believe in
Show me trust and compassion of the truest kind
Exhume my heart from this draining bind
These lies...

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N8V Illuminati  

N8V Illuminati  

I’m so symbolic
Broke the 1st rule of fight club
Sacred truths so mystery
I don’t even know it.
Faceless movement
Editor N Chief
1st N8V on the moon
Mylzavelli Urban Heyoka 5150
Mylz...

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RUNIC POEM

RUNIC POEM

Late to bed early to rise; the herd needs watchful eyes.  Nomadic blood that no one can tame; preserve this blood not like the ancient beast slain.  Protect the clan that buds from man; thunder echoes throughout the land.  The energy of the God's is...

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Mylz Tha Damned

Mylz Tha Damned

We are down here.  Down here we all float.  In the belly of the beast, in case you ain’t know.  They call this place Hell.  I’ve come to call it home.  If you’re scared go to church.  I’m where the wild things...

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 Our Church

 

Our Church

We understand God is nearer to us in solitude.  There is a magnetic
and sacred connection that accumulates in solitude, but is quickly dissipated
by life in a crowd.  We would deem it sacrilege to build a house for the one
who is...

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 My Road to No Where

 

My Road to No Where

It's hard to stay focused and in touch with my dreams
To block out the voices and misguiding screams.
They echo in my mind and tell me the wrong road to take...
Attracting me to a world where everything is fake.
Including...

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People and Prison

People and Prison

People in the world wake up on a bed. People in prison wake up feeling dread. God remembers all the days you left.
People in the world answer their cell phones, people in prison the answer is gone, for God the answer is you're not alone.
People in...

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Faded Memories 

 

“Faded Memories”

The love in my heart
overwhelms my mind,
to the point my visions
blurry so I can’t see the line.
One that separates
Friend from foe
& lets me know,
When to hold on
or when to let go.
I see
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There Somewhere Way Back in the Day

There Somewhere Way Back in the Day
(A Ballad)

Words and melody by Rodney A. Warndahl
Copyright 2018

 

It is not too far distant
At least for my heart
Memories still remain

Encountering music and passion
There...

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Pokémon Sunshine and Digimon Daydream

Pokémon Sunshine and Digimon Daydream

The relics of my youth
CD player, Cable TV and a Playstation 2
I was a hero, A villain too
Even a giant robot from time to time

Cathartic moments and turbulent times
Most of my day spent inside
...

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 In The Depths of Solitude

 

In The Depths of Solitude

I exist in the depths of solitude
Pondering my true goal
Trying to find peace of mind
And still preserve my soul
(CONSTANTLY) yearning to be accepted
And from all receive respect
Never compromising but sometimes...

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Spawn Of Me (NDN Goddess)

Spawn Of Me (NDN Goddess)

In my mind, where I still hold my little dictator, my heart is filled with joy. I feel as blessed as the ponies are when the snows melt filling the streams with water and the fresh grass grows. It’s tradition for those who aspire to an NDN Princesses...

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