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Posted on 6/1/2018

True Beauty

Don’t pay attention to their looks,
But the beauty deep within,
That’s what truly counts,
And where true beauty begins.
All your flaws and faults, 
Molded them into the person that they are.
So different but unique,
Like a snowflake or a star.
You shine, you glow,
Only in your own special way.
You don’t fall in love with their...

Posted on 11/28/2016

Admire My Taste Part 1

Here stands the woman of words of fantasies inquisition…She is more than special V.S.O.P. involved with me like a legend and fairy tale where her affection is more than beauty to my pain who is beast. Sledge hammer to my unbreakable, brokenness…from where did you come to illuminate what I couldn’t see in my soul reflection? Are you a special spectrum of shade in an elusive vessel?

Posted on 12/4/2017

While dreaming one night, I had dreamt
A tale to tell…
I dreamt I saw an Angel. She wasn’t looking
Too well.
Her body bruised and battered; wings ripped
And torn.
I saw she could barely walk, She was tired
And all so worn.
Walking over to the Angel, I had asked how
This could be?
She could only look up at me. As she did her best
To smile. As she said...

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


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
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 10/10/2018

A mere envelope, fragile but equipped.

Powerful as a rocket ship.

Capable as keys and sledgehammers.

Mightier than a fist.

Unlocking doors,

Crumbling walls,

Boundaries cease to exist.

Connect people.

Linking worlds.

Connecting souls.

Possibilities unfurl.


Mere words,...

Posted on 3/3/2017

Southern Breeze [Country]

Emerald fields where love can bloom
Blue skies, where black birds fly
Lookin’ into your dark brown eyes
There’s no place I rather be but here

A dirt road that winds real tight
A bonfire in the middle of the night
Sittin’ beside you holding your hand
Moments like this, make me feel so alive

Carolina farms pass us...

Posted on 12/24/2018

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 own link

It shows us there is more to life than we idly think


As a blizzard prevents all work and movement


Posted on 2/1/2018

In Search of Love

I don’t love some of you, I love all of you…
Your smile, the twinkle in your eyes, the way you
Walk, beautiful the sound of your voice when
You talk…
Love will overlook any flaw that you may see, because in my eyes
I’ve got the woman, my Queen.  Someone with...

Posted on 3/14/2019

                         Lost and Found

Lost in my seclusion, embarrassed and ashamed;

I have realized the truth; It’s myself I have to blame!


A desperate cry for help, to our Lord up above;

Knowing of His greatness, longing for His love!


No need to try to...

Posted on 12/13/2016

Grandfather Envy

I’ve a future in envy,
An unparalleled innocence of conscious abilities,
None hostile nor docile but impalpable,
I use my conflicting past to temper my
Current existence, rectifying my tattered wings,
An envied sparrow…
I think of minutes, staring at time, taunting
It to fight me.
Can’t the face of Ol’ grandfather time see that

Posted on 6/17/2019

“This P.O.E.M. is the (Product of Every Man):


I feel I’ve come a long way,
Although there are memories in my past dark and grey,
Or I’m locked away, for forever and a day;
I still see the sun’s ray.

I’m real, in the gardens I play,
There’s nothing false I’d every portray.
Years ago, I would’ve tried shooting the light out of the sky,
Not knowing why; now I look to the...

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 12/18/2017


I just found a woman with beauty so rare, I
Promise to show you how much I care.
By giving you the attention you need,
The love and support everyday that you spend with me.
Heaven will be a reality instead of a dream.
In my arms you will always be.
The treasure on earth can put a smile on your face;
Skies will be the limit once I leave this place.
Above every problem...

Posted on 4/30/2019

"Shoplifting Philosophy"

Don’t use drugs and shoplift is my philosophy,

take heed or you will experience pain and misery...

Shoplifting is not an innocent crime,

it will lead to doing time...

Things can happen that you least expect,

like putting people in danger and having a car wreck...

Please take heed to my philosophy,

I learned the hard way and caused myself misery...

Posted on 4/18/2019

Fading Memories

The memories of you and the wonderful moments we shared,

Seem to me that they are vanishing,

And draining from our lives,

Like water in a bucket with holes…

The wonderful friendship we had is vivid in my soul,

Did you know that traces of you are found throughout different moments of my life?

You’re still here, but you’re really not,

It’s obvious that the droplets...

Posted on 2/4/2019


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 up your head,

I saw my light in you –

A ghostly and familiar light

that chilled my moonlight spine.

For if you were...

Posted on 3/8/2018

My life before prison
was broken and sad.
The life of a drunkard,
A liar, a cad.
I've spit in the faces
Of family and friends,
And don't have the courage
To pursue their amends.
It's been four long years
Since I had my last drink,
Yet my actions still haunt me
Everytime that I blink.
Does the pain that I've caused
Deserve absolution?...

Posted on 3/11/2019

In Flux (Of leverage and levity)

To hate the soundless sounds,
Like sunburnt backs.
Jumping here and there to escape
The passive psychic sores;
That these micro-grains
Polluting my veins
In vain, have
Surrendered to a Slavic weeper’s woe
1,2,3,4,5,6 – flip a card.

Inebriated by the toxic sounds –
The grinding; the gnashing; the pound(ing) of
The fear...

Posted on 1/25/2019


I want to be your Everything,

What I mean by this is that I want to be your World,

The sun you see when you look at the sky in the morning and throughout the day
until it sets,

In addition I desire to be the moon you see when you look upon the sky at night,

I want to be the air that's being.inhaled within your lungs,

I want to be the one you-see-when you look in the mirror, as...

Posted on 1/18/2018


Make It Up To You

I've been in jail since you’ve been months old, I know.
And I know you’re angry because your face and voice tell me so.
In your eyes I've only been a disappointment to you and your brothers.
But when you look at it, it’s not just y’all, it’s plenty others.
I haven’t taught you anything that a father should.
But I praise your mother because she’s doing everything she could...

Posted on 1/14/2019

“Sweet Strangers”

“You have mail…”
The words of heaven
Like water.
To the unfortunate in hell.

Addressed from a stranger
To deliver hope
To the hopeless
So meticulous, her thoughts
She enclosed
Under this postage.

The blissful aroma of her letter
Priceless pleasure…
Taken for granted.
Savor the fragrance
As I read...

Posted on 3/25/2019

I’m cool

And irate

Top ten

Both, a fool

Mad, hate

And again

And, again

I’m cool

I begin

To stop

Be straight

Like a pen

I mean

To mean

What I say

To stay

On my path

On the way

Have faith

Just in case

I don’t win


To stress;

A friend,

Is what I need...

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 7/15/2019

Daydreaming of a life, to live in
Instead of existing, bound by the shackles of my condition
Not just the physical walls that confine me,
But the mentally oppressive state that surrounds me…

Daydreaming of a life, that isn’t defined by
Circumstance, but by the character of the man, God,
Of the image I was made in, to see the pictures
3D instead of just two dimensions…

Daydreaming of a life,...

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 10/23/2018

Dreams of Reality?

Last night I had the most beautiful dream
It was so real or so it did seem
I woke up from my slumber and a visitor appeared
It was you standing there, your eyes filled with tears
I pulled you close and whispered, “Baby don’t cry”
“I’ll always love you til the day I die”.
I held you and kissed the tears from your face
The tears dissolved and a smile took their place

Posted on 12/10/2018


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 only to
Make room for new bearers of oxygen –

I am from the winds that carry it.

I am from the breeze that blows the hair

Posted on 2/1/2015

"Lost Words"

Pen in hand, paper at my desk I put down words I want to say forgotten all the rest.

Words they flow from my mind through my heart down to this pen and paper and that's how it starts.

Shutting out all interruptions around me, just pen, paper and words of finding.

All my worries, hurt, anger and fears, I put down on paper for someone to hear.

I scream, I shout in words I...

Posted on 8/13/2017

Focused on doing the time, just not to lose my mind, something about the struggle, is so define, so the love is hard to find, imagine searching and clawing for every nickel and dime, raised in a concrete jungle, all while doing time, so many tears, but unable to cry. I tried time after time, sometimes I feel I was built for this, picking loyalty over money every time cost me my life, but never again.