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Posted on 5/23/2018


Dano’s Girl

She has a lot to bring to the table
She can provide for her own
And has done many things on
her own strength.  When you come into
her life, offer your help and provide it
whether she freely accepts it or not. She
is independent, but that doesn’t mean she
doesn’t like having someone she can depend

She was a brave soul, a rebel at heart.

Posted on 10/24/2018

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
Mouthed agape
In Expertise
Of your voices shape.

Canvass your art
With bold statements
Canvassed from heart...

Posted on 9/8/2014

The Value Of Friendship

FRIENDSHIP: Is the appreciations of all beings humans, animals, plants, etc….
                        The harmony and natural order of life!

FRIENDSHIP: Is godly in character!

FRIENDSHIP: Is being kind, being mindful, being respectful,

Posted on 12/9/2017

Mrs. Edible

A woman is known by the company her mind keeps.
And if you hear what comes out of her heart, goes to a heart.
And when you love yourself like she do, it’s a romance for eternity.
She (spouse) is priority, rapture is what she brings to the table.
That table, has a nutritious substance to maintain life and growth.
It’s a magnificent sight illuminating and plentiful,...

Posted on 2/25/2019

Fly Together

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 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...

Posted on 11/12/2018


What sensation to be this amazing
I’m collecting many praises
From all these different faces
Tell’em who’s the greatest of’em all
Yea I took some falls
Might’ve stumbled in the halls
But I climbed every wall
While walking every bridge
Just trying to get my glimpse
Of what greatness is
So I hop every fence
In my search for evidence
That greatness still...

Posted on 7/2/2018

Parallel Existence

Everyday, waking up in a cold place, no face
Just a name and number
Hunger pains rumbling in my soul
I think that I’m going under
Yes, minor blunders will rip you asunder
Between the tension on the yard
To these punk ass pigs, faking like they’re large
Are you really going to question why I’m self-medicating?
Wasting my mind is a terrible...

Posted on 11/29/2017


I want to be there when you need me.

I want to hug you when you’re sad.

I want to be the person you come to, even when you’re mad.

No matter what I'll always listen and give you nothing but love.

I want to be your king and you my queen, living life madly in love.

Posted on 2/11/2019


Love captured under false pretenses
Heart manipulated by facades…

The love of Venus thrown off course
By confusing forces from Mars.

Inner storms brewing chaos
Raindrops form puddles on her feet.

Drop by drop from her chin
Yet momentarily huddled in her cheek.

Priceless diamond girl blinded,
Shining…somewhat oblivious.

Her security and confidence

Posted on 10/9/2017

In the mountains
The air is fresh and clear
In the mornings we breakfast on the patio, birds are singing
And the dawn is full of anticipation
The Earth is alive,
With the Sun comes hiking through meadows, cannon balls
Into icy water, finding new fishing holes or
Returning to reliable ones.

When eagles go to their aerie, bats come out in force
We’ll eat what we caught and...

Posted on 1/14/2019

Hope to me is life.  Without hope there is no life.

Hope is what keeps me breathing, hope that someday

things will get better.  Hope that I can change,

that others will see that change.

Hope that the future will be less painful than the past.

Hope that freedom exists outside of me.  Hope that

God exists for me.  Hope that I’m not too old

or too late, not too much nor...

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 4/19/2015

"Incarcerated Memios"

I swear the iron bars and four walls can be too much to bear,
I swear it becomes worse when those at home don't show they care.
So I grin and bear because the pain of recidivism nobody wants to hear,
Shoot me in my head before I shed on tear.
Have I taken someone's life? No but the government wants me dead.
Not physically but mentally and rip me to shreds....

Posted on 8/7/2017


Sitting in my cell, confused and broken-hearted,
Thinking how I got here and how this all started.
This will be the deepest thing that I ever wrote,
Small steps into giant, that’s my favorite quote.
They say a champion is born everyday,
If that’s true then I was born yesterday.
I know I can never change the past
But it won’...

Posted on 11/23/2018

Passage of Black


The cover of darkness,

wraps us up warmly.

In its essence we exist

But seldom realize we’re alive. 

Death has no meaning as it holds,

Even in the grip when it’s cold.

Forever attuned to the brighter side,

of this world we hide,

but failed like we never tried.

Life is beautiful they say,

When beauty is born black and...

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 6/19/2018

Mail Call

Darkness and loneliness fill my cell
With pain and fear too great to yell.

I wait for the mailman
To deliver a letter to me
As I wipe away tears
That no one will see.

I pray so sincere
With my head bowed to the heavens above
“Please God! Soon! Send a letter of love”.

I long to gaze upon pages so dear
Written riches on pages

Posted on 10/17/2016

The following is an affidavit.  It is a written statement of facts pertaining to a particular sequence of events, which provides a narrative with a disjointed and sporadic tale.  When we write, we draw from our own experiences, creating a window to our world with our words.  This concept is illustrated in ‘Strewn along a Highway’, which is an account of my experience with suppressed memories that I found myself reliving in the...

Posted on 10/29/2018


I’m trying to stay free in my mind because freedom of my mind will be my only escape. I’m trying to be more productive of myself for myself and even though that may sound selfish, I have to do things like this or I become useless to myself and to others. Because I’m trying to stay free in my mind because freedom of my mind will be my only escape.

So leave me to my peace and I’ll leave you to yours, not to say that I am...

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 1/5/2016

Dying To Meet You

Through the circumstances
Of predicaments we meet
Blindly over distance…
Though chains that bind
This caged bird physical
Gives his Olympian spirit
No resistance…
Fashioned from the weight
Of the world heavy enough to
Birth and crush diamonds…
Like the phoenix I still arise
Before your eyes from ashes to flames
Across the horizon.

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 2/4/2019

Until you been arrested and spent endless days in jail, and walked a 1000 miles without leaving your cell.

Until you’ve lost your family and you’re utterly alone and you tried to seek comfort, to find out it was left at home.

Until you face the judge and entered your guilty plea, and heard them screw up words you won’t be free.

Until your days turn to months and months turn into years and you’ve stayed awake at night...

Posted on 1/17/2016

Lotus Flower Bomb

Lotus flower of the freshest petals,
Blooming in the ambience of heavens
Hidden in esoteric meaning beyond
The most precious special….
Lotus flower….
The very meaning to adorn in exquisite
Lotus flower, I can’t guess your
It’s like Jasmin sweet scented cinnamon,
Lemon vanilla, exotic, yes yes...

Posted on 10/8/2015


The hurt and pain I feel runs through me so deep.
That most nights it robs me of my sleep.
I’m all alone in this nightmare of mine.
I had hoped it would end if just given some time.
Never in my life did I figure this side of me I’d see.
I hate this feeling because of what it's doing to me.
I can’t understand what brought about this change
But I...

Posted on 11/28/2016

Admire My Taste Part 2

Tonight we dine out…5 star restaurant in your direction…I think I might pick that medium rare to savor that flavor, what you think? …Pop a bottle of something aged well…while I scan every detail and alias of upscale cuisine, yeah well it seems you all over the menu love…

I think I’ll have that fresh catch drowned in Orchid Meadow, excellent choice, huh. I...

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 10/18/2016


There’s beauty in life and the open acceptance of another.
There’s beauty in the ability to share our time and thoughts with another.
There’s beauty in discovering a friend and truly connecting with another.

Beauty isn’t the shape of your lips, but it’s in the way you say things.
Beauty isn’t in the color of your eyes, but it is in the way you see things....

Posted on 4/16/2015

"If Only I Could Now Go Back"

Look back with me a moment my sister,
as I do whenever I feel blue.
I recall the day you came home,
I couldn't wait to be the best big brother to you.

I swore I'd hold you all day,
spoil you by never putting you down.
And if I heard you cry,
I'd come running so fast my feet would never touch ground.

When you're hungry...

Posted on 12/11/2018


That file is not me;

It does not accurately present my personality,

Nor does it portray my true identity.

It’s merely a biased summary;

Highlights of my life’s mistakes used to characterize me into the villain that the system needs me to be for the sake of siphoning money from the taxpayers of society.

The mark of the beast branded upon me;

A number replaces where my name was...