Inmate Poetry | Write a Prisoner


Inmate Poetry

Posted on 2/26/2018

Even at first glance
Who am I to deny, she was beautiful
Her ambiance shined thru
I became attentive to her nature, I listened
She painted a picture, her wisdom
Was the furthest from cold, just experienced
She wore, the jewels from life’s lessons
And how today, her hope is rich soil
Fully fascinated, I smiled, I was humbled
Searched her eyes for joy, she was strong

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 10/10/2018
Hey, look at me, I'm in prison, big deal, the walls of
Societal retribution keep me contained in a small
Confined space but I won’t be miserable about it. 
They feed me three meals a day, what can I say?
The convict’s norm is to gripe and complain,
But that won’t lessen my plight.
I won’t be like the many who cite abuses and...
Posted on 6/14/2015


Once, I was afraid I would never find someone
To really care about.
I wanted someone perfect,
At least for me.
A special kind of talking,
An honest way of listening without judgment;
Not being afraid to laugh or cry;
Kindness and understanding;
Fun, love and excitement;
Someone who would lift my heart with joy.
I guess that I expected a lot,
But I...

Posted on 6/1/2017

The road may look empty in the wake of night,
Until the sweet lights illuminate the road ahead,
What may have looked like a vacant, lonely road,
Is now filled with others on the same path as you,
With a honk of the horn or a brief conversation at a
Stop light, it’s likely you meet someone that can help
You reach your highest potential, encourage you
Through the hard times, an...

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 6/18/2018


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 present in all that is spoke; drums and singing now the Pagan soul has awoke.  Ignite the flame, Oh the divine spark; inhale the smoke of the...

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 7/2/2019

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 arrogant losers,
With American chosen to watch me bleed
Something that has to numb this pain,
So I medicate myself to sleep

Posted on 4/1/2019

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 have no money,

Get sent straight to prison, but the thing that’s really funny,

Is I ain’t even do sh*t but protect myself from harm....

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 4/2/2019

The Age of Confusion

Through the ideological darkness of a world gone mad,
Simple concepts upended, their meanings a fad.
While the sun as our compass, is dethroned from the sky,
Dark lamps guide into trespass, the blind wonder why.
When tolerance, the only virtue, unpunished and unblamed,
The man with no principles, alone escapes unshamed.
They rail at the Nation, in earth and in sky,

Posted on 5/19/2018

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
Hours spent grinding, searching for gear
Binge watching a new show

Oh how I miss those careless days
When my biggest problem was...

Posted on 2/25/2019

The Love I Never Had

If I could, I would give you the love I never had
Growing up as a child, raised without a dad
I wish I could hold you, I wish I could kiss you
God, how much I miss you,
Watching you grow from jail is hard, communication is
Kind of scarce, it’s definitely difficult.
You’re growing a lot, you’re growing fast, I know it’s hard
Without your dad.

I wish I could...

Posted on 11/12/2018

What Is…

What is life without the urge to wanna strive
What’s it like to be earth bound but destined to fly
How do you find what’s unknown, tho meant to hide
Without time is distance defined
Without a lie how can I achieve
For you to believe this is me
If I were a bird could I be in love with a bee
If trees had no leaves how would we know when to leave
If time didn’t mean a thing

Posted on 9/26/2017

Life Is A Dream

In this place, negativity is all I see
In this cell, pain is all I can smell
I ask myself, is this me, or am I adrift at sea?
How did I get here? Was it a mistake?
Or simply a cruel twist of fate?

Last night I had the most beautiful dream
It was so real, or so did it seem
I awoke from my slumber and a visitor appeared
It was you standing there, your eyes...

Posted on 9/25/2017


A woman is truly amazing, flawless in the creation of such beauty. 
As a man were to love and cherish her, it’s our duty.
Ready to fulfill all of her needs, wants, and desires,
fully taking control and not waiting for something to transpire.
Being passionate and...

Posted on 4/2/2018

Love Extended…Is Love Rewarded

In this generation many of us are living our daily lives without experiencing love; due to the fact that we are waiting for someone to love us or for someone to show us love. When in reality, greater love is experienced as we personally extend love beyond ourselves towards others. For the more we love, the more we will experience love – because love is self-replenishing.

We all...

Posted on 7/26/2017


A lonely flower stood in a field, it had lost its will to survive. Not even the birds or the sun and the sky, could keep the flowers sole from dying.  Until one day, on a cloud way up high, the tiny rain drop was passing by.  The rain drop knew just what the flower had missed, so the rain drop came down and gave the flower a kiss.  That one little kiss was all it took, for the flower to...

Posted on 3/24/2017


If I could be anything
or anywhere
I'd be the wind
I could blow my kisses at you every day
so I could twirl my arms around you.
And I could run my fingers through your hair.
I would bring the rain for you
or make the sun shine for you
If I could be the wind
There'd always be a lovely smell in the air
nothing foul could stay...

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 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 10/12/2014

Convoluted Conservatorship (Dissemblers)

Intolerant exclusionists, chauvinists, and pliable palliating pseudo humanitarians masquerading as heroic court appointed conservators to/for we the indigent, mentally impaired, incompetent and/or the poor…
Wolves in sheep’s clothing – most of them are.
Matthey chapter 7/ verses 15 thru 29
Is at the proverbial door…
What (I recently asked...

Posted on 7/15/2019

Friendship’s a flower which grows from seed.
Planted in hearts with a mutual need;
Nurtured by trust as a rose by rain,
Exuding its fragrance through joy and through pain.
But unlike the rose which in time will decay,
The flower of friendship grows sweeter each day,
And its perfume I savor, for true
Friends are few,
And I’m thankful, Dear Friend,
To have one such as you.

By Artemio...

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 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 4/3/2017

The Love of the Season Autumn

In the crisp gentle wind of fall
You can see the beautiful brown autumn leaves big and small
Jack-O-Lanterns, bats and candy corn delight the children
But the biggest treat of all lies within them
A big smile across their face is what parents seek
To see their bright faces say “Trick or Treat”.

A time of Harvest, the season is of plenty

Posted on 1/13/2019

The wind whistles wonderful melodies

Melodious and dulcet

Who knew that the air up there

Could sound so beautifully

I gaze at the beautiful night sky

And espy

A beautiful bright star that’s

One in a million

In the firmament full of stars

With diverse dispositions, appearance, and brilliance

That brilliantly appear right before my eyes

And I knew that...

Posted on 10/24/2018

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, blossomed, a rose has risen. 
Nurtured by the rays of hope on the horizon, 
a fellow petal’s guidance, 
and the...

Posted on 1/19/2019

Boys are students

Men are teachers,

Boys ask questions

Men give answers,

Boys run in gangs

Men organize teams,

Boys play house

Men build homes,

Boys make babies

Men raise children,

Boys will not raise their own child

Men will raise his and someone else's,

Boys invent excuses for success

Men produce strategies for success,

Boys look...