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Inmate Poetry

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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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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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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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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17 users have voted.

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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9 users have voted.

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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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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A freezing wind chills the air around the ice shrouded mound.

A freezing wind chills the air around the ice shrouded mound.
There at the pinnacle, a forlorn, dying oak stands tall,
Skeletal branches void of leaves clawing skyward abound.
Unloved and forgotten, yet refusing ever to fall.
Don’t doubt how I know of this...

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THE PIT

THE PIT

Fallen down deep into a pit of despair,
Gasping at breaths but purchasing no air.
Once free to roam without any cares,
Now just a creature in an inextricable snare.
What can the purpose of this life be? 
Fighting battles in...

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THE LAST HOSTILE

THE LAST HOSTILE

I am a problem for bringing savage back and it’s so matter of fact.  Heart as black as the clouds throwing thunder and the court documents say it’s the U.S.  of a versus me.  Guess I’m a one man war party.  But I’m not...

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Yesterday is today

Yesterday is today
Tomorrow is forever
Last week was seven years
My mind is a cloud that sits on the ground
Life is a maze while I'm lost in space
Thoughts spin into sound then bounce around
Then get lost in ether
My Birthday came then went...

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Make This Easier

Make This Easier

You want to stop loving me
So, to make this easier
I’ll stow away the best of me
And call forth the worst of me
I’ll be the darkest
So, that whenever you close your eyes
Hopefully you won’t be able to see me...

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 THE HORUS FILES

 

THE HORUS FILES

Right before my eyes I observe the sands
of time sift through the hour glass….And yet
the horizon is unchanged….
Life slowly fading from my father quickening his
resurrection….
Right before my eyes I see my wing span reach...

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 Broken Moments

 

BROKEN MOMENTS

There comes a time in each of our lives where we have
Experienced what is called, “broken moments”.  It was once
Said, “That without a foe, a person will never know their true
strength”.  From the exiting of the womb, until the...

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Genuinely Him

Genuinely Him

I spin and rotate while standing still.
I of the Lotus, black fan, breaking hands, Martial Art Kung-Fu.
No thinking and thought’n or thought’n and thinking, only knowing.
Strike with wisdom, knowledge and strength (Great White Shark...

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Mrs. Edible

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...

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12 users have voted.

Lost in the dark I trip over bones

Lost in the dark I trip over bones
I follow the shadows and I talk to the stones
The chatter of teeth and the rustle of leaves
The wind whispers Annabelle Leah
glawing graceful She appears to me
A fey Queen named Annabelle Leah
Come Wonderer Come and...

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Because I Care About You

Because I Care About You

I tell you sweet things because I care about you.
I wanna help you and not hurt you because I care about you.
I’ll protect you at all cost because I care about you.
I always ask you how you’re doing because I care about you....

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Life Is A Dream

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...

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My Muse

“My Muse”

My hunger 4 your love has grown
So intense, that my heart has bitten
Into my soul trying to find a supplement…

Misty lady set my spirit free, no
Matter what I read or what I do,
My thoughts always return to you...

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If Ghetto's Had A Heaven

“If Ghetto’s Had A Heaven”

2Pac wanted to know if heaven had a ghetto,
Why the “ghetto’s” don’t have heavens?
Where young boyz haven’t sold crack by the age
Of 7, then made somebody a victim by the age of 11,
...

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 Angel & the Devil

 

“Angel & the Devil”

Here’s a dream about an angel, an angel that fell from the sky,
Away from harm’s into my arms, an angel with crystal clear eyez…

I could hardly believe my luck, an angel with beauty unknown, I
Touched her heart, mine fell apart...

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