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Inmate Poetry

 Sticks & Stones

 

Sticks & Stones

Words of deception
Void of self-reflection
Taught a false reality
Why how can this be
This is all I’ve known
Blind leading the blind
So I had to find out on my own
Like a chemical or a poison
False...

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9 users have voted.

Focused on doing the time

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,...

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14 users have voted.

The Journey of Life

“The Journey of Life”

It twists and turns
With mountains to climb
And fires that burn

Shaped at a young age
So vulnerable and pure
Life at full speed
Is how we must learn

The good times and bad
...

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13 users have voted.

RAIN DROP

“RAIN DROP”

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...

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15 users have voted.

Phoenix Files Conflagration

Phoenix Files Conflagration

Killing…Strangers…
I think…No I “Know” you don’t
Know me.
How could you? I’m only the same
Difference you thought was familiar
While thinking comes from not knowing.
I...

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5 users have voted.

Introverted Sunshine

Introverted Sunshine

Introverted sunshine…
Your nighttime dazzles while your stars blind
In reserved fine-ness your highness…
Though your beauty is in every eyes beholder
To those who can look up and define ya…
Under ya starry...

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6 users have voted.

The Phoenix Files Continued

The Phoenix Files Continued

Today…I burned my old flame
In passing…

I was on my way up and she
Was on her way…
In that, I could give two broken
Celibacy vows and honeymoons
Though I doubt a gift to give would
Be...

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8 users have voted.

Sleeping silences and shattered calm

Sleeping silences and shattered calm
You came into my life, a light in the dark
Brilliantly blazing with enchanting charm
With a fiery inferno you melt my heart

Wherever you are is hearth and home
Where my weary soul is never alone
A twilight...

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11 users have voted.

The Love of the Season Autumn

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...

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14 users have voted.

 "IF I COULD BE"

 "IF I COULD BE"

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...

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8 users have voted.

Equal Mind…

Equal Mind…

I’m just a simple man…
A simple man in search of his equal
An equal mind that understands, one who’s virtuous
To find her, I strive for perfection
The honesty of a real man
So many years I’ve searched along...

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4 users have voted.

OFTEN

OFTEN

Often,
I find myself wishing for a friendly speck of hope;
Someone who can let me know,
That my heart is alive and well like a stethoscope.
Often,
I raise my head high toward the sky,
Despite the weight of my fate, or the slop on my...

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10 users have voted.

Admire My Taste Part 2

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...

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9 users have voted.

Admire My Taste Part 1

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…...

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8 users have voted.

Magnum Opus

Magnum Opus

Some nights I just sleep…
I sleep dreamless at times but…
When I do dream?...
I dream of Ancient Egypt. I dream of
My beautiful Queens and Kings in chambers
Surrounded by animals of different sorts.
I can smell...

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The following is an affidavit.

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...

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13 users have voted.

 "Lost and Found"

 “Lost and Found”

A touch of emotion, I can’t see.
Was it your breath?
I want to feel you breathe.
But I’m so far away- still thoughts of you come to me.
Setting me free.
I’m so far away and here I have to stay....

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6 users have voted.

Hope

Hope

Hope was no longer in existence.
Hope, I so admittedly resisted.
Hope, I never expected to find.
Hope, I left so very far behind.
Hope, with all its godforsaken lies.
Hope, a part of me inside always cries.
Hope fills my being with her...

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15 users have voted.

Against My Will

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
budget….
Against my will i….
...

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12 users have voted.

My Brown Eyes

My Brown Eyes

When, look into your depths, feel
I see your different layers…
Your essence more vivid then painted
pictures in a gallery of insignificant
paintings
or from your lips to the Gods with omni
potent ears in the heavens...

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11 users have voted.

Remember

“Remember”

Would you still know my face?  So close we had been.
Is there any trace of me left, in your head?
There wer times that I held you tight; my arms surrounding
you while you cried.
Would you still know my hands, if I held theme...

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21 users have voted.

Helpless

“Helpless”

It happens, time and time again-you know theme where
they walk in.
They have that look that says – “they know they’ve made a life
mistake-getting sent out this place” – especially because
of their race...

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8 users have voted.

Illumination

Illumination

Ultra violet rays high light my high life,
Giving existence to fortitude in clarity….
Through the similarity to which I stand
In my position of light and likeness,
I find that my growth through experience
In life’s cycles...

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7 users have voted.

Lotus Flower Bomb

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
Reality…....

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9 users have voted.

The Song Bird Parable

The Song Bird Parable

Look inside of my cage
And you will find shade, only in reliance…
For I am a caged song bird
Whose face drowns in torrents, but yet I sing!
Perched on my swing,
I flap and flutter in temperance
My bandaged wings,...

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6 users have voted.

 The Letter of a Gypsy

 The Letter of a Gypsy

Hey Wassup
So this is a confession, I may be a stranger, but not too far
from where you are…  Just close enough to admire your beauty
from afar…Not on some weirdo stuff, but on some real stuff, you got me turnin in my...

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9 users have voted.

Dying To Meet You

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...

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12 users have voted.

The distance is greater

The distance is greater
Than it once was
More than miles of highway
Miles of chain link
Or imposing gnarled and mangling
Weaponized steel

As if the sum of all
Those miles were not enough
There is the vastness
Of poison...

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29 users have voted.

The strain and pain she has that look on her face

The strain and pain she has that look on her face-I reach to touch and smooth out her hair, but she doesn’t’ know I’m there.

That far away look she stares into space, what is she seeing-I reach to bring her back from that terrible place.

She looks at me, but I’m sure...

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12 users have voted.

CONCRETE CURTAIN

CONCRETE CURTAIN

I was 15 when the concrete curtains fell,
And my space became a cell.
I yelled, I yelled for help,
but my cries, my cries though
were smothered by stone and steel.

Barbed wire twisted around my feet,
and the more...

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