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Inmate Poetry

Posted on 1/21/2019


The words I speak are true,  if you do not believe me listen to the news.

You say nothing is going to happen, but have you forgotten disasters?

You say all is good and okay, but why do you stay?

I am the Lord your creator, so please let me do you a favor.

I am the creator of Heaven and Earth, and I have known you before birth.

Let me sing a song of truth, before you receive the...

Posted on 10/26/2015

“Is This You”

A long lost friend who started as a pen pal
Sharing stories about our lives all the ups and the downs
Looking for a face in the crowd hoping that someone who cares is around
But still searching because that person hasn’t been found
But I won’t quit trying
‘Cause I know if I feel this way there’s somebody out there that feels the same

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 6/12/2019

A Woman's Touch

I'm pacing, I'm anxious, I'm impatient


All from not feeling a woman's touch

in a while

Pacing back-and-forth, just remembering

the vibes


No matter what I did, I couldn't do

no wrong in her eyes

Those for the best and the simplest


These are the thoughts that


Posted on 7/18/2018

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 weigh in
Adventuring through each mountain, every curve surveying
Eyes open to your truths no surprising surveillance
At last a...

Posted on 6/20/2018

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 today
Telling you I love you is not enough
Telling you I adore all of you is maybe to much
Yet I know that when I look in your face...

Posted on 1/18/2018


Birth of a Mystery

Making up dreams
Replaying memories
Altering scenes
Forgetting words prophesized

Ugly is the lies
Beautiful are the eyes
Thunder rolling over my skies
Eternally stuck in your eyes
Never fading from my mind

Lightning strikes the chest
Holding to nothing,
Agony pours.
Standing at the window ledge
Illusions shatter in the...

Posted on 9/10/2018

Suffering in Silence

I’m suffering in silence
Really, I don’t want to be silent because my mind is plotting violence
In the form of riots against a tyrant called love who seems to have a bias
But instead I suffer in silence.
Because what can I say when every day love is on a vacay from the
Place in my heart that decays from dismay when it’s away
Making me suffer in silence
I feel so stupid...

Posted on 5/25/2018

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 the world eat in restaurants, people in prison eat where there's a lot, God sees forget-me-nots.
People in the world go to clothing stores,...

Posted on 6/30/2016


A CARE FREE SOUL: Is responsible,
Not committed to anyone or worthy cause.
It has to be expressed lacking a serious view of life!

And displays an callous view of others!

A IGNORANT SOUL: Don’t know,
Or won’t turn on the light switch of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom,
To begin the learning process!

Posted on 9/4/2018

Simple Man, With a Simple Dream

I’m just a simple man, with a simple dream.  I long for the happiness, simple brings just a simple life, with simple means;




With simple things;

simple joys, simple relations,

simple friendships and associations. 

I’m just a simple man, with a simple dream.

Posted on 4/1/2019

“Today I touch base with a friend, hoping she can hear me”

Tomorrow I wait for the day I touchdown, and she meets the real me

True men do exist, yet they’re hard to find

Someone with the Heart of Gold, so real, so kind

Everyone has flaws and imperfections, no one is perfect

But when we learn to see through the physical, we are perfectly imperfect

In our own ways we share our minds with others...

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 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 10/10/2018

Some things are worth

Fighting for,

Too important to

Just ignore,


Allow someone else

To hold,

Especially one who’s

So cold,

That he could overlook

And mother’s tears,

Then murder what she created

And nurtured for years,

So no longer am I

Shedding yesterday’s tears,

But all the fears

That’s held me back for years...

Posted on 1/15/2018

When I’m gone will you really care
If it’s said and done will you have a tear to spare
Life is over so fast, yet days go so slow
Why this really is, I think only God can know
So what’s to become of me, or more importantly of you
What do we do with our actions no one else can do
The greatest mystery of all, we have to figure out
Because when we die, there can be no doubt...

Posted on 7/2/2019

Dedicated to every woman striking a pose in my picture collection…

Beauty Before Me

Once upon a moment we shared,
That look in her eye, do I dare?
In a quiet place, our hearts be still,
A rush to judgment, but was she there?

God forsake my wandering mind
Or could it be that sparked divine?
What questions mill beneath affinity,
Will he rush or bide his time?

My desire begins...

Posted on 1/17/2016

 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 dreams girl…

I know you don’t know me, but I’d like to know you…
‘Cause, I can’t help but wanna...

Posted on 6/17/2019

How’s a man supposed to feel when the police take his freedom.
Then he’s forced to watch as his woman slowly leaves him,
Her family and her friends telling her she doesn’t need him.
Leading to a phone call where she claims she’s lost all feeling,
Tears in his eyes as he begs her for forgiveness.
Pleading for another chance to show her the true meaning
Of what it means to be loved for who you truly are....

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 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 12/27/2018

The people around you don’t seem to care anymore

So much lies and secrets you wonder what friends are for

Nobody to talk with because their hearts are closed

They make jokes, you shed a tear and feel so alone


I’m no different, I’m just like you

In my moments of despair I don’t know what to do

Our paths are parallel, like your social-net site

I stare at my wall feeling the...

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 3/5/2018


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 darkness no one can see.
The enemies are vast, fearless and bold
There’s silence and sadness here in this cold. 
The warm...

Posted on 7/9/2018

Hostile Takeover
By Daniel Thomas

In prison see us with the cleats on. Put the stomps on the who baller block on my entrepenatives. Still the most hated. Shout the news. We done paid our dues. On count too. It’s not how we can. It’s how we choose. Power moves, nationwide natives bring it to the table. How bout you? Ladies too. Convicts don’t get the meat shank. That’s for you. But I need you now. They...

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.

Posted on 4/30/2013


They claim I’m insane,
I’m psycho,
That I can’t control my inner cycles.
That my mind’s fickle
That somehow I laugh when it don’t tickle
That I’m so broke
I feel rich with a nickel.
That if the worlds collided in the middle
I’m the pickle
They claim
They hope
My ways don’t trickle
to the next kid. That if indeed I tripped...

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 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 6/3/2019

Distractions clouding my mind, tears rain on my vision/
Trying to keep it together, but I feel like something is missing/
How significant a feeling, to feel so insignificant/
Certified one hundred, body full of certificates/
Stars and scars, each telling a story/
Time and opportunities sacrificed, no regrets but plenty of worries/
The clock keeps ticking, the world keeps spinning/
I continue to fade,...