Inmate Poetry

Posted on 11/1/2019

Isolation - by Pyro

Like a room full of toys, surrounded by fictional eyes.

Staring in demise, but never full of life.

Plenty of time to count the time, they say the truth always lies in the eyes.

Try breathing with no air, Jordan Sparks!

Every second lost is another minor cost, of your mental exhaust.

They say stop and smell the roses, Season?

Indeed they may smell good, but a rose has...

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 7/13/2019

My heaven is in your arms, their pleasure resides;

My guardian angel is your smile; your laughter protects me.

You hold me in a place of refuge; I am shielded from the unwanted.

Your eyes are the mirrors for my soul, through them, I learn my purpose.

In your presence, I am reminded a fantasy.

Each blink teleports me to reality,

For I am without you.

A moment without your presence is a...

Posted on 8/1/2017

Title: Tear Drops

If a tear rolls down my face
They say gangsters don’t cry
Gangsters get shot
And some gangsters die
If a tear rolls down my face
An eye for an eye
Kill them to they die
Pain in my life
If a tear rolls down my face
When I eat I survive
Scheme and I lie
Reach for the nine
If a tear rolls down my face
I want the whole...

Posted on 7/18/2019

Time of the essence is a blessing

Once you know how to decipher time, use it at your own discretion

A lot of times I'm wondering, guessing, searching for my own protection

Not from physical harm, but my mental connections

To reach out to a stranger as if he's my own

Keep him from harm, show affection

‘Cause we don't even know the magnificence of life

Always trying to live for the hype…....

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 7/8/2019

Certainly Uncertain...

I am caught within a vortex of deep

emotion, simultaneously submerged in joy and pain...

Hope and despair, sensitivity and masculinity... I am

helplessly shattered, yet whole, doubtfully trusting the

throes of my senses... Inflated with the tangibilities of

my every emotion... Forever lost inside the endless

voyage of myself... Thinking of love... 

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 1/4/2018



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
Right before my eyes I see my wing span reach
in two directions aiming to span this world,
I yearn to embrace my mother fully, her wisdom
so inviting and mighty…..
Right before...

Posted on 8/16/2015

Gone But I hope I’m Not Forgotten

Here today but as the wind blows I sway but neither here or there
I’m planted in drab shades of grey, from black I fade, I’m gone…
Hope I am still here and present in the minds of some, though the majority of them
Deaf or dumb or maybe just mindless ones in a zone of timeless webs of thought
Silkly spun.

Hope I am not forgotten…...

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 1/20/2019

Insatiable desire

I yearn for a woman

With tender bounteous bosom

And strawberry curls

Flowing free and unfurled

Over cheeks of rose petals

Adorned with freckles

Insatiable desire


Enchantingly exquisite

She wears a woven red dress

Clothing her milky flesh

She glimmers an angelic smile

Her kiss is gentle yet wild

Sweet as...

Posted on 7/23/2019

When looking into your eyes, I see a sparkle

shimmering brighter than a starry sky

If hurt by all the worlds lies

wit you that pain in me dies

when we’re close to each other

I feel bound closer than lovers

For that bond, my spirit and comfort shutters

my heart skips a beat and stutters

Wit all the world's words, I can't describe

how deeply you affect my soul, my mind...

Posted on 9/8/2019

“Crazy thoughts…has anyone seriously tried to compose a song using a William Shakespearean sonnet – and not as a gaffe?”

Paul Andrew Rouse

Posted on 8/21/2019

The Red Door

There in the midst of a spellbinding storm, the legendary Red Door approaches. 

To gaze upon its markings… to touch upon its surface… it is as if to feel the trepidation of dubiety swell up in the easternmost corner of my eyes. 

From deep within the heart of your derma hails the almighty fragrance; for fragments of crystallized uncertainty commence to fall as the Red Door's...

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 9/23/2019

“Advertising in it’s highest flight exerts itself and monetize it’s might”.

J’aime le gateau.


Paul Andrew Rouse


Posted on 9/2/2019

How many times must my life come undone?
How many years must I be alone?
As I stand beneath the fires of an unforgiving sun.
I’ve danced with fallen angels.
I’ve forsaken all of my dreams.
I’ve let the demons render my soul with all their needful things.
How many times must I walk this beaten path?
How many tears will turn my heart to stone?
As I stand before the liars who spread their hatred...

Posted on 4/15/2019

It is essential that we address this very important aspect of life, which is to live in the moment. All of us at one point in time or another have been tripped by past situations that have caused (by our negative self-encouragements) many years of incomfortability. This pernicious process has been the cause of separation from loved ones, destroyed business endeavors, as well as promoting physical, mental, spiritual and emotional captivity....

Posted on 6/17/2019

“This P.O.E.M. is the (Product of Every Man):


I feel I’ve come a long way,
Although there are memories in my past dark and grey,
Or I’m locked away, for forever and a day;
I still see the sun’s ray.

I’m real, in the gardens I play,
There’s nothing false I’d every portray.
Years ago, I would’ve tried shooting the light out of the sky,
Not knowing why; now I look to the...

Posted on 9/17/2019

Lost in Thought

They say I'm supposed to be in jail….living in hell…pacing back and forth in a cell waiting on mail my body may be trapped but my mind and soul will forever be free…..for I know me….connect on a level that is mental and emotionally…..the Sun, the Moon, the planets orbiting around one another is almost like my mind orbiting in clutter….at times I slip away…..thinking about that special someone turns my mind into warm...

Posted on 7/25/2019

The thunder crashes above me,
betokening the wrath of God.
The rain falls around me,
but I can’t see it,
but rain betokens
the sadness of God.
Another Boethius is dying,
like so many before
in the sad annals
of this Earth’s history.
Could he see the night sky?
I cannot.

How can one live without the stars?
Without the moon,
without sunlight, without

Posted on 5/27/2019

“LilPac My Sweet Soul Desire”

My sweet soul desire, my eyes have finally laid upon you
Praising them just from this sight of you my soul desire
Watering gas of tears has started shooting down my cheeks
From this very moment of sights from my Dear Sweet Soul Desire.
Take Care,



Posted on 2/1/2015

"Lost Words"

Pen in hand, paper at my desk I put down words I want to say forgotten all the rest.

Words they flow from my mind through my heart down to this pen and paper and that's how it starts.

Shutting out all interruptions around me, just pen, paper and words of finding.

All my worries, hurt, anger and fears, I put down on paper for someone to hear.

I scream, I shout in words I...

Posted on 3/13/2018

1st N8V On Tha Moon

First native on the moon / That’s how much I love you / Plus I’m a looney tune / Pep Lapew / If I throw that tomahawk chop / It’s off the head with you / Scalps is over with / This the new school / Metaphorically speaking / In case you aint caught that / I’m taking heads off / A new type of warrior / In a battlefield that’s evolved / And if you’re still lost / That’s why...

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 1/15/2018

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 1/20/2019

Benevolence and faith it takes

   For friendship forged anew,

The mysteries of destiny

   Then come gradually into view,

When the universe has crossed our paths

   And our stars have been aligned,

We’ll find if all has been in vain

   Or is righteous and divine,

For time reveals the truth or things

   And the contents of...

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...