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Posted on 6/20/2017

From State To State

Change your mental state
And try to elevate
Reach another and try to educate
Slow down, sit quietly and meditate
So the distractions you can eliminate
While rising to a higher state
Some may say, “This aint real”
Cause they want to hear murder, murder, kill, kill
Like an action book labeled thriller,
But this is real,
It doesn...

Posted on 6/18/2018

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 roam.  OMG.  Thee ambitions of the chief.  To gain the whole world, and give it back to my peeps.  For a vision I’m crying...

Posted on 12/18/2018

You will never know what a letter can mean until you have been where I am, or been through what I’ve been through.

I’m confined to a world behind four walls where no one can see me, and I receive no calls or visits.

Often I sleep and wake up alarmed, thinking that my family, loved ones, or friends may be harmed.

Thank God it’s just a dream as I come to my senses.  Then I look out the window and still see the...

Posted on 11/21/2018

One night I had a dream, it left a tale to tell.

I dreamed I saw an Angel. Poor thing he was not well.

His body was bruised and battered. His wings, ripped and torn.

I saw that he could barely walk he was tired and worn.

I walked right up and asked him, “Angel”, how could this be?

He turned and paused a bit, then these words he spoke to me,

I am your guardian Angel a mighty task as you can see...

Posted on 3/30/2017

My Hand My Heart
are reaching out
Anyone there that I can call my friend?

I've worked hard
Layer by Layer
Moment to Moment
to find myself!

I know Who I am ...
Do you want too?

 

Posted on 10/9/2017

Untitled

When the time comes,
Will you say hello...
Open your arms,
Embrace me and welcome me home…

Can I sit and rest my feet
Quiet moments let them speak.

You were lost
Drifted away in the currents of the streams…

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 9/27/2017

A letter or note from you to me;
a friendship that lasts eternally.
I seek to break up the day to day
to express what my heart has to say.

I want to have positive people around;
to share when I'm up or when I am down.
I want to hear all about you, too;
How was your day...what did you do?

More than this, I want to be free;
to live thru you, vicariously.
While I am...

Posted on 10/2/2018

Can you picture a caterpillar and the form it displays?

Wiggling around with hopes that one day

Its metamorphosis stage would help him through this faze,

Then one day it blooms, making the beholders amaze.

All of the people who see this creature will see all of the beauty

You gave,

To what used to be only a caterpillar who craved.

…For friendship.

Thank you, for being a beautiful...

Posted on 3/13/2018

Waiting 2 Be Found

Friendship is hard to find, I seek while you hide.
As I search but still can’t find.
I continue my search while keeping hope alive.
Because I know you’re out there trying to find me.
But it’s like our roles are reversed.
You’re seeking, while I’m hiding.
I know it will be wondrous when I find you,
Or you find me, our bond will be solid...

Posted on 4/16/2018

 

Who Are You?

Who are you?  I think of you all the time.  I even daydream of
you pretending I know you and that you know me.  But who are you?
I'm not sure but I'm certain we are stitched together; heart to heart,
soul to soul.  I can hear the echoes of your heartbeat, the echoes that
have painted a picture.  A vivid master piece of soul mates finding
each other...

Posted on 2/7/2019

Tick tock goes the clock

Dripping down the walls

Melted wax and broken glass.

are on Epitaph for all time.

The final wave is on its way

Sent by Cybia's hand

a team of 3 to save the world

Aura's bracket shines bright

First the infection Then Mutation

Soon comes the outbreak Then the Quarantine

Twin blades to fight the darkness

Hella holds our only hope...

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 5/24/2018

 

Chasing Justice

 

For them truth and justice means nothing,
And they’ve proven that this is true.
I was wrongfully convicted in Dallas, Texas
For a crime they all know I didn’t do.

This whole ordeal is tearing at my spirit,
And has caused wounds that will never heal.
Many nights my thoughts have overtaken me,
Often confusing that which is real.

Stressful,...

Posted on 6/25/2018

“Just A Slob”
Alanis Morissette

Anyway…

People are often unreasonable, illogical and selfish,
I forgive them Anyway.
If you’re kind, people may accuse me of selfish ulterior motives,
I’d be kind Anyway.
If I’m successful, I’ll win some camouflaged friends and true varmints.
I will succeed Anyway.
If I’m honorable in honesty...

Posted on 3/19/2018

An eagle’s sigh
And majestic tear
The raven’s reply
For never being here
A memory of tomorrow
And I’ll bet it’s windy
And tears of a clown
What’s that about
Words don’t
And all begins to speak
Words won’t
And all begins to leak
Into something
That needs meaning
And time to really think
I don...

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...

Posted on 4/15/2019

Passion For Art

It begins in the mind as a seed planted in soil,
Scenes that form from the colors of imagination,
Taking shape within the soul to boil,
Each object pieced together from fragmentation.

The picture is drawn out of shapes to lay a foundation,
The paint diluted with water to flow on paper,
Each stroke of the brush brings a picture to fruition,
Every detail laid down with a fine...

Posted on 9/17/2018

Life is Living

Life is only lived when you actively engage
If you act like you’re afraid it can trap you in a cage
You can find yourself lost in an imaginary maze
In the ebbs and flows of imaginary waves
You get caught up in the currents til the passing of the phase
Finally leads you to decide against the passing of the days
Without making each a memory
No longer bound by anybody else’s energy...

Posted on 3/12/2018

Hear The Whisper

There’s a word;
It describes a feeling
A state of being
That consumes a person’s being
Deeply.
Inside, it wallows in an abysmal void;
A vortex of darkness.
In which one finds a contradictive sense of stoic joy.
Yet,
This joy is painful.
It cries out in anguish,
Silently,
Solitarily,
In the shameful darkness...

Posted on 2/24/2016

MY LIFE

I lie awake on a long dark night
I can’t seem to control my mind anymore.
The pain and sadness are killing me inside
I can’t accept the life that is now mine.

This simple living without reason is my
desperate cry.
I’m trying to hold on, but the thought
of being alone is the reason I feel so
Alone.
I’m worn out and cold.
I’m...

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 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 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 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 10/6/2014

“A WISH FOR YOU”

WISHING YOU: To be peaceful in mood!

YOUR HEART: Tap in happiness!

YOUR FEELINGS: Joyful,
vivid in all of the emotional colors!

YOUR SOUL: Free,
to be in oneness with nature!

YOUR SPIRIT: Alive,
with versatility arise to meet all of your high values and goals!

YOUR HEALTH: Robust,
as a beautiful flower takes from the sun and rain...

Posted on 1/17/2016

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….
Lotus flower, I can’t guess your
Fragrance.
It’s like Jasmin sweet scented cinnamon,
Lemon vanilla, exotic, yes yes...

Posted on 2/17/2016

“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
At first they will try to act tough but acting is not enough.
Besides the eyes don’t lie.
The fear shows and the predators...

Posted on 12/4/2017

While dreaming one night, I had dreamt
A tale to tell…
I dreamt I saw an Angel. She wasn’t looking
Too well.
Her body bruised and battered; wings ripped
And torn.
I saw she could barely walk, She was tired
And all so worn.
Walking over to the Angel, I had asked how
This could be?
She could only look up at me. As she did her best
To smile. As she said...

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...