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Inmate Poetry

Posted on 9/13/2017

 

“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 and wondered who left here alone…

An angel as precious at this, so fragile with innocence, a tale to
Tell my hearts for sale surely I’m...

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 2/17/2016

“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 befor wide?
Many times to each other we spoke.
Listening to you – you listening to me.
My voice, would you still know?
...

Posted on 10/22/2018

Women need love…men need respect. This is God’s design when both needs are met a virtuous cycle begins; a woman who is loved finds it far easier to show respect, a man who is respected finds it far easier to show love. When those needs are not met, the cycle turns vicious. If a woman doesn’t receive love, she tends to withhold respect, if a man doesn’t receive respect he tends to withhold love…Men must love unconditionally…Women must respect...

Posted on 6/18/2018

N8V Illuminati  

I’m so symbolic
Broke the 1st rule of fight club
Sacred truths so mystery
I don’t even know it.
Faceless movement
Editor N Chief
1st N8V on the moon
Mylzavelli Urban Heyoka 5150
Mylz Da Vinchi W Chainz
The damned urban NDN

P.S. Look at the forest.  The straight trees are chopped down.  The crooked...

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 2/11/2019

My Loss

Just received the heart-rending news late today,
My best friend died a sudden death yesterday.

When the whole wide world was completely a drain,
You were there to ease the unbearable pain,
Always helping to keep me mentally sane.

Now I’m having trouble living in this space
Got me feeling like I’ve stumbled, losing this race
Chasing the memories of your fleeting face.

The...

Posted on 9/18/2018

~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 reliance, not compliance. Resulting in an alliance with my higher self. Severing a resistance that always existed but was often mistaken as assistance...

Posted on 3/22/2018

 

To:  You

Beauty and awe enticed you to
entomb yourself.  Then, with every
thump of your heart, every vein
attached itself to the carnal.  Now,
all of your fleeting thoughts only
loosen your celestial nerves.

The illusionary effect of time has
made you blind.  You wonder lost in
a mere projection, failing to recognize
your own reflection. ...

Posted on 5/12/2017

“I Wonder”

I wonder as I sit in this cell in my own personal
hell.
How long will it last?  Another year, two or three!
I don’t know, but I try not to let it bother me
through!
Somedays tend to be harder than others, which sometimes
Make me wonder, what my life would have
been like if I had a loving mother.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know that my...

Posted on 5/9/2016

Believe In You

These are lyrics from a country song I’ve written. I hope that it inspires you to surmount any obstacle you might encounter. Belief in yourself and your higher power is the key. Whether it be God, Allah, Buddha or the devil – just believe! Remember: family and friends believe in you; children need and are counting on you – whether it be your kids, or kids of family and friends. Be strong for them...

Posted on 5/2/2017

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 forest for you I wander
You have my heart, my love, my honor

My fairy queen with unearthly beauty
I give my life fairly...

Posted on 9/13/2017

 

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 realities and hypocrisy
Sifting through it all
With my eyes wide open
A closed mouth don’t get feed
So that’s why I started asking...

Posted on 6/26/2018

 

Let Me Draw You a Picture

My means to get at you is through

An imaginary bridge I've designed,

I was thoughtful through the process with all the lines
well defined.

I have a God given talent with a pen and pencil I illustrate images
at will,
One day I’ll capture your essence and really demonstrate my skill.

I close my eyes for a minute to construct a picture in my...

Posted on 7/5/2017

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 got your wheels turning and that
Hamster moving…
But you couldn’t know who I was but
To be where I’ve been is to...

Posted on 5/24/2018

 

“Faded Memories”

The love in my heart
overwhelms my mind,
to the point my visions
blurry so I can’t see the line.
One that separates
Friend from foe
& lets me know,
When to hold on
or when to let go.
I see
faded memories of love
w/o boundaries.
The love I once knew
is ignorant to you,
real as penitentiary steel
w/ a zeal that’s...

Posted on 11/28/2017

 

Define Me

When you look at me
And witness my personality,
Tell me,
What do you see?
And please,
Don’t be cliché or superficial;
Try to paint a detailed, fuller picture.
Assign characteristics, but then tell my why.
And if you can go deep, tell me why to that why,
As you try to undress my mind
To get a deeper understanding of the “me” in front of the “I”.
...

Posted on 11/28/2016

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…from where did you come to illuminate what I couldn’t see in my soul reflection? Are you a special spectrum of shade in an elusive vessel?

...
Posted on 4/18/2018

 

I hold it down inside these walls
Like all my OG’s told me to
Shoot in spades and makin calls
Just passin time like homies do
Feeling blue but in a groove
Like bumpin to some oldie tunes
Baby girt I thought you knew
That gangsters get lonely too
Got so much heart
That I got plenty left to give away
Lookin for Love inside the darkness
That I live today
And...

Posted on 6/25/2018

Destiny Mountains

Somewhere within, I’m free
I just have to dig deep and find that place within me,
Because this place below the pig’s feet
Is not my destiny.
No, it’s not my destiny.
It’s a place of temporary contingency;
Find inner-peace and be truly free,
Or,
Stay confined within the confines of my mind
Which keeps me in a constant state of...

Posted on 1/15/2019

My Confession

It’s time I open up, there’s no reason to hide
My pain runs deep because I’m hurting inside
Growing up I thought it was normal to be broke
But that didn’t stop my mom from doing dope
If she couldn’t get it then my butt she’d beat
I was 12 years old, she put me out on the street
I turned into a thief, “Why” you’ll see
Thinking if I support her habit, she’d love me
Over time...

Posted on 8/13/2018

Poetry by: Darnell Bell
“The Power Of Life”

Decades of rain, snow, sleet and hail
I witnessed you survive through them all…
At the same time, I watched a nation fall.
As I stare at this unspoken solid wall…
Through the cracks of its concrete,
Right where darkness and sunshine meet
Under the moonlight…where the incarcerated sleep…
Separated from the outside world.
22 years in prison...

Posted on 10/8/2015

MY NIGHTS DREAM

The hurt and pain I feel runs through me so deep.
That most nights it robs me of my sleep.
I’m all alone in this nightmare of mine.
I had hoped it would end if just given some time.
Never in my life did I figure this side of me I’d see.
I hate this feeling because of what it's doing to me.
I can’t understand what brought about this change
But I...

Posted on 9/26/2018

Ur beautiful black cat I want u to know that

Ur beautiful black cat I want u to show that

Ur beautiful black I want to have that

Ur beautiful black and I know what u mad at

U glide thru the night and I admire ur strength

But hidin from the world has made it had to find yourself

Understand u did what u had to do to survive

Dark nights but now it’s bright and I want u to thrive

Its...

Posted on 9/14/2017

TOGETHER

It’s been an amazing journey to this place where we are to be the lovers that we’ve become. This kind of love takes time. We started out, like so many do, with nothing but dreams in our pockets and stars in our eyes and oh, how we enjoyed the adventure!

But along the way, we met our share of obstacles, sometimes we got tripped up, and life took us on a detour or two. But with every step, we stayed in...

Posted on 8/29/2015

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 I scream the more pain I feel.
Help me! Someone, please, help me!
I didn't kill that man they way they said.

He was...

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 7/25/2018

PERCEPTIONS

I say spiritual, they say biblical.
I believe in self, they say it’s a miracle.
They believe in help, I believe it’s in the individual,
Living in hell has made me a little cynical.

I believe that doubt restricts the physical
and fear amounts to living miserable,
and it counts to be an individual
and what you're about will be residual.

And I...

Posted on 9/10/2018

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 Damned, perfumed in Prada, knowing she was trouble. 180 proof, her cup was mixed double. “Pretty Little Thing, Owl Dance with Me”. She said, “Would you...

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...