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Posted on 4/19/2015

"Incarcerated Memios"

I swear the iron bars and four walls can be too much to bear,
I swear it becomes worse when those at home don't show they care.
So I grin and bear because the pain of recidivism nobody wants to hear,
Shoot me in my head before I shed on tear.
Have I taken someone's life? No but the government wants me dead.
Not physically but mentally and rip me to shreds....

Posted on 8/10/2015

My Queen

My Princess, my Queen
You’re everything I ever needed
And when I see your face
Or hear your voice
Then I know I am defeated.

Because I can fight a lion
Or kill a man
But I can’t look into your eyes
It’s like you see into my soul
It’s like you see past my disguise.

I ask myself why?
Why I do care about you so much...

Posted on 1/26/2019

At times I’d rather write my thoughts than sit and write my family.

Expressions of my youth reflect through truth and understanding.

The problem with that is understanding has been amiss.

So expressions of a twisted individual are what exist.

Should I take a razor to my wrists?


Never that, I live for pain.

Numbness to emotion would only drive a man insane.

The way I see it...

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 3/25/2019

I’m cool

And irate

Top ten

Both, a fool

Mad, hate

And again

And, again

I’m cool

I begin

To stop

Be straight

Like a pen

I mean

To mean

What I say

To stay

On my path

On the way

Have faith

Just in case

I don’t win


To stress;

A friend,

Is what I need...

Posted on 5/31/2017


As human beings, we have certain obligations:
To be kind to one another,
To be kind to our environment,
To be kind to ourselves.
Many see this as futile
Unless tied to some religious element.
Isn't the simple fact that it's in our collective best interest to do so, enough?
If someone you know is on a bad path;
Instead of bringing them down,
Bring them up....

Posted on 12/18/2017


I just found a woman with beauty so rare, I
Promise to show you how much I care.
By giving you the attention you need,
The love and support everyday that you spend with me.
Heaven will be a reality instead of a dream.
In my arms you will always be.
The treasure on earth can put a smile on your face;
Skies will be the limit once I leave this place.
Above every problem...

Posted on 4/29/2016

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
Against my will i….
still rise….
like goose bumps in icy winds through
clouds “in” sky, into the open air when
the world weighs me...

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