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Inmate Poetry

At Sunset

The sun sets differently on this side,

Your expectation of beautiful skies,

Filled with colors that’ll bring you to tears,

Are hardly ever seen by the naked eye…

I can’t even remember the last time I cried,

Nor can I remember the last time I smiled…...

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39 users have voted.

Robert Williams

POEMS OR QUOTES

 

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection”.   Leonardo Devinci

“If you put limits on what you can do physically or anything else, it'll spread over into the rest of your life...

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24 users have voted.

Passion

Being imprisoned…among two thousand men

Seeing eve pass by… leaves a soul with the definition of friend.

To many this place is a human animal shelter…lost pets without owners…

Neglect as adolescents…prison is a way to keep potential “Arrested in Development”…Behavioral...

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30 users have voted.

You Deserve the Most

To love is to share life together, to work side-by-side, and smile with pride, to help and encourage with smiles and sincere words of praise, sharing laughter and tears.

Throughout the years there’s no definition nor any limit, beginning or end, to how special that person is.

I...

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37 users have voted.

Justin Erskine #00414890

Inhale the beach
and see me there
with you as I do,
just after the glow
is shuttered and
the finishing touches
are put on the day
    
Last night you wore
a blue sundress – only
Trailing you, following
with my eyes...

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27 users have voted.

Justin Erskine #00414890

Inhale the beach
and see me there
with you as I do,
just after the glow
is shuttered and
the finishing touches
are put on the day
    
Last night you wore
a blue sundress – only
Trailing you, following
with my eyes...

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24 users have voted.

Myles Williams #1308800

“Female” God’s Most Beautiful Creation

By: Myles Williams

The way of her smell reminds me of a hidden pasture full of exotic fruit, her eyes remind me of the abyss containing all the stars at night, her nose reminds me of a dandelion; innocent and pure, her lips like soft petals...

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31 users have voted.

Kamren Anderson #AI-3542

There’s nothing wrong with being honest about feeling overwhelmed. We’ve all felt like that before. Don’t go through it alone, don’t isolate yourself, let people in to help. You really want to be loved or are you just set on proving you’re strong? The ones who really love you aren’t judging your...

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18 users have voted.

Jimmy Hull #01262122

What If
What if life only knew life
And light and night gave birth to joy
And joy gave every woman a golden apple
With the name of the perfect man –
Made in the image that she’d prefer

What if
What if he was wise and knew the secret of the wind
...

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27 users have voted.

Arturo Perez #1280622

We are blessed
We don’t need to count our blessings
Because we will run out of fingers
We are lucky people
The universe will make two lovers
Out of strangers
A female and our family
Is all the people we want to see
We don’t stress over paper
...

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20 users have voted.

Kiksu

*Sing*
    
I don't know,
What I can do...
You're permeated by shadows...
    
A mystery,
That perplexes me...
A precious stone,
That adorns my heart...
    
Expressions made,
By...

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20 users have voted.

Music

I drown in the sound wave
Each frequency takes me higher
It sours through my soul
Until I breathe its beat
The lyrics string through my vision
Captivating
My every thought

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21 users have voted.

DeAries Collins

Never Forget How Much

I know you've never enjoyed real love in this life.

Crying on the phone I know you had them nights, thinking it's a struggle not to live in spite.  I wasn't looking for my friend when I reached out, but I was looking for my wife.   Love songs...

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28 users have voted.

Jesse Camacho

Once The Mask Is Off

 

The mask I wear, to hide this pain and fear,

inside I cry, tear after tear.

This guard stays up, day after day,

my face is hidden, as I continue to fade away.

I run, from how I feel,

this suffer within, is all so...

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45 users have voted.

Quashan Turner

Channels of Thoughts

The new avenue to be noticed and show your talents so the world can see your growth.

Being on topic for just a moment brings joy just to know individuals took the time to take part in my story!

Incarceration doesn't define me, just one of the many...

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16 users have voted.

Victor Hernandez #242848

I’m from East Phoenix, you can tell how I talk,
An I gotta lil bop every time that I walk.
She got the Lovis shoes with the suede on the tip,
With the Seven skinny jeans, lookin fly as a jet.
This Gucci boy fresh, drippin all in the pen,
The first time she wrote she...

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17 users have voted.

Ricardo Vasquez

“She’s Human”

I spoke to her today, and she spoke to me.

I saw in her eyes a light I have never seen before, I sensed in her voice a kindness I had never seen in her.

But I also sensed that she did not want to let her guard down.

So I asked myself, “Why is this, I...

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21 users have voted.

Lonely Prison Cell

Have you ever seen the sunshine from a lonely prison cell, or felt so alone inside, but had no one to tell?

Everyone says they miss you and wish that you were there, but deep down inside you know they just don’t care.

You see the same ole mail man as he greets a hundred men, but...

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39 users have voted.

Marvellus Lucas

Star

What is a dream but what you interpret it to be.  A dream is but necessity.

Dying without purpose and dreaming.  Something bigger than oneself, living for just one embrace fighting life.  In it’s space.

Walking thru desert to find an oasis or is it to...

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23 users have voted, including you.

Patrick Sheltraw #597035

"Snowfall"

So, if this is temporary, then where do I go from here?
As I watch the snow start to fall, only means it’s the end of another year.
I sit here and think to myself that the next few years aren’t going to be easy.
Now that I got a chance to think about how out...

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17 users have voted.

You're Precious

You’re precious

Valuable. I admire you

Gazing in your eyes

Got me floating in the sky

Like paper in the wind

I get paper and I win

I know it’s starting off shakey

But it gets greater at the end

I got my plans to empower you

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23 users have voted.

Lawrence Mix

Earthians Prayernent

One of: Our Own

Almighty Creator of/of sunof

Perfection of Perfection

Of sunon

Earthian/ne

Present/Presently

Engages this Earthian prayernent style

of/prayer

The Prayer/is: (Personal prayer silently...

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Floyd Greene #G14745

"Battlefield" searing pain from the sword protruding out my chest, the red orange glow of the blade cutting through my flesh. a clean blow to the heart, no battle, no mess. who would believe I sought out this pain? far from suicidal, but I searched again and again. it was like I had an...
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18 users have voted.

Patrick Sheltraw

Snowfall

So, if this is temporary,then where do I go from here? 
As I watch the snow start to fall, only means it’s the end of another year. 
I sit here and think to myself that the next few years aren’t going to be easy. 
Now that I got a chance to think...

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17 users have voted.

William Carroll

Soul Of A Winner

I always believe I'll win

through and through,

I'm the same, beginning until the end.

even the ending has a beginning.

As I begin to devolve for you who I am,

I revolve,

I evolve so new a Spirit,

Can you feel my...

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16 users have voted.

Richard Powell #1154216

“Anticipation”
By Me – Richie P.

Every time I step outside
I look at the sky as a place I may
Someday physically reside.

Blind to science, my mind
Slides against the grains of the toughest grinds
High hopes to someday find
One that coincides...

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15 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191

“Love and Loyalty”

Love and Loyalty. A mythological unicorn that everyone dreams of capturing. As slippery as the slime and grime found in the muddiest marshes, but as potent as the perfume wafting from a French harlot. Love and Loyalty. The yin and yang of our heart structure. To have...

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10 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191

“The Meaning of It All”

I stuck my hand in the murkiness of the future, feeling around for the purpose of my life. My fingers grazed many possibilities, but could never quite get a firm grip on their reality. Opportunities slipped through my hand in some waste on more than one occasion,...

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8 users have voted.

Damien Huckaby #01063191

“Reborn”

The night I died, I was bitten by love. Its venom coursed through my existence like the blood that supplied oxygen to my soul. It trapped me in a reality that was beyond my recognition. Opened a set of eyes that I never even knew existed, thus altering my perception like it was...

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Damien Huckaby #01063191

“Reasons and Seasons”

They say that people come into your life for a reason or a season. Please tell me then, what’s the reason God allows people to come into your life for a season only to commit emotional treason? Breezed in like a hurricane, dropping torrents of pain upon your island...

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10 users have voted.