Connect wit da parts of
U that bring u peace and joy
And da parts of u
That make u & yo heart
Give u da best understandin
Of me while receivin da best
Understandin of u & hopefully
I can compliment yo unique...
If these walls could talk they would speak of the pain we endure on a daily basis, of the hurt and tears that show on our loved ones’ faces. They would speak of the over sentencing of the corrupt C.O.s that beatings that take place behind the scenes. If these walls could talk they would tell you...
Nailed to the cross, naked
Love is burned at the gates,
Despair huddles over its carcass,
Smiling comfortably in pain.
Like a child clutching his blanket,
Except these are bite-the-curb hates,
Resentment season is the hardest,
Lonely our blankets...
She said, “Slow down, daddy, you’re dancing too fast,
stop and teach me the steps because the song won’t last”.
She said, “Listen to me daddy, you’re out of control,
It feels like our family is in a dark hole.”
But I didn’t hear her, I thought the world was mine...
I was the flower in your garden late to bloom
Giving you much concern as others budded so soon
Just as you thought all of your work would go to waste
I blossomed and I kept a continuous smile on your face
While others faded my glory continued on
Alone in the dark
with my hand to the sky
and a throb in my heart
falling apart from the lies
I gather myself and my tears
There’s pieces scattered everywhere
Decay that’s been going for years
I can feel the turmoil on every...
Today I lost
For fifteen years I fought him
"Use to Be"
I used to didn’t care and never played fair
I was immature about it and always sure about it
Mentally deceived and underachieved
I never thought I would change, I did everything in vain
Young and insane, I would’ve did anything
But still the same
Is it everyone else
Or just a tick in my brain
All points – all paths
From every distant place
Will at some point in time
Share a similar place
But for a moment the same
Is it not true...
I’ve traveled the world from Africa, to Mecca, Russia, Europe,
Brazil, Jamaica and Japan –
I’m known around the world as the traveling man.
I’ve experienced the unknown and heard the untold
I grasp knowledge and game from all my encounters,
In honor of my brother who was executed 2 years ago – and in light of the recent movements against racism in the country, I would like to share a poem I wrote days after his death. It is my hope the discussion around criminal justice reform soon focuses its lens on the death penalty.
A smile brighter than sunshine,
Someone that’s sweeter than sugar,
A heart that is bigger than the Earth,
You’re the best gift only God could deliver,
A beauty that everyone should admire,
A personality that’s very intriguing,
“Another Day” 6/29/20
Living in a single cell, spending a lot of time alone
Making plans for my life, what I’m gonna do when
I get home
Looking back over two decades, can’t believe the
Time I’ve lost
Still haunted by my mistakes, hard to accept...
“What Love Really Is”
Love consists of many things, so why does mostly everyone think it’s all about material things; like cars, clothes and diamond rings. I once asked a girl to teach me how to love because I was young, clueless and curious as to what love really was!
All I want...
Sadly 70 years later,
The same problems revolve.
They choke us until we can’t breathe,
Because that’s the only way to get the problem solved.
Why do I worry if a traffic stop,
Can turn fatal or flawed.
It’s 2020 and the color of my skin,
She is as beautiful as the midnight sky
Illuminated by the ethereal glow from the stars of the galaxy
Compelling all who dare to gaze upon her
To be drawn into her orbit.
Only to be consumed like a moth to a flame.
For who can deny her gravity?
I will be loyal 2 you,
You can trust me whatever you do,
Everything you do,
Eye will try to understand,
No matter the distance, or fate,
We’ll always talk and communicate
And more than entertain,
We’ll pray to God above
~ Honey Love ~
Everything you breathe in,
You give back with life.
When I look inside of my heart and soul,
I see a perfect mirror image of you upon it.
Life has meaning when it’s lived in your wake.
Walking holding hands,
Knowing we’re more than just...
"Love You Grandma"
I wonna be next to you Grandma I love you
I remember yo smile I remember yo heart
2×I really miss you Grandma,~~
I really miss you Grandma, ~~
I really miss you Grandma, ~~
They say you wouldn’t like me because the
Color of my skin.
They had you grow up thinking that my pigment
Was a sin.
Instead of showing truths; that we come from
Rulers and Kings.
They made you hate my outsides, instead of
By: Saleel Qaasim
10 June 2020
No one can strip me down, and define what is me
I’m the artist of these lines, on this canvas you see
With vivid color applied, brought flashes of life
Warm feelings of joy, melt through emotional ice
A heart that...
YK Osiris baby girl, are you worth it? If I had to pick the perfect song it’ll be Trey Songz, “Picture Perfect” cause to me your face is as bright as the sun and your eyes, they’re as beautiful as the sky above. Now you were sent like an angel from heaven to me, to take away my fears and to set...
Voice Of A Modern Day Slave
When not in the fields I reside in a box confined in solitude, overcrowded by thoughts. Those who oversee me, smile cheesily as they walk, yet we never talk. Is this because I’m antisocial, or they’re utterly rude? Well that’s a determination left to be made...
The thought was the cause of it all.
The thought was the cause of the fall.
The thought was the cause of the vision that manifest everything that your recall.
The thought was the cause of the Earth.
The thought was the cause of it first.
The thought was...
I believe it's times like these that one must endure
In order to be stronger even if there's not a cure.
But one must understand, we are not of weak structure
So do not give up until it's full departure.
See, we live in a society where we were...
Sometimes when I'm alone I cry because I’m on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form,
I cry because my heart is torn
and I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my...
Beautiful Pain Beautiful Pain
come and strengthen me ...
I wear my scars with pride for all the world to see....
Beautiful Pain Beautiful Pain Come and ease my mind...
The moon without darkness would have no reason to shine...
Beautiful Pain Beautiful Pain...
Poem For Her
I see your smile through the fire
I live to see you and take us higher.
No time can separate our bond
No bind will ever separate our time.
Give me that chance to prove my worth to you,
this poems for her but I feel it’s for you....
Follow Your Dreams
Dreams water the soul as rain moistens the flower to bring into being the desires of its capabilities for they are the bullies that continue to push us and dare us to meet life challenges.
Dreams are the light that shines along the course in the darkness of our...