Anthony Waters

A REAL NIGGA BLUES, by Anthony L. Waters

poetry:

I’ve learned to hold on to doubt,
the ones thats negative always got their hands out,
my mind runs wild like a mechanical gear,
a long way from home I got to wipe my own tears,
scared to death but yet can’t show my fears.

a real nigga blues,

my family on my mind,
got me looking for blessings while stressing,
feeling like a dead beat father,
even though I’m in prison,
sad,
but I found myself running through the depths of hell,
now I am a talking book thats open with a story to tell,
one just has to listen on how I conquered and failed,
vision blurry but I witnessed spirits casting spells,
yet I believe no weapon formed against me will prosper because those wicked spirits got to stay in their shells,
waiting on the trumpets to blow with ringing bells,
life is as a seal that’s trying to get way from a school of killer whales,

a real nigga blues,

lord knows that I’ve been through to much to be here today,
so I constantly ask for forgiveness in the most astonishing way,
prostrated on my knees every morning I must give my God the praise,
because he brought me out of an early grave.

unfortunately I understand hard times came more times then winter,
I remember sitting still looking at my kids wonder what they gone have for dinner,
so it would be wrong for me to point the finger,
I understand the pride and pain,
nowhere to run so I look out of my window,
a real nigga blues u can’t get confused.

so don’t judge anybody until u can walk a mile in there shoes,
because the beginning of life may be for them to lose,
so help a real nigga through there blues,
because u winning now,
your end may be for u to lose..

JUST KNOW THAT PERSON U TURNED YOUR BACK ON,THAT NEEDED YOUR HELP MAY HAVE BEEN AN BLESSING TO U SENT BY YOUR HIGHER POWER…just saying..

peace to the true and living

ANTHONY WATERS
DOC #720-786

Categories: Anthony Waters, poems

3 replies »

      • I think that is great. This is going to be good for me to see this too… As a single mom who has raised my kids to almost adulthood its easy for people on the other side of the bars to become bitter … as both my kids fathers have been incarcerated most of their lives,,, I’m glad this platform allows their voices to be heard! I will share.

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