Category: INMATE POEMS

Life Lesson, by Ryan Bell Jr.

“I’m a tornado in the winter, and a blizzard in the summer, I’m a flood in a desert and a thunderstorm without thunder. I know it sounds crazy and makes you wonder, but know that I’m unlike anything that’s ever been discovered. If you could scan my body […]

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Things, by Maurice Brown

There are things to think about; and there are things to say, there are things that actions prove; and faith should lead our way, the holy Spirit has a course; the will of God is true, the hope we have inside us; what can its courage do? We […]

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Sour Taste, by Joshua Hairston

I siphoned out Africa’s pidgin, from the Englishman’s jargon and was regarded as equal – I Mastered The Tongue Of The People Who Mastered My People – speeding passed, exceeding the mass of practicing “legals” – slowed by circumspection – my soul’s recollection – the coldest dereliction – […]

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Peace Was Won, by Mark Blain

With an eager heart, and a will on fire, I sought to win my great desire. “Peace shall be mine,” I cried! But life grew bitter in the endless strive. My heart grew weary and my pride wounded deep. To heaven I wailed, “God give me peace!” The […]

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In My Words, by Anthony L. Waters

poetry: Begging God, will he please save us, stressing got me snatching the hair off my head like Viola Davis, so pure in my mind meditating just to pass the time, I am pressing forward in life, not going to rewind, even though ain’t nothing change, being black […]

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Y, by Anthony Waters

poetry: Y u dudes got my name in your mouth like I ain’t gone see u all when I get out, yeah I done been in rough and spots and tuff places, so what make u think I ain’t gone remember yall haters faces. yo y y’all got […]

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Happy Mothers Day, by James Harris

poem: women yall are gods best creation yall are loving,caring,beautiful and so amazing thank you for all that yall do the reason god made yall is because we can’t survive without you yall are determined,dedicated and so strong yall love us unconditionally even tho we do yall wrong […]

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SINNERS, by Rodney Siler

Baptised in the streets, forehead anointed with gin. Redemption comes with a price and it resurrected in sin. Salvage through the pain, earth bound desired. Screaming hallelujah with my soul on fire. Blood stained sheets and your innocents gone. Bound to this world, but I’m spiritually strong. Mama […]

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Nephew, by Anthony L. Waters

poetry: young and green, his best friend is his girl and she ride for the team, popping at any thing that’s moving because he will kill for the cream, smart boy with a good head on his shoulders, yet trying to find some hope, his occupation is sitting […]

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Mindful, by William Bethea

Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. it was what I was bron for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct […]

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A HUSTLER, by Anthony Waters

poetry: I aint Tommy so here figure this out, being persistent is being relentless when trapping in the drout, winning yet tired of living because u never know the ending, staying fly is staying on top of every thing that’s trending, while catching cases and dealing with charges […]

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Us, by Dennis J. Watson

I love you unconditionally, but I can’t stand your ass at the same time… It’s an unhealthy balance, like heroin & cocaine in the same line… Through rain, shine, sleet, snow, hell or high wind… We walk alone with no fear just a hellified grin… Friends are 1 […]

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All Well, by John Caudill

Oh well, tired of living in this cell, tired of burning up in hell, praying to no avail. Oh well, thoughts of will i ever prevail, i cant tell, smells of discord and distrust got me afraid to come out of my shell. Oh well, they say all […]

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Poem, by Johnnie Harris

someone special is someone you met unexpected,someone you prayed for and finally got. someone special is someone who understands,who is loyal and honest. who is willing to take a chance even if it means sacrificing. Johnnie Harris DOC #664-626

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Thoughts For Today, by Caroline Peoples

Do you know black history Or the history of our enemy The devil uses the klan To demolish excellence Throughout time he castrated Our man God created Prejudicial.systems Forcing kings up under them Regal is my people Education is our steeple Strength is our blessing Generations.of bloodletting Considered […]

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Life, by Angel Dejesus

The purpose of this poem is for everyone that’s dealing with feeling trapped whether is behind bars or in the world and want or need help, is never easy whenever feeling like this, for me I learn to ask for help, you can to. As I travel thru […]

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