Category: INMATE POEMS

POEM OF THE WEEK, by Mumin Israfil

Deep undersea, naked, holding your breath ~in lost faith you exhale submitting to death. Hateful of the ungrateful, Father Sea knows your plight ~he lovingly blows into you his saltwater Life. With you vigor returned, you feel the numbing cold ~transforming your skin into a vibrant protective fold. […]

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Poem – Daughter, by Johnnie Harria

my daughter is my life and joy,my laughter,peace of mind,and most beautifulest flower of choice.she means the world.she very smart,and kind at heart,shes quick to listen and slow to talk.when im sad in darkness or depressed, i look at her picture and my light comes back. i like […]

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Tears Never Cried, by John Mcconnell

A blog entry/poem by Mac Imagine teardrops never cried from all of the pain trapped inside. Just waiting to escape through the windows of your eyes. “Why wont you let us out?” The tears question the conscience “Relinquish all of your fears and doubts and heal yourself in […]

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Born For This, by Eyba Brown

(poem) by: Eyba “Prime Time” Brown No one enters life all bad or all good. That is mostly defined by your circumstances, your situations, your hood. You may look at a precious baby and think this isn’t so. But one day you tell them to come here, who […]

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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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