Inner Strength

By BH

As a product of his environment,
He could not read nor write,
Designed and programmed for destruction,
Thoughts of suicide haunted him at night.

As a product of his environment.
Incarcerated overnight
Afraid to give up, he decided to fight

Six years later a GED, Paralegal diploma and
An Associate’s Degree in Business Management
He found life.

As a product of his environment
He took flight.

I Am Thankful For

By K.

I am thankful for music

As this is the calming I need each day

I am thankful for literature

As it provides a temporary escape from reality

I am thankful for my health

As I am better able to help those around me

I am thankful for my friends

As they help me keep life in perspective

I am thankful for my education and wisdom

As I am better prepared for life’s daily struggles

I am thankful for my godmother

As she has shown me true unconditional love

Most of all I am thankful for God Almighty

As He has given me the capacity to forgive and love

What are you thankful for?

High On Reading!

By CS

When I read it’s like I’m smoking weed
The more I read
The more I need
I get so high on reading books
I be so high I feel so cooked

Different books is like different weeds
Every time I pick up a book I have got lots to read

When I read all my problems float away
I read so much it feels like I’m high all day

I read to get high
I read to get fly
The more I read the more I get by

I get so high on reading
So more books is what I am needing!

(Instead of smoking weed, you should read)

Untitled (When I Write)

I write when I’m bored
I fight with no sword
My poems are amazing
Without me blazing
My face clear
My thoughts are great
I believe in myself
I have faith
So I’ma stay I’ma be home 1 day
All I have to do is pray
I read books to escape where I’m at
I need help on how to chat