writing

Incarceration

By DJ Could have, would have, should have been on the streets, on my feet Looking out my cell window like damn, I’m so far from a street Staring at the wall like this isn’t where I should be In the visitation room just looking at my beautiful niece When I call home just talking…

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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…

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Tears of Hope

By LG Dedicated to Free Minds Volunteers Poetry bleeding from my instrument Staining my canvas for years Generosity pouring from my peers Transforming my hope into tears It seems like it was just yesterday When I realized this wonderful gift Ever since I opened my present My life has taken a shift When your desire…

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My Cell

By DH It’s in my blood, the trait of the drug Sickled wit love for a cause that causes y’all laws To disease young souljas  I’m trapped in this nightmare and praying for closure But then I see nightfall  Then my environment slowly breathes quiet  And dark thoughts in my mind coldly creep quiet I’m…

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My Passion

By IS The passion I have for writing is a feeling of peace and tranquility The desire to inspire myself ambitiously A sense of freedom without actually being free Unlocking my chains with this poetic key Exceeding beyond this feeling of imprisonment My mind directs these orchestrated sentences.  

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