The Game I Play

Let me tell you about a game I play,
Where I close my eyes and fade away.
I float to a special place,
Beyond the stars and the moon and space.
In this special place you see,
There are only 2 people, you and me.
In this place all is right,
Nothing but love, we never fight.
In this place there is no sadness,
No cells, no courts, none of that madness.
No rules to follow, no laws to break.
No bars to hold us or separate.
No one to tell us we can’t kiss,
Or out.
I don’t just tell you,
I love you, I show you how much.
But eventually the game must end,
My eyes must open and reality sets in.
But some day soon, I’m not sure when,
I will close my eyes and play my game again. 

-Inmate 550

So Much

I’ve got so much love to give, 
And no one to give it to.
So I’m writing it down here,
In hopes that I find you.
Someone I can trust in, 
Someone I can hold,
And eventually grow old. 
Someone who will remember, 
Everything that’s special to me.
Someone I can count on, 
When I’m finally set free,
So I can hold onto this fantasy. 
This sort of waking dream, 
Where everything I wanted, 
Is exactly what it seems. 
I’ve got so much love to give, 
And I’ll lavish it all on you.
I am writing this poem, 
So you see that it is true. 
No more lovely nights, 
just because of what I do. 
I am writing to myself,
but always thinking of you.

-Inmate 550

The Mystery of History

They say yesterday is history,
Tomorrow's but a mystery
Today's the only day that really counts

But if we forget the past, 
We are destined to repeat it.
So forgiveness is to what it all amounts.

If we learn from our mistakes
And try to change our ways, 
We'll change what's deep within our heart.

Learn to love your neighbour,
Even if they are a hater,
Today would be a better day to start. 

Just go out every morning, 
Look up towards the sky,
And feast your eyes upon the rising sun.

Hold on to your history,
Our future is a mystery,
But another brand new day has just begun.

-Inmate S1

Painfully Familiar

It hurts to be with you.
When I'm alone, I'm not afraid, 
I'm afraid to be alone. 
It hurts when you're near me,
don't take away my pain.
There's no longer any colour,
just empty shades of grey.
Please don't let me love you,
my love for you is pain.
I'll just wait right here,
for you to go away.
But don't leave me here alone,
don't take away my pain. 
Leave me when you're gone,
just don't go away. 
Alone I'll be without you,
naked and afraid. 
It's painfully familiar,
so don't take away my pain.
I'll love you when you leave, 
or even if you stay.
My heart's been used, I'm confused
and alone with all this pain. 

-Inmate S1

Hair

You cut my long hair
Because you think that it's queer
Is it so easy to hate? 
When your heart's full of fear?

You hit me and beat me
With THAT book in your hand
Is it so easy to hate?
What you don't understand? 

When you rape and you kill
You don't think that it's odd
Is it so easy to hate?
Those who don't know THY God?

Your ways are not mine
So you do what you can
Is it so easy to Hate?
When it's a much lesser man?

To you nothing is sacred
It's all just water and bush
Is it so easy to hate?
Because you're ZHAUNAGUSH

-Inmate S1 - Secret Path Reflection

Topic: Write a letter to your daughter

Dear B, 
               I want you to continue focusing on your education and being the best person you can be, not for me but for yourself. As your father, it is essential to me that I show you all the right things in life and practice being the best role model for your existing surroundings. Remembering myself as a youth growing up, it's easy to see the things I missed out on. So, it is my duty as your father to guide you in life and help prepare for your future to become the most successful woman you can be. It's in my interest to be devoted and supportive towards you in anything you are trying to accomplish for your goals. Being the best father to my daughter is my desire. Growing up as a youth with my brothers and sisters, we had no father in our household to help us grow. So I am going to do my best to make sure you avoid what I went through during my life, on what I missed out on and what I could have accomplished. No matter what, I am always going to be by your side and be the parent that always encourages you to do good even if things aren't so good. Keep faith and think big because your imagination can be real if you work hard for it. 

Sincerely, 
Dad

-Inmate 327

Topic: How do you want to impact the world positively?

As my imagination expands, I've always wanted to have the opportunity to demonstrate how to impact the world positively. Speaking to youth in communities about being a positive role model for each other would help shape a brighter future and better results. Teaching knowledge and wisdom to youth in the world would lead to less disaster and better choices in life being made frequently. Sharing my life stories form bad to good would relate to others and it would give a visual on how to make certain decisions on life and help avoid things that aren't called for. In the near future it would be helpful to go around and have group meetings with youth in various communities around the world, work on life skills and practice on becoming someone successful in the world. 

-Inmate 327

Thinker

I was thinking...I'm a thinker
and I'm happy to be such a thinker. 
For there are people
who do not think...
I am not one of those people...
Soon enough
I'll get paid to think, 
and my thoughts would become a commodity
Serious! I think I'll form a think tank...
So I could reel in the benefits due to thinking

I think not only for myself
but for the whole Universe...

Well, at least I think so...

-Inmate 016

20.02.17

It was once said,
that it not only takes a family
but it takes a tribe to raise a child. 
Now within this age,
I believe that it takes the world to mend a heart
that has been part of a body that was incarcerated! 

-Inmate 016

 

Gaia

The great consciousness is the real shift in humanity
End the flames of intolerance
for political and economic purposes

Those living the right way
have given notice to walk the right path
on the mother known as Gaia

For we need her to live
So give respect
and treat her well! 

Before all becomes barren
and wasteland such a hell

A balance between heart and mind 

With each and every one of us
prepared to lend a hand
to uplift each other along the journey.
There would be a great valour to all of humanity.

-Inmate 016

Minister of Time

People to see, and things to do!
As journey to make or rest to take.
Many choices to make!
Different directions to make

At times uncertainty in a forecast
whether it is good, or perils to undergo!

To slowdown an' notice all
that is around ye
in the material plane.

Deep meditation
to not become insane...

From Genesis to an end,
There is something in the middle,
and also in the mind of men.

At times there are many solutions
to convolutions.
When time is gone. Yes! 
I mean no more. 

Does this realm exist?
Without a degree to label whether
thou is prompt or overdue

Time better wait!
For thy hates to be late!

-Inmate 016
 

Last Quarter of 2016

I believe these walls have ears.
They could even hear me thinking.
They could also see through my eyes,
and know when I'm blinking.
I have to leave this place!
Nor do I want to be a rat in this race.
My days go astray,
Mangué!
Could one make a blessed bed in hell?
Well then,
A good soul could make it through purgatory,
Without any worries,
And go somewhere else
Besides hell...

-Inmate 016

Prayer

Take me back to a better place,
Need you Lord to take me away.
I need to see your beautiful face,
Need you to take me to better days.
I love the way you present yourself,
You're definitely one of a kind. 
I'll be there when you need my help,
Through the struggles, 
I'm doing just fine...

-Inmate 099 

Without You

A Life Without You would be a life with no change,
my nights and days would fade to grey. 
Even to simply reach out to touch the rain,
that just wouldn't feel he same.

You're in every ray of sunshine,
that comes from up above,
every reason my nights don't ever go cold.
I hold you tight right now as we are young, 
and even tighter as we grow old. 

One hundred billion angels on high,
pale in comparison to the beauty you hold
outward and within. 
When given chance to behold your sights,
if chance not taken this truly would be sin. 

I thank you for the love you give me,
unconditionally,
especially at those times when I was not worthy.
With honest pure truth from my heart,
this comes straight to you,
I say,
a world in which you do not exist,
is a world where I do not wish to be.

-Inmate 012

Kept My Love Alive

Continuous and eternal, 
is how each beat of my heart forms.
The following letter in line to spell your name,
if I were to cut myself,
each droplet of blood as it hit the ground,
would spell the same. 

You're my life, my love, my purpose, 
and each breath I take strengthens this truth.
On that magical day when we first met,
happiness for me no longer became a pursuit. 

It is written,
that God rested on the seventh day.
Since you came into my life,
I no longer hold this to be true.
I do believe God rested on this day,
but only after the precise amount of precious time
was taken to create you. 

Long after I've turned to dust,
and my soul has completed its rise, 
long after the heaven's exist no more,
and crash down from the skies. 
My love for you will still be strong, 
my love for you will thrive,
due to the love you fed to my love.
Time after time, 
a love so strong, so pure, so true,
that it,
Kept my love alive, 

-Inmate 012

This Is Us

Slaying mythical beasts, demons and dragons
may have been a hobby of mine,
yet a hobby never achieved,
without you by my side. 

I sip hot lead,
only to spit out bullets.
Satan cowers beside me, 
for even he knows, 
how my wrath hath no limits.

Yet her! 
Slightest whisper forces me to obey
as if it were a command.
Her smile warms my heart,
her Love flows through my veins.
The aforementioned all go hand in hand.

The Sun rises up for her, 
yet she shares this blessing
with you and I,
with beasts and birds,
through grace and unselfishness, 
she's shared her day,
Sun now gets on hand and knee, 
to bow, to set, to show her,
the respect that she deserves. 

Together we reign, 
two beings, 
could never have been more different,
yet we are still also the same.
If I were to bellow her title
out into the winds,
an echo of her voice would return,
screaming my name. 

-Inmate 012

 

Her

Oh dear!
My visual leaves me stun!
For it is clear that night brings her here...
She is that face in the moon! 
Maybe it is dementia?  
But, I do believe the creator sent her.
Is that her voice?
Stay up and don't go to bed,
Or is that just all in my head?
Well it is still clear, 
That face in the moon
I see it, 
So it is still there!

-Inmate 016