Poetry

Poetry is an allegory that tells no tales. It has no race or gender, no ego or attitude. Poetry is neither big, tall, short or small. Most of all poetry allows various incarcerated men and women to express their pain, their visions and their remorse with a meek and humble approach. Humans of San Quentin would like to share their poems with our readers. Give us your feedback and please, tell a friend. We hope you allow us to open our hearts and share our poetry with you.

Please enjoy the poems below,
Alex – Poetry Director

“Tears of an Innocent Man” by Armando

“Tears of an Innocent Man” by Armando

Tears ran down my face knowing I was wrongfully convicted. When will it end? Tears of a man that has lost his mother, Sisters and fiancé to prison years. Tears of a man that lost his sense of love....

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“AUDACITY” & “Dearest Lover and Loved” by Douglas

“The Image In The Mirror” by Edwin

The Image In The Mirror Looking through the mirror cast by a five-year-old reflection. Hot lead is raining from every rooftop, the peaceful avenue cracks, violently slicing that air between my five...

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Touched By An Angel… by Antwann

Touched By An Angel… by Antwann

Touched By An Angel...  I have a sense of gratitude to God for blessing me with the ability to share precious moments with a woman who meant the world to me. Just the thought of her stirs up...

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“Let Freedom Ring” by Gene

It's all about being Free doing the Month of Black History. Abraham Lincoln set the slave(s) free in 1863 in his Gettys Burg address speaking out for independence. I had A Dream by Martin Luther...

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“Meaning Of Clouds” by White Eagle

“Meaning Of Clouds” by White Eagle

Clouds are beautiful in their many shapes and sizes, colors and purpose. Clouds bring rain and generate life. They renew Mother Earth and all her growing creations. Clouds can bring positive and...

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“Voices” by Michael

“Voices” by Michael

Voices A Call To Mindfulness While Incarcerated I hear their voices...daily So present, so near Voices that attempt to interrupt the search for peace...freedom I hear their voices.... So familiar by...

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