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

“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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“Somedays” by Steven

“Somedays” by Steven

Somedays  Some Days I can’t stand to look in the mirror  Trying' daily to find relief through written scripture  Even though the melanin in my skin tells me I'm built to win  This battle within and...

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Déjà vu by Rob

Déjà vu by Rob

I saw on the evening news tonight, how a meteorologist was giving insight.  It was a serious, somber, scary tune,  he said a big storm was coming soon.   Mother Nature sent her wrath, Louisiana in...

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“Rise” by Raiveon

“Rise” by Raiveon

Cast out, left behind, we are the people no one wants to find. The love from others caused us to go blind. We came back to get what was taken. This is the origin of the forsaken. With a broken...

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“A year in review” by Tallulah

“A year in review” by Tallulah

A year in review It was a bad year for the planet. Every creature on the face of the Earth endured the pain and/or loss. Yet a Mercy, even though we do not understand it. From one of the worst...

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“Body” and “Loss” by Pamela

“Body” and “Loss” by Pamela

Body You locked up my body, but you'll never own me. You gave me a number so you could count me every day, while you do everything to remind me that I no longer count. While you were caging me in...

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“The Sonnet” by Jerry

“The Sonnet” by Jerry

Moma you loved me from the start.  I never noticed negligence in your heart.  What you taught me, I only understand.  You survived raising a boy to a man.  Reminiscing about the...

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“Broken” & “Eyes of Hopelessness” by Jamsson

“Untitled” by Jamsson

Years, Decades, Centuries… So much time...wasted Sleeping in this century While some rot, Others… Are holding on to a thin line of hope… That one day… They can see the light The light at the end of...

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