Feb. 19, 2013


by LeVar E. Jones (author's profile)


1-9-13 Running By LeVar E. Jones©2013

As long as I keep breathings, I'll write my feelings down,
They may help someone turn their life around.
I don't write these words to get a fabulous story,
Nor did I write them to try to win peoples glory.
I never thought that I would have so much poetry,
and like long walks to be taken, by people who be annoying me.
People told my that my poetry us raw, deep, and intense,
a very creative mind, once I got locked behind this fence.
Positive feedback but still I am not known.
Ponder whose there, as my son is getting grown.
I look over my life, and I shake my head in disgust,
feel the world is against me, so really who can I trust?
Try to stay positive, thinking about my life,
I am a better man now, despite me having 2 strikes,
I'm very blessed tattoos remind me of where I've been,
reminds me where I found my talent, wasting ink in my pen.
If it wasn't for the arrest, and cuffs going click clack,
I'll still be lazy with no poems, if hands aint behind my back.
Everything has a purpose, everything has its reasons.
To my mom & dad, I love you for all seasons.
My girl is still down I think, I think she's on my team,
so I think I'm devoted to making her the woman of my dreams.
I thank God for my mind, my talent, its a long time coming,
for this race is far from over, so I'll just keep on running.


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candleships Posted 10 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 10 years ago   Favorite
I just finished the transcription for your poem "Running" -it's really touching. Between the Bars really benefits from having artists (poets, writers, illustrators...) like you share their thoughts and feelings. I think that (all of) your words DO help people "turn their life around". It would be great if more people knew about BTB -by spreading the word, we would not only be letting people read amazing poems, essays, and diary entries, we could share whole stories and the real people that they stem from. Make sure to keep writing.
--C.B.B. (candleships)

LeVar E. Jones Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
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