Biography of Dwayne Banks
Many things have happened with me over the forty three years I have been alive. I have been loved, and loved myself...at times. I have been mad, mean, bad, good, nice, friendly, lonely, obtrusive, elusive, among others...many others. I will say, being shot in the head and living to talk about it, is very, very disturbing. I say disturbing because it is painful, archaic, meaningful, thoughtful and thoughtless. The police officer that shot me has been forgiven...though he has his demons everyday. I have written over 500 poems...subjects vary.
Dwayne Banks Poems
When your soul is surrounded take a deep breath don't let your feelings lower to a depth A depth of misunderstanding, also despair take that deep breath, show that you care
Always Think Of Heaven
When Family loves you, you can tell Always think of Heaven; never Hell When Family photos are taken, they exude all Always think of Heaven; Peter and Paul
Stop And Think
When light does show, a distant shadow Somewhere in the world, a soul does glow Glows for the goodness, abound all around Smiles from the heart, for the homeward bound
Dusk To Dawn
What do we do, when we are born? how do we inspire, to actuate the norm? Alot of help is needed, to bring a child above often it is patience, and alot of love
Do You Have Gods' Heart?
Why do some people think only of themselves? subserviant greed, they have their own shelves Shelves they think they will fill in time always drawing the proverbial line
Dust Filled Mirror
Time spent alone, no family, no friends contemplation, mind on the mend Thinking, solitary soul figure? , role?
A ruthless heart, not the way to be there are no sunrises, there is no glee No laughs, no smiles; true disdain every minute, every hour; only pain
Simplicity Does Hurt
When people talk, others listen when the Sun shines, water glistens When a puppy does, children see when a kitten purrs, so do we
Apart And Confused
(written for Ismael Moreno., incarcerated in Dallas County Detention Center Aug.7,2008) A place with no sunshine, there's only pain received your letter, its begun to rain
As I read the Bible, I am enthralled stories captivated, all whom were called Called to be a witness, to histories' fate prophets and scholars, pinpoint the date
Faith belief Love
My Little Soul
Pain; no stranger true friend
Share With Your Child
When a child is born, help light their way coming out of darkness, show a sunny day When rain clouds cluster, threatening rain be nice to your child, showing no pain
Just A Thought
When life shows you a gray sky, say a prayer, know your weather will change. All things in life come titled, you must enable yourself to understand the place in
Is There A Right Side?
The day started cold on this Thanksgiving day
people helping people, foundations they lay
The foundation I speak of is the Lords' awesome glory
it's been written and told, The Biblical Story
Generations ago, living was hard
and yes back then, there was the Race card
People chose sides, turned backs on another
whatever happened? are'nt we all brothers?
Times have changed, though things stay the same