THE BEST IN ME IS A BOOK THAT REFLECTS ON TRUE AND EMOTIONAL EVENTS WHICH IS TAKING PLACE EACH AND EVERY DAY.
THERE ARE STORIES, AND SPOKEN WORDS THAT EACH MIND WOULD BE ABLE TO RELATE TO, AND HARD TO FORGET.
PEOPLE WILL READ PARTS OF "THE BEST IN ME", AND SAY: "OH MY GOODNESS, THIS IS SO ENTIRELY TRUE"
AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE REALIZE THAT "THE BEST IN ME" IS A BOOK FILLED WITH CONFIDENCE AND INSPIRATION FOR THE STRUGGLING.
THIS BOOK REPRESENTS HISTORY THAT TRULY RELATES TO MANY OF US, AND IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO BE READ
"THE BEST IN ME" ARE FOR THOSE WITH AN OPEN MIND THAT ARE WILLING TO UNDERSTAND EACH FACTOR IN LIFE, AND NOT BE TOO JUDGEMENTAL OF CERTAIN EVENTS THAT ACTUALLY TAKE PLACE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.
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The Best In Me
By Rahim Allah
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2010 Rahim Allah
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Chapter OneINTRODUCTION TO BE!!!
OF COURSE ALL THAT I'M WRITING ABOUT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE INCARCERATED LIFE STYLE; BECAUSE IT IS THEY, ME, WHO HAS TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES IN ORDER TO DEMOLISH THE TERRIBLE STAIN THAT'S FOLLOWED US BY THOSE OUT SIDE OUR BOX LOOKING IN AT OUR DAILY ACTIONS.
THE INCARCERATED POSSESSES, THE ABILITY TO TRANSFORM INTO THE MOST INTELLECTUAL BEINGS KNOWN TO MINDS, BUT THE QUESTION IS, WILL THEY "BE" THAT ABILITY?
I WROTE "BE" BECAUSE ANY BODY CAN BECOME SUCCESSFUL FROM NOTHING, BY JUST PUTTING YOUR MIND TO YOUR PROJECTS OF WHAT EVER IT MAY "BE".
I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
FOR THOSE INCARCERATED, USE YOUR TALENTS TO REACH THE UNINSPIRED TO BE AT THEIR FULL POTENTIAL OF POSITIVITY.
BE BORN, BE HAPPY, BE APLIFIED WITH LIFE,
BE THERE, BE BEYOND, BE BEYOND THE
EXISTENCE OF CHAOS, AND WILLIE LYNCH'S
BE FREE FROM EVERYDAY ATTITUDE.
BE FOCUS TO STIMULATE VISION,
BE THE FOOT STEPS OF HIRAM ABIFF, KING OF
BE THE OVER SEER OF NATIONS.
BE ELECTRIFYING WHEN SINGING YOUR SONG,
BE CAUTIOUS OF THE TRICK KNOWLEDGE, AND
THE DECEPTION THAT PUSHES THROUGH THE
VEINS OF THE ADDICTIVE.
BE POSITIVE ENERGY ATTRACTS CREATIVE
BE THAT WHICH IS PERMITTED.
BE YOURSELF, AND NO ONE ELSE.
BE HOOD RICH, PROJECT POOR, BUT BE HAPPY
BE THE CONQUER OF LOW SELF ESTEEM
BE VICTORIOUS FROM ABUSIVE
BE THE SECOND, THIRD BLACK PRESIDENT.
BE THE WISDOM OF NEW MEANING.
BE KNOWLEDGABLE, THE FIRST THOUGHT
BE UNDERSTOOD, REGARDLESS IF MANY TRY
TO PROVE YOUR PAST IGNORANT ACTIVITIES.
BE TRUTHFUL, AND HONEST ALTHOUGH YOU
BE THE SOLE CONTROLLER OF ALL THINGS
WITHIN THE COMPLETION OF YOUR CIPHER.
BE THE BIBLE,
UNDERSTAND THE QU'RAN,
BUT BEAR TESTIMONY THAT THE ONE
HUNDRED AND TWENTY DEGREE LESSONS BE
THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE.
BE NOT THE ONE WHO WOULD LAUGH AT THE
UGLY, THE CRIPPLED, RETARDED, HOMELESS,
NOR THE CONVICTED,
IT COULD "BE" YOU!!!
BE FREE FROM EVERYDAY PRIDE, AND
BE THE ATTRIBUTE OF YOUR NAME, AND THE
IMPRINTS THAT LEADS A NATION.
BE THE GROWTH OF HIGHER LEARNING.
BE THE SCIENTIFIC COUNSELOR OF THE LOST.
BE THE FOUNDER TO CURE ALL MUDEROUS
BE RESPECTFUL TOWARDS YOUR ELDERS,
BE THE HELPERS TOWARDS THE DYING, THE
BE IN LOVE,
STAY IN LOVE WHEN RELATIONSHIPS
EXPLODES WITH NO HOPE.
WE ALL NEED SOME ONE.
BE EMOTIONAL WHEN EXPRESSING YOUR
BE THE HEART OF THE WISE.
BE INFINITE THOUGHT, AND THE ABSTRACT IN
MARCH 2, 2009 RAHIM ALLAH
Introduction to "She Past Away"
One day I was sitting on my bunk at Deep Meadows Correctional Center, and I noticed that this short little guy named Mike was crying. He was talking on the phone with someone. I didn't make anything of it, figuring that he and his girlfriend were at it again. A while later, another inmate named "Jay" approached my bunk asking to borrow my chess set. Out of curiosity I asked Jay if he knew why Mike was crying. Jay responded by saying that Mikes mother was on life support, and they would soon have to take her off of it. After hearing this, I immediately began to formulate new ideas for my writing. This piece was not an easy one to do. This was mostly because of the abusive relationship I had with my own mother. It wasn't the "normal" mother-son relationship that you come across. With that said, when writing this piece, I had to be sure that I avoided crossing any boundaries. I began to gather in my head all of the joyful experiences that I had witnessed between my friends and their mothers. I filtered through these memories and began writing. Deep down I truly wish that I could muster up some of the happier times I had within my family, but then again, some things are just better off left alone. Sorry.
September 10, 2009
She Passed Away
The news blew me away,
Don't know exactly what to say
Because I never thought shed leave me in
such a way
She was everything to me,
Who would think?
As wonderful as she was
God would rise up, and take her
Now I'm lonely in the worst
The news came while I was in the penitentiary
I feel dead, yet others recognize me
Condolences, sympathizing with me, while in
my stressful grief
My mother left me, due to her passing
My eyes are glossy, and my mind is
I don't know how much more
I'm gonna be able to take
Not far from snapping
Why did you have to take my mother away from
Lord, please tell me!
I feel like life isn't worth this much pain
Yet my mother has gone away
She was the greatest thing,
Always inspiring in the perfect way
Now I just feel so dead because
Was all I had
I remember the times when she used to make me
Oh, the wonderful times we once had
She was the best mother any son or
daughter could ever have
I realize that,
All minds shall reach its last
When God calls its time
A passing shall become the past
Yet, the memories will always
Make the loved ones
Oh the way she used to laugh
You should've seen the way happiness would
make her act
The way people would react
Those days I'll never get back
But remember, she was all I had
May the lord keep her happy
Knowing her new resting place is
Within the gates of heaven
It's been a blessing
The Lord gave my mother a better place to
I'll never forget
And, Ill love you with the greatest
For my mother,
Spoken words have been expressed
The deepest expression
You're a blessing.
Introduction to "Pay Attention and Protect"
So many children within this age of time are becoming more exposed to the desires of life, both good and bad. Predators are turning towards many children, especially young teenagers. Becoming the victims of bad influences ... The Predators Prey. Its hard to sit on the subway amongst teenagers talking beyond their caliber. Statements of disrespect, hatred, and violence are audible. Its like their parents failed to teach them the proper ethics of living in a civilized society. When adolescents are around their friends you tend to see their true colors come out. This made me realize ... When I was younger and living at home with my parents, I felt like I couldn't talk to them about anything. They either wouldn't even hear me out, or they would cut me off before I could finish expressing my mind. It was their way, or no way.
Scolding was already determined; decisions were made without any justification, except for the fact that, my parents had me; they felt they knew what was best for me. This was far from the truth because, parents don't always make the best decisions, and this is known from my own personal experiences.
This is why I allowed my friends to become my influences. They passed no judgment, and I was able to speak my mind. I was free, and finally, I had friends who would listen, and talk to. Friends who understood my thoughts and feelings, and the reason why I wrote this poem "Pay Attention and Protect"
August 29, 2009
Pay Attention and Protect
Many have said time and time before
If you have a child that's getting caught up in the
realm of pain
Then it's best that you help him or her to
Because once they commit,
Then they'll never be the same.
Another child's life running slowly down the drain
My mother couldn't save me, only led me astray
She played the part of abusing me in an unusual
Let me pray
My advice to many,
Talk calmly and allow your interests to become
Don't become over-bearing, and demanding
You're surely going to lose your children to the
ones that's nearest to them.
A life of sin.
The life of sin, feeds the soul
The abuse of prison,
And if its the streets,
They might be the next victims of HIV,
Drug addictions, in a life of sin.
If you try to talk to them,
They wont listen
At least until its the end
Another life draining
Sorry for not paying attention,
Forgive me for being so selfish
My drug addiction
A life destroyed by them, a life of sin
Going back to the beginning, they'll never see
The agony of dying is so unforgiving
The life many have chose, by not listening
Do you think the bloods or the crypts will save
them from the penitentiary,
When initiation is presented to them?
Arian Nation when hate is at stake,
Skinheads goal is just to murder another black
Ku Klux Klan and their universal flag
Our children, getting caught up in this life of sin.
Can parents win – over the negative influences,
That will ruin so many children?
Its time for us to come together
And prove, well rule over all the negative
That captivates our children,
From groups infested with the devils illusions
Stand up – and take back what belongs to you,
INTRODUCTION TO "ONCE REVOLVED, BUT NOW HAS CHANGED"
WHEN I WAS IN RE-ENTRY CLASS AT THE ARLINGTON COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA; I USE TO JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH THOSE WOULD NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE TEACHER.
I MEAN, THESE GUY'S HAD NO REGARD FOR WHAT THE TEACHER WAS TEACHING, THEY DIDN'T CARE.
THE TEACHER WAS THIS OLD GREY HEADED MAN WHO ACTUALLY CARED ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, AND WELL BEING.
HE HAD CONTACTS FOR JOBS, THE ABILITY TO HELP YOU WITH RESUMES, O.A.R. PROGRAM, AND HE GAVE YOU RESPECT REGARDLESS HOW YOU ACTED IN CLASS.
BECAUSE IT WAS THEIR FUTURE THAT THEY NEEDED TO PRIORITIZE, NOT HIS.
SEE, WHEN YOU DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO HELP YOU, WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HELP YOUR SELF?
BACK TO PRISON YOU GO, AND BACK TO BLAMING OTHERS FOR THE MISTAKES YOU HAVE MADE.
NOTHING CHANGES EXCEPT GETTING OLDER BEHIND A FENCE, A FENCE THAT HOLDS NO EMOTIONS TO HOW YOU REALLY FEEL INSIDE, ESPECIALLY WHEN NO ONE'S PAYING ATTENTION.
WHO WOULD PAY ATTENTION ANYWAY TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION?
THIS SPOKING WORD FORMAT IS DEDICATED TO THE MAN WHO RUN'S THE RE-ENTRY CLASS AT ARLINGTON CO. DETENTION FACILITY BECAUSE HE CHANGED MY LIFE.
"ONCE REVOLVED, BUT NOW HAS
CLOUDS OF FALLACY INSTILLED WITH TOXIC
THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH INIQUITY,
THE DEVILS GREATEST VICTIM.
TRAPPED WITHIN IDLE TIME, NEGATIVE LIFE
AND A LOST MIND,
SOMETIMES YOU SIT AND WONDER:
"WHY YOU'RE STILL ALIVE"
DEEP IMPRESSIONS, EXPRESSES, WHAT IT IS
THAT HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED.
EVERY WHERE YOU TURN,
THE GREY IS STRIVING TO GIVE YOU A
THE ATTENTIVE FAILS TO TAKE HEED, NOR
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN NEGATIVITY,
DRUGS, AND ALCOHOL
CAPTIVATES YOUR ADDICTION.
ABANDONMENT BY YOUR WIFE, FAMILY, AND
PENITENTIARY NOW, BECOMES YOUR BEST
I SEE WHY NEGATIVITY SUPPORTS THE
REASON WHY MANY NEVER WIN;
FOR A CHANGE, TAKE HEED TO THE
GIVING BY THE MAN OF SUPREME WISDOM.
CLOUDS NO LONGER FILLED WITH FALLACY,
AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
A NEW LIFE SHOULD START WITH POSITIVE
GOING BACK INTO SOCIETY TO BECOME A
CONNECTING WITH THOSE WHO CARES
ABOUT HOW YOU'RE REALLY FEELING,
INTERESTED IN LISTENING TO YOUR POSITIVE
GOALS, AND FUTURE INTENTIONS,
NETWORKING, AND REACHING OUT TO THE
MY LIFE NOW,
I CAN HONESTLY SAY,
IS DEFINITELY CHANGING
IS DEFINITELY CHANGING
RAHIM ALLAH JAN 24, 2010
Introduction to I AM
"I AM" became an inspiration to me because I have come to realize that dreams can come true. If we put that one foot forward, and push ourselves to a driving purpose. We can do anything, and become the most influential person imaginable-prisoners, inmates, convicts, or convicted felons. I believe I am living proof that we are dream fulfillers because of our past, our experiences, and our ancestors. These things have paved the perfect road that guides us through continuous paths full of twists, and turns, and forks in the road.
Following this path in the right direction will allow us all to become successful. My path has helped me to write "I AM."
I am the truth that flows through the veins
of this flesh, the roots of the earth
I am the science that was created from a
I am the technology with impeccable
visions, and flawless equilibrium
I am the world that was designed to revamp
chaos, and fertilize the heart with love,
peace, and happiness
I am the prodigy of the 24 elders made
I am the ability of our Black Nations
I am you, and you are me, and we together
form our children's dreams
I am Barrack Obama
I am the story of Black history
My mind is quadrilateral, and my square is
a ninety degree angle
I am the truth that flows through the blood
I am the pain that rains tears from the lost
I am the migraine that is despised on the
We are the product of God's Gift
My divine wisdom is perplexed when
studying Asiatic Archaeology
I am the science of impeccable dynasty and
artistic is my attribute
I am Exodus 15:3, and Jeremiah is the air I
Introduction to The best gift
February 2, 2009 I had just been transferred from Powhatan correctional receiving to deep meadows correctional center,
I was sitting on my bunk listening out for my name to called for mail
When my name was called, I'd noticed that my wife had sent me (3) cards and (2) letters
I was shocked because in prison, everyone is watching, and when you start receiving three and Four pieces of mail at one time throughout the week
Then that's big
I was happy because my wife was right there by my side not giving up on me, like many women do to their husbands, or boy friends that are incarcerated
My wife was my best gift as I thought to my self
And this was the reason I wrote this piece. In dedication to her
Which I do appreciate with all my life
Thank you so much.
The best gift
THE BEST GIFT THAT I COULD EVER ASK
THE INSPIRING SMILE THAT PUSHES ME
TO GO FURTHER
THE JOINED HANDS THAT COMPLETES A
A KISS THAT SENDS E-MAILS THROUGH
MY MIND, AND HEART ——
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
THE BEST GIFT THAT GOD HAS BLESSED
A HEART FELT WEDDING THAT
EACH STEP MADE HAS DEEP EMOTIONAL
IMPRINTS OF LUSTFUL DESIRES, AND
MY LOVE FOR YOU EXPRESSES MILES OF
THE BEST GIFT THAT COULD EVER
TOUCH MY LIFE
THE PROFOUND BOND OF COMPLETE
UNDERSTANDING, AND OPEN
THE WAY YOU LOOK AT ME FILLS ME
WITH EMOTIONS THAT'S IMPACT WITH
PASSION STAINED UPON MY HEART
YOU ARE MY VISION, AND THE FOOT
STEPS TOWARDS A NEW DIRECTION
YOU ARE MY OXYGEN THAT ALLOWS ME
TO BREATH, AND WITHOUT YOU,
MY LIFE IS LOST UPON THE FACE OF THE
BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM
MY LOVE AND THE PIECE OF MY RIB
I LOVE YOU, AND DESIRING THE
TOGETHER OF YOU
COMPLETES' MY HAPPINESS THROUGH
SICKNESS AND HEALTH
TILL DEATH DO US APART
I LOVE YOU
THE BEST GIFT THAT COULD EVER
TOUCH MY LIFE
2/05/09 RAHIM ALLAH
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Table of Contents
She Passed Away....................7
Pay Attention and Protect....................12
Once Revolved, But Now Has Change....................17
The Best Gift....................24
Trapped Within the System....................28
It's Not The System, It's My Choice....................34
Hiding behind the Tears....................41
Hope Is Change....................45
My Heart Cries....................48
He's My Divine Spectrum....................54
May I Speak Amongst....................60
Conversation With God....................68
Oh How Wonderful it is....................73
I Want To Go To Beautiful....................75
A Prisoner's Thoughts....................79
Within The Prison....................82
Love is Pain and Pain Hates Love....................86
Silence & Secrets....................89
Painted Pictures Beyond the Depths of my Mind....................100
The Stroke of a Pen....................103
The Way it Roams Through the Streets ....................105
Mother of Millions....................112
No matter what....................115