Jake Webster and David Casper, Poetry

$50.00, limited edition of 40

David Casper and Jake WebsterThis artist book contains selected poems from Jake Webster and David Casper.  Each book cover is an original 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ painting by Jake. Check out some samples of book covers below – each is one of a kind.

Just Talk To Me

Just Talk To Me

I Know Life Is Hard

I Know Life Is Hard

Just A Moment

Just A Moment

Let Me See

Let Me See

Right Hand Left Hand

Right Hand Left Hand

Squat Down Baby

Squat Down Baby

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

Are You Talking To Me

Are You Talking To Me


Bad Boy Bad Girl

Take the sum total of us all
Or are our parts equal to the sum that we ought to be
It’s not easy when we think we know more
Not to have experienced nothing at all
At thirteen what do we really know?
And what do we compare it to?

Mother I miss your wonderful smile
Mother I miss looking into your beautiful eyes
Mother I wish you could come and get me
Mother I wish you could come and hold me
Because of who I am Because of where I am
Because of what I’ve done
I get to spend some time from home
I hope after all this adds up I will get myself together
Put my ass in check

Maybe I can learn to sit and listen
Maybe I can learn to be patient
Maybe I can get to know me

This place called JDC is not the place for me
But since I’m here I hope and pray that I can get a hold on me

When children end up in jail
We all know what that means
You can’t call your mama nor your daddy
You can’t call your brother nor your sister
You get that stigma
Bad boy bad girl
And as often as you act the part
The popo is going to do his job

When children end up in jail
We all know what that means
Bad boy bad girl
We know the goodness of you

Jake Webster

Unity

There is a symbol
A mandala
That we compromise

By talking of independence.

It is a symbol
A mandala

Which we comprise.

No omission
Will render it true.

No imagination
Will represent it.

David Casper

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