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Jail Poems | Examples of Jail Poetry

Jail Poems. Below are examples of jail poems. This list of jail poems is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of jail poems or a list of jail poetry. These examples illustrate what jail poems look like. There is also a link below to the definition of jail and a page where you can discuss these types of poems.

List of Jail Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Taste of Tears Ben, Su Free verse jail, metaphor,
Stimulation: Deepening in my Ruins Earnings, J. W. Free verse jail, deep, depression, desire,
The Great Wall Sachs, Evan Free verse jail, anger, angst, change, prison,
To Home We Sail Horton, Robert Rhyme jail, history, sea,
Dirty money Crookshank, Kenneth Free verse jail, freedom,
Saved Jensen, Shelby Verse jail, blessing, change, christian, depression,
Premium Member Poem Amigo Kilmer, Stephen Narrative jail, allusion,
Used abused Yahudah, Elisheba Lyric jail, courage, feelings,
Symptoms Yahudah, Elisheba Concrete jail, adventure, analogy, freedom, poetry,
Fish Powder Joe, Sloppy Alexandrine jail, abortion, africa, america, animal,
Queen for a Day bauer, ilene Rhyme jail, nostalgia,
A divorce Quarel Adwini-Poku, Lambert Blank verse jail, africa, anger, betrayal, conflict,
My last breath Shahein, Dalia Light Poetry jail, death, depression,
Hi I am a Woman Carlson, Cali Free verse jail, for her, slam, woman,
You Won't Have Relations In My House johnson, randy Rhyme jail, father, father daughter, sin,
Love and animals Joe, Sloppy Concrete jail, beautiful, birth, bridal shower,
Poddy Podmore Fullard, Stella I do not know? jail, community, crazy, funny, humor,
Premium Member Poem SELF INFLICTED - for contest lawless, John Verse jail, abuse, power, religion,
Who Am I, by Daykia Clark Clark, Daykia I do not know? jail, america, black african american,
Recall the Days of Yesteryear Price, Franklin Rhyme jail, america, growing up, hero,
A TRUE POLITICIAN Arribas, John Rhyme jail, political,
Atheism Brooks, Trinity Free verse jail, deep, faith, god, identity,
An Incomplete Masterpiece Earnings, J. W. Lyric jail, deep, depression, desire, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Crime and Punishment Wright, Tom Limerick jail, judgement,
Silent Empty Room Tanaka, Ina Free verse jail, feelings, loneliness,
Premium Member Poem Audacity of Man Lane, Lin Rhyme jail, introspection,
PillBilly Plaster J.R., Pauly ABC jail, abortion, abuse, animal, art,
The man with half a heart name, Pen Free verse jail, bio, gospel, heart, life,
Premium Member Poem Bored in Manhattan Roper, Eve Rhyme jail, confusion, funny,
time will wail sage, white Lyric jail, allusion,
Life and Growth Barclay, Bernard Narrative jail, childhood,
Hunting in packs Zammit, Ronald Acrostic jail, abuse, violence, women,
Premium Member Poem Walking Away Konos, Judy Narrative jail, heartbreak,
CORPORATE ELITE Wilowski, John Couplet jail, political,
I rise Monyela, Lebogang Free verse jail, abuse, anger, bullying, freedom,
Jailbirds Magill, Christopher Free verse jail, prison,
Get Your Voice Heard taylor, R. e. Free verse jail, political, spoken word,
On Days like These Payseur, Chloe Lyric jail, dad, daughter, emotions, father
Intruders, Strangers And The Attic Room Horton, Robert Rhyme jail, poetry,
america's hypocrisy i Dibaba, Assefa I do not know? jail, community, home, native american,
Intruders, Strangers And The Attic Room Horton, Robert Rhyme jail, poetry,
Premium Member Poem A Christmas Letter Hinshaw, Robert L. Rhyme jail, christmas, humorous,
COLLECTIVE SIN IS A VIRTUE Osho, Francis I do not know? jail, philosophy,
I Can See Clear Crookshank, Kenneth Free verse jail, growing up, poetry, success,
Premium Member Poem A Futuristic Christmas Canerdy, Janice Rhyme jail, fantasy, satire,
10 Things I've Learned From Loveths Dumogz, Im Free verse jail, relationship,
These Times anne, fonda Free verse jail, epic, evil, freedom, hate,
Uniwest mabale, lonely Alliteration jail, business, community, culture, education,
When I Write You A Letter Molasar, Roderick Quatrain jail, abuse, best friend, betrayal,
Premium Member Poem Dragon Meets Washington DC Eastman, Carol Light Poetry jail, character, fantasy, fun, funny,