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List of Prison Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
The Ballad Of Rithee Rithwando Molasar, Roderick Quatrain beach, best friend, betrayal, prison, trust,
Please Don't Kill johnson, randy Rhyme prison,
Premium Member Poem Electric Chair Ghosts Nance, Casarah Rhyme prison,
THEY TRIED TO BRING EGYPT BACK Chika, Sylvia Free verse humanity, people, poems, poetry, prison, slavery,
Untitled Quick, XNovia I do not know? abuse, angel, blessing, dark, prison,
One for the MAN Henderson, Nicholas I do not know? prison,
Belief Ackerman, Stuart Epitaph prison,
Premium Member Poem Without Logic and Sense Vassallo, Alfred Free verse prison,
Ojala el universo se apiade de mi Hernandez Diaz, Ruben A. Free verse dream, light, metaphor, prison, simile, star, time,
Last Call spagnola, jill Haibun abuse, appreciation, beauty, freedom, prison, wisdom,
Your Boot jimmy boom semtex, nick armbrister Verse prison, psychological,
Narwhal And a Narwhal-Contest Cheema, Balveen Personification betrayal, fish, freedom, myth, prison, sea, symbolism,
Barred Revelations Breidenthal, Laura Senryu abuse, death, deep, grief, prison,
THE WALL HAS GOT EYES AND EARS Derradji, Abder Rhyme abuse, africa, conflict, corruption, prison, rights, war,
Premium Member Poem He tells me that he loves me Controversial Kirk, Tony Free verse abuse, dark, death, murder, prison,
Panic Room Lucas, Ryan Lyric bullying, depression, introspection, loneliness, prison, psychological, trust,
The Omnipotent Being Woodell, Clifford I do not know? prison, spoken word, usa,
We all are prisoners David, Olorunsogo I do not know? prison,
Premium Member Poem Memories Survive Pinet, Emile Rhyme abuse, angst, depression, feelings, prison,
TACKLEBOX van Breda, Kim Free verse prison,
Cell Duckwall, Jessamyn Free verse addiction, corruption, farewell, father prison,
Premium Member Poem True colors of Life Tesfaye, Haile Rhyme life, loneliness, lonely, philosophy, prison, wisdom,
My hole my home Gulledge, Keith Lyric absence, age, lost, lyric, prison, sick, solitude,
Premium Member Poem IMPOSITIONS Promise, Rainbow Free verse allusion, deep, emotions, feelings, prison,
Here I sit Cottrell, James Sonnet absence, horror, imagery, judgement, prison,
Country Cheap Foss, Nicholas Free verse abuse, angst, class, conflict, prison,
Premium Member Poem Comfort Zone Tesfaye, Haile Rhyme courage, inspiration, life, philosophy, prison, wisdom,
CAUGHT SENTENCE Faith, Edoja I do not know? prison,
Short Shrift Execution Karczewski, Nathan Free verse anger, death, deep, murder, prison,
Premium Member Poem Short Shift Betrayal Quinlan, Diane M Verse betrayal, dance, death, death prison,
Premium Member Poem A Families Pray Carey, Ninette Crown of Sonnets angel, blessing, children, prison,
Premium Member Poem The absence of innocence Lamoureux, Richard Narrative prison,
untitled Jane, InSane Rhyme prison,
I'm Not A Number Johannes, Edward Clerihew bio, celebrity, character, community, prison,
the rise and fall of my love ramos, gregory Free verse prison,
Premium Member Poem Behind the Prison Walls hunjeri, njeri Free verse blessing, for her, prayer, prison,
Human Trafficking spagnola, jill Diamante abuse, business, poverty, prison,
The Looking Glass bartholomew, cortney Light Poetry destiny, identity, journey, muse, prison,
life abroad njeri, beth I do not know? prison,
It's Not Worth My Time Walton Jr., Ivan Free verse appreciation, blessing, dedication, prison,
96 Steps Hoover, Darrell Free verse prison,
Heart's Melody Zaire, Scarlet Tanka innocence, lost, love, prison,
Premium Member Poem five fabulous fun footles Quinlan, Diane M Footle betrayal, imagery, judgement, men, prison, word play,
Premium Member Poem Oh to be a Humble Sparrow Dome, Peter Free verse bird, dedication, discrimination, grief, prison,
Oars before Shores minisce, tyler Rhyme adventure, boat, humorous, ocean, prison, rude,
Are We There Yet, I Really Have To Pee Baker, Briana Rhyme abuse, addiction, creation, love prison, summer, urban,
The Will johnson, randy Rhyme dark, death, money, murder, prison,
Innocent Man Scott, Michelle ABC corruption, judgement, prison,
The Twilight Moor Swarthout, Avery Rhyme analogy, angel, beautiful, beauty, prison, red, simile, sin,
I'll Never Marry You johnson, randy Rhyme abuse, mother daughter, prison, violence,
Premium Member Poem Quarantine of the Soul A , Poet Destroyer Free verse depression, emo, epic, future, prison, soulmate,
Premium Member Poem Early On Hofert, Edwin Rhyme abuse, addiction, analogy, anger, prison,
Arsenic johnson, randy Rhyme dark, death, evil, father, prison,
This affair will be the death of us all Barnes, Bernard Sonnet angst, celebration, death, fire, prison,
Life In The Streets Hons, Christina Free verse addiction, hip hop, image, prison,
Premium Member Poem My Female Stalker Dome, Peter Free verse betrayal, confusion, fantasy, funny, prison,
in jimmy boom semtex, nick armbrister Free verse conflict, courage, political, prison, war,
'The Unborn Child's Query' ledwith, misha Rhyme bird, child, encouraging, innocence, prison,
50,000,000 Bucks johnson, randy Rhyme dark, death, money, murder, prison,
Assault With A Deadly Weapon johnson, randy Rhyme prison, violence,
Premium Member Poem Black Bag Ward, Julia Narrative prison,
Political Prisoner Fenn, May Couplet conflict, discrimination, political, prison, racism, violence, war,
An Inmates Letter of Exhaust From Addiction Flanigan, Ricky Rhyme addiction, corruption, devotion, discrimination, prison,
The Seekers Song Roske, Mark Prose addiction, angst, anxiety, betrayal, prison,
A Soldier's Elegy Swarthout, Avery Elegy adventure, confusion, corruption, courage, prison, psychological, rights, senses,
Minority Sparrow , Vintage Rhyme prison, psychological, race, racism,
DOING TIME CANNING, TANYA Rhyme prison, sin, time,
Premium Member Poem Said the Spider to the Fly Edwards, Sharon Free verse anxiety, autumn, depression, emotions, prison, sad,
TOMMYROT Thornton, Joel Lyric change, conflict, creation, hate, prison, truth,
Padre Mac, Cam Rhyme father, feelings, hurt, jealousy, prison, son,
Stealing johnson, randy Rhyme prison,
Premium Member Poem Caged Bird Ferguson, Cynthia Rhyme anxiety, bird, freedom, hope, prison,
TIME IN A CELL Buchanan, Willie A. Rhyme loneliness, lost love, prison, sad, sorrow, time,
A Doctor's Revenge johnson, randy Rhyme prison,
Premium Member Poem SEWING HER DREAMS Guyler, Ian Light Poetry prison, symbolism,
Burglars Ambition Fraser, Steven Rhyme prison,
My Life, My Choice Turner, Anissa ABC child, death, father, life, prison, son,
Daemon Meerdink, Nathan Free verse prison,
Our Lady of Assumptions dela Cruz, Jeffrey Free verse prison, relationship, trust, truth,
Inside Those Walls St John, Bethany Rhyme prison,
Letter To My Brother Mantra, Butterfly Rictameter absence, brother, childhood, dedication, prison,
The Law of the Rigid Chitupa, James Classicism conflict, confusion, power, prison,
WAR SLAVE Larson, Paula Monorhyme prison, war,
Premium Member Poem Damn shame Camacho, Tonytocaa Free verse prison,
Rapunzel S., Mary-Catherine I do not know? beauty, depression, hair, pain, prison, suicide, vanity,
Premium Member Poem To Poe Baumgarn, Brian Quatrain prison,
Hand stitched reed, Zen I do not know? black african american, dedication, prison,
Your Key Judgement Kramer , Kearra Free verse anxiety, betrayal, confusion, pain, prison,
Just Going Through Yant, Daisy Marie Rhyme prison,
One More Day Elysium, Euphonious I do not know? prison, psychological, repetition, violence,
Blinded by black Miller, Amanda I do not know? anxiety, grief, identity, jealousy, prison,
Scratches On The Wall Matthews, Autumn Free verse prison, psychological,
Molly Roberts, Bryn Narrative bereavement, lost love, prison, violence, voyage,
NOEXCUSE Thornton, Joel Free verse conflict, corruption, death, political, prison,
Her Dream jimmy boom semtex, nick armbrister Blank verse angst, beauty, conflict, death, prison, suicide, war,
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMNT Cries, Street Lyric addiction, confusion, corruption, lyric, prison, truth, voice,
The Prisoner Biden, Rob Verse prison,
she defeated death jimmy boom semtex, nick armbrister Free verse betrayal, death, history, military, prison, war,
Premium Member Poem Every Dog Starts As A Surly Cur Lindley, Robert Rhyme passion, pets, poetry, power, prison, psychological,
Freedom was always calling - A Poet's Prison Memoir Simmons, Don Couplet freedom, imagination, jesus, loneliness, prison, sorrow,