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Prison Poems | Examples of Prison Poetry

Prison Poems. Below are examples of prison poems. This list of poems about prison is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of prison poems or list of prison poetry. These examples illustrate what prison poems looks like and its form. There is also a link (below) to the definition where you can discuss prison poems.

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List of Prison Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategoriesDate Posted
Premium Member Poem Just before prison gates Ngomane, Raymond Blank versecorruption,hero,metaphor,03/04/2014
Vices Like Prison Bars Olmstead, Angel Lyricdeath,suicide,02/01/2014
Premium Member Poem 'Prison of Comfort' Neels, Wilma Free versechange,life,01/22/2014
You Released Me From My Prison Of Rape davis, robin Rhymeabuse,loss,trust,violence12/04/2013
Premium Member Poem Prison Souvenirs, Translation of Paul Verlaine's poem: Souvenirs de prison, March 1874 Wignesan, T Dramatic monologueangst,10/07/2013
That prison your in TRAVIS, ANDREA Rhymeforgiveness,grief,loss,sp09/28/2013
The prison of the keys tillson, ness Coupletconflict,confusion,creati09/08/2013
Premium Member Poem Behind These Prison Walls Mohammed, Mustapha Rhymeemotions,feelings,slavery06/11/2013
My prison jump suit Figs, Jolly Rhymeanger,angst,change,charac05/10/2013
The World in Prison of Love Almurisi, Naji Free verselove,heart,heart,04/09/2013
The Prison of Night hamilton, raymond ABCconfusion,girlfriend,lost04/07/2013
Black Men in Prison, part 2 Fringe, The Free versesad,men,fantasy,future,me02/26/2013
Black Men in Prison, part 1 Fringe, The Free versesad,courage,men,high scho02/26/2013
The Prison Of Knowledge Bates, Richard Lyricphilosophy,me,me,stars,tr06/27/2012
Premium Member Poem In A Prison World Doyle, Gail Angel Rhymesad,children,05/11/2012
In a prison called mind Ayinla, Muyideen Didacticdepression05/07/2012
Through A Prison Glass Chebukin, Roman Versebrother,confusion,daughte04/03/2012
The Prison Bluegrass Song Burchett, Joseph Lyriclife,music,sad,song-lyric01/27/2012
Premium Member Poem He Sings Behind Prison Bars Blues Dietrich, Andrea Limerickpeople06/05/2011
Folsom Prison Blues Locksley, Diane Limerickpeople05/27/2011
In A Cold Prison Yard - Haiku Anderson, Jimmy Haikunature02/06/2011
My Prison Without Bars knepp, melissa Rhymelife10/17/2010
The prison of Love Hall Mad Poet, Sidney Free verselost love10/06/2010
The Prison Rose Anderson, Jimmy Free verseimaginationheart,rose,hea04/08/2010
Jungian Prison Break Amato, Colin Free versevisionary06/23/2009
Premium Member Poem My Final Prison (English Sonnet) Jordan, Michael Sonnetlife,recovery from...01/24/2009