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List of Prison Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Fast Forward Gowan, Katrina Rhyme betrayal, boyfriend, child abuse, prison, psychological,
Glass Flowers De la Croes, David Haiku prison,
Catharsis Sachs, Evan I do not know? angst, bereavement, depression, faith, prison, stress,
Spelling life Willow, Weeping Free verse anxiety, dream, house, lonely, prison,
Jail Dover, Anthony Bio prison,
Reborn JY, T.I.R.O. Free verse earth, evil, heaven, humanity, prison,
Vive La Difference stevens, marilyn I do not know? abuse, betrayal, evil, hate, prison,
The Wanderer Harvey, Aa I do not know? evil, freedom, hate, hope, prison, world,
Premium Member Poem Hiding From Existence-Invisible Crisci, Andrew Rhyme conflict, freedom, growth, loneliness, prison, silence, society, solitude,
DESCRIBE IT Chika, Sylvia Free verse prison, sad,
Oppressed and the Oppressor Qamar, Amar Imagism conflict, dark, discrimination, evil, prison,
prison dont work o leary, ken Rhyme prison,
Premium Member Poem reflections Hoot, Sandi Haiku prison,
Premium Member Poem Surrender Hoot, Sandi Ballad prison,
ONCE I HAD A SMALL BOY Young, Dana Enclosed Rhyme betrayal, depression, grief, jealousy, prison,
Adieu Byrne, Nicola Rhyme angst, bullying, dark, ocean, prison, solitude,
Five Senses ST, Nat Free verse i am, identity, introspection, prison, truth,
Which Group Monihan, Rhoda Blank verse christian, community, god, jesus, prison, social,
Little Old Me Searcy, Carson Free verse anger, betrayal, father, father prison,
When I Leave Holland, Blake Lyric anger, deep, depression, feelings, prison, rap,
Loneliness Harvey, Eugene Free verse depression, emotions, identity, loneliness, prison, psychological,
The Necessity of Jesus Death Monihan, Rhoda Monorhyme easter, jesus, judgement, political, prison, sin,
Crucify Him Monihan, Rhoda Footle bible, easter, jesus, judgement, prison,
Did The People Crucify Jesus Monihan, Rhoda Footle easter, jesus, judgement, leadership, prison,
The State Vs Jesus Christ Monihan, Rhoda Free verse easter, gospel, jesus, judgement, prison,
The Trick of St Patrick Monihan, Rhoda Limerick community, faith, god, prison, religion, remember, world,
Just Let Me Sleep Smith, Jim Rhyme royal anxiety, confusion, depression, pain, prison, sleep,
The Fugitive Jameson, Sam Free verse allegory, appreciation, prison,
Premium Member Poem The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood Seeker, The Lyric forgiveness, introspection, murder, prison,
Premium Member Poem The Prisoner Buhagiar, Victor Free verse prison,
States lovern, Helena I do not know? anger, anxiety, beauty, confusion, prison, song,
Premium Member Poem Bipolarized Davey, Brian Couplet prison, psychological,
The Confines of a Cell bauer, ilene Rhyme prison,
Puppet Master Henderson, Kyleigh Free verse abuse, analogy, deep, depression, prison,
For your benefit Harvey, Aa I do not know? animal, fear, humanity, pain, prison, scary,
Premium Member Poem MENTAL ILLNESS Rockwell, Cindi Free verse angst, caregiving, depression, prison, psychological, sad, sick,
Guantanamo Bay Harvey, Aa I do not know? america, death, political, prison,
Unjust walls pennell , stephen Free verse prison,
Shoplifter Harvey, Aa I do not know? prison, society,
One Last Time Buddha, Joe Free verse prison, solitude,
Not Drinking And Driving johnson, randy Rhyme prison,
Resurrection Holland, Blake Lyric allusion, anger, appreciation, art, prison, psychological, racism, religious,
Slain Dog johnson, randy Rhyme prison,
I Don't Need Drugs Holland, Blake Rhyme abuse, addiction, allusion, anger, prison, psychological, rap, rights,
Premium Member Poem THE DAY WE COOKED OUR GOOSE East, Dennis Rhyme royal bird, england, fishing, forgiveness, prison, sorry,
The kidnapper Harvey, Aa I do not know? prison,
The gravity of crime JY, T.I.R.O. Dramatic Verse abuse, crush, i am, prison,
Unbreakable Sachs, Evan Enclosed Rhyme change, children, desire, freedom, prison, psychological,
The Great Wall Sachs, Evan Free verse prison, psychological,
Monkey, monkey : Part two Harvey, Aa I do not know? prison,
Monkey, monkey : Part one Harvey, Aa I do not know? prison,
Creativity Sachs, Evan ABC angst, creation, feelings, how prison,
chance Yahudah, Elisheba Lyric abuse, betrayal, faith, prison, psychological,
You Keep Her Whateley, Carrissa I do not know? crazy, desire, gothic, horror, prison,
The years in here I will reason JY, T.I.R.O. Dramatic Verse absence, betrayal, freedom, innocence, prison, psychological,
Premium Member Poem Tiny Bubbles Seeker, The Senryu prison, sad love,
Premium Member Poem Injustice has a name Hamilton, John Couplet africa, discrimination, evil, horror, prison, rights,
Unbeatable Blob, Hufferfish Free verse anger, hate, hockey, passion, prison,
Ode to the San Jose Sharks Blob, Hufferfish Ode appreciation, hockey, prison, uplifting,
Dungeon Moon JY, T.I.R.O. Dramatic Verse absence, angst, dark, freedom, prison, raven,
Robert Stroud Coyne, William Free verse prison,
Deliverance Corey, Hannah Free verse bible, christian, courage, cry, prison, sorrow,
Lazarus wisdom, uriel Free verse deep, imagery, metaphor, power, prison,
Bill Geiger Monihan, Rhoda Quatrain appreciation, character, courage, death, prison, remember, sea, sky,
entrapment williams, miguel Narrative addiction, beautiful, desire, lost, prison,
Premium Member Poem Asylum Advent Dillenbeck, Gerald Narrative anti bullying, bereavement, health, prison, psychological,
Peace Alien, Weird Carpe Diem allusion, dark, depression, freedom, prison, psychological,
Stuck in the rut Vakharia, Pooja Free verse cheer up, how i prison, repetition, world,
Jailbirds Magill, Christopher Free verse prison,
Cinderblock Wall Magill, Christopher Quatrain prison, seasons,
On Days like These Payseur, Chloe Lyric dad, daughter, emotions, father prison,
Premium Member Poem Jekyll and Hyde - Doppelganger Gentry, Susan Dodoitsu addiction, anger, fear, how prison, recovery from, self,
Stock Home Linney, Gary Gene I do not know? prison,
Premium Member Poem Data Clouds Gentry, Susan Haiku dark, freedom, internet, prison, social, storm, world,
The Ballad Of Rithee Rithwando Molasar, Roderick Quatrain beach, best friend, betrayal, prison, trust,
Please Don't Kill johnson, randy 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,
Trapped Monihan, Rhoda Rhyme child, childhood, community, courage, prison, school, simple, social,
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,
Premium Member Poem 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,
Premium Member Poem 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,
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,