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List of Prison Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
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,
Delusional Reflection Spangle, Michael Acrostic addiction, image, mirror, prison, psychological, self, sin,
Premium Member Poem Crossing Minds Davey, Brian Rhyme prison,
Creativity Sachs, Evan ABC angst, creation, feelings, how prison,
A Time to Kill Sachs, Evan ABC destiny, grief, how i prison, violence,
Sea of Green Sachs, Evan ABC grief, heartbreak, hyperbole, introspection, 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 name, Pen 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,
The Weaver Spangle, Michael Tetractys addiction, animal, betrayal, death, 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,
Premium Member Poem Without Logic and Sense Vassallo, Alfred Free verse 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,
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,
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,