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Behind These Prison Walls

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Below is the poem entitled Behind These Prison Walls which was written by poet Mustapha Mohammed. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Behind These Prison Walls

I prowl the days within myself
To heal these battle scars
But days at times unwrapps itself
With binding sturdy bars.

That holds me back from freedom's grace
From the man I'd hoped to be
Often scans my troubled face
In search of empty glee.

All my days since life begun
The constant fight appalls
Often glows what strength has won
Behind these prison walls.



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  1. Date: 9/25/2013 10:53:00 AM
    I agree with Kelly: I know what it feels like as well. I wrote a poem similar to this called "Solitary Confinement". I totally related to this piece. Kudos; excellent work :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:37:00 PM
    I definitely know what it feels like to be a prisoner inside one's self. I can relate so well to the struggle for freedom that you described here...I really, really liked this poem. Great work!...Thank you for the kind comments, as always!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 4:09:00 PM
    love these words ,,,,,, very well written ;}

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:19:00 AM
    I meant to say, your rhythm and rhyme is perfect

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:18:00 AM
    What a lovely sad poem, your rhythm and rhyme, I love it Peter

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/27/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked this one Peter.Thanks for your kind comment on my poem my friend.
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 1:52:00 PM
    This really is a tear jerker.m....it really tugs at the heart, can feel the emotions that bind this beautifully written poem.....thanks m. Respect to your pen, my friend:) cherie...

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/27/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for that lovely comment my friend.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:10:00 PM
    you have a great rhythm with your poetry. It's nice having you at Soup.

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/15/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea...smiles xoxo
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Interesting...a powerful poem! :)

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 8/7/2013 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kate so much appreciated.
    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/12/2013 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I pray that you would not be disapponited when you read another buddy.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 7:03:00 PM
    I really like and appreciate it. Where and how did you get such a great feel for writing poetry. Let me go on to another one that you wrote.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 4:29:00 PM
    your poem is very strong...... a 7 *Skat

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/11/2013 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nice to see you Skat,thanks for your warm feedback... :)
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:17:00 PM
    Wow. This is a well written poem

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/11/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    `Thanks champ for your comely feedback.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:16:00 PM
    Imprisoned, yet the heart remain free. A process of becoming a better person. Very deep and touchy poem, M. Thank you for sharing. ^__^

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/11/2013 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Being trapped in oneself,trying break the fetters that has been holding me back.Thanks for the excellent comment Shirley.