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Best Prison Poems

Below are the all-time best Prison poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of prison poems written by PoetrySoup members


Quarantine of the Soul
-Quarantine of the Soul-


Tranquil pills fall deep like the night
A sweet fangless course
Bites with no remorse
Your eyes struggle to read my ageless soul
Lost 
Dark
You open...

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Categories: depression, emo, future, metaphor, prison, soulmate,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
Once I'm gone 
I'll only be remembered a small while
I'm a tiny tick on a large dial
The words I breathe will stretch about a mile
Even...

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Categories: prison, angst, body, conflict, freedom, growth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
Couldn't sleep the night before my head was banging
I was innocent of a crime that I...

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Categories: prison, brother, funny,
Form: Rhyme
My Last Poem -of 2012-
The last poem…

Standing against the wall. 
The longest teardrop made its fall. 
Making one final call.
Never will I write about my letters again.

This prison is...

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Categories: prison, depression, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: prison, abuse, day, irony, judgement, me, metaphor,
Form: Dramatic monologue



Premium Member New World Order
The Rulers wield their silver shields,
             wear golden coronets
while warders guard the prison...

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Categories: prison, drug, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Before and Beyond The Bed
When 
When did a bed become your prison
I see your strength absorbed
Absorbed by the mattress 
I turn you
Trying to prevent sores
Who would have thought soft...

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Categories: prison, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Could I ever Be Free
Summer hot and sultry,
I stood in my overcrowded greenhouse,
suffocating as if I were in a steam bath.
The summer orchids bloomed,
especially the cattleyas,
the undisputable queens.
They all...

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Categories: prison, freedom,
Form: Free verse
A Letter Home To Rome'
My dearest Claudia, 

     For eighteen months, I've been at this Jerusalem outpost.
     "Tis you and young...

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Categories: prison, faith, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Crack like fissures
  To The Brink For The Ink    Crack Like Fissures 


Another page scarred with ink.   Upon her page, I...

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Categories: prison, angst, beauty, dedication,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member UNDRESSED BY NATURE - FOR ARTHUR VASO
Trapped for so long in walls that cocooned her
She struggles to break free
All she desires is escape from the darkness of her prison
And the walls...

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Categories: prison, beauty, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Silence
I sit in silence in a dim lit mood,
while into the darkness I cast my stare.
The rain tapping on my window intrudes,
upon such a night...

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Categories: prison, memory, silence,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member a muse abused


I'll just step
very softly,
tip toe,
on this blank page.
My inner critic?
fast asleep!
Perhaps
I'll tap dance,
lightly,
while he snores.
For freedom
has a jazz band beat
...soon twirling dizzily...
Shhh!
The prison guard stirs.

9/27/2019

Yalto...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison, dance, freedom, muse,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Fool of Infiniti and Queen of Fate
Fool of Infiniti

A wanton bird pecks at the stars
A Jester peers through crystal bars
This prison of love with rainbow hue
Illusion parts to lets you through

On...

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Categories: prison, dark, fantasy, feelings, horse, imagination, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Sands of Love
Two statues of stone
On pedestals in the park
One male
One female
White objects of a perfections beauty
Yet they stood erect and alone
When the rain fell
This was their...

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Categories: prison, beautiful, beauty, garden, imagery, introspection, rain,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Periodical and Rash
elements combine
elements are periodical
periodical books bore
periodical tables
tables made of symbols
tables without plates
plates are round
plates which hold pi
pi is a formula
pi is a tool
tool for a...

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Categories: prison, allegory,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member Jack
I saw him on the highway
Thought he was insane
Standing with his thumb out 
In the pouring rain
I don't usually stop for hitchhikers
But something said I...

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Categories: prison, faith, life, mystery, life, life, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member My Pen Collection
As the waves forever kiss the shore
One shot leaves you wanting more
My heart and soul, strong and true
With all the love they hold for you
Sometimes...

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Categories: prison, devotion, faith, hope, life, on writing
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A DRUNK DRIVERS GUILT




I drove home from a party one winters night
I'd had quite a few drinks but I felt alright
It was pouring rain as I approached our...

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Categories: car, death, drink, family, girlfriend, prison,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member poetry confinement
I am on poetry confinement
I can’t go here or there
I am chained to poetry
I only have words to eat

Set me free poetry

I only have time...

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© Bobby May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison,
Form: Free verse
My New Year's Resolutions: Humor
I have tracked my New Year's Resolutions 
over the years these are my fantastic results.

Resolution One

2011: I will try to be more attentive to Lauren.
2012:...

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Categories: prison, fun, funny, giggle, humor, humorous,
Form: List
Secretly Obsessed
Obsessed with the thought of you
wondering if it's only me or
if you sometimes remember the sweet things you've said
and if you meant them how I...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison, adventure, confusion, dream, fantasy, friendship, happiness,
Form: Verse
From My Window Lofty High
From my window lofty high
I sit and watch the passersby 
Safely from within the womb
Of this quiet and private room
That's my asylum in the sky
And,...

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Categories: prison, introspection, life, parody, people,
Form: Rhyme
Confessions of a Terrorist...
Behind the dark walls of the prison,
Hiding my face from all in my vision,
Abandoned by my bosses,the terror leads,
I wait to be hanged for my...

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Categories: prison, death, forgiveness, lifeme, allah, peace, love,
Form: Rhyme
My Heart Sobs
I'm till struggling to connect with you...
It feels strange that you are actually here, and so near..
You...walked past me a couple of times,
Your eyes were...

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Categories: prison, fear, hurt, loneliness, love, sad,
Form: Narrative