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
prison, flying, freedom, inspiration, inspirational,
From my self made
I look outside
And see the sun
The ocean breeze
I see the seagulls
These hard and cold
Stone cell walls
Close around me
Quarantine of the Soul
prison, depression, emo, future, metaphor,
-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
A DRUNK DRIVERS GUILT
prison, car, death, drink, family,
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...
prison, allusion, america, anxiety, betrayal,
You live in a Matrix that you don't know, what is really happening around you.
That there are people that wish to control...
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...
A Funny Thing Happened On The way To My Hanging -Part Deux
prison, america, children, family, horse,
Dedicated to a fine poet on soup, Lin Lane
I shook hands with my brother and bade him farewell
Then set off on my journey away from...
The Craigslist Thrill Killers
death, murder, people, prison,
Elytte and Miranda Barbour murdered a man just to get a thrill.
It is always very stupid and senseless when people kill.
They said they killed him...
The Fields of Athenry
england, ireland, prison,
Irelands' famine, England chose to ignore
The potato blight caused devastation
Michael stole corn from a granary store
To stop loved ones dying from starvation.
Arrested and charged with...
The folly of the fight
prison, body, how i feel,
The folly of the fight
These four walls; such contemptible and wretched creatures-
mock me, taunt me, deride me as weak and worthless.
I am shackled to the...
The beginning of the end
prison, addiction, angst, dark, deep,
I've been trying to fill this hole in my chest.
I promised I plead but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit once...
** A protest against the hypocrisy of the death penalty and the decadent environment of the prison system where a simple thief or criminal is...
prison, abuse, america, child abuse,
Yeezy you da best
Not ice cold soulless
You gotta big heart
Wanna be next U.S. Pres'
You now swingin' with da rest
with your delusional pal
Life In The Streets
prison, addiction, hip hop, image,
Gun shots rang out but no one hears.
A life comes to an end but no one fears.
A casual habit now a sin that in prisons...
Are We There Yet, I Really Have To Pee
prison, abuse, addiction, creation, love
This is something other than unsure laced with heavy heart.
I'd love to change my mind, is this where you take charge?
When our play begins,...
prison, abuse, addiction, analogy, anger,
Sitting there alone in class
they said it wasn't cool.
He should not bring his bible
to read while he's in school.
The gave him detention
and they took...
THE VICTIM - THROUGH THEIR EYES 2
prison, addiction, how i feel,
You stood in the dock when the guilty verdict was read out …
Just a spotty youth with a cocky look in your eyes
Now sentenced to...
Weed and War
anger, drug, political, prison,
Did you know that weed is illegal because Nixon wanted to win a war?
Along with Henry Kissinger, who thrusted behind him, making his bum sore.
prison, abuse, death, deep, grief,
The spine of prison rattles
Chomp on the bars and the bones
Of his hope
He is lost
Dreams and fears confirm his tears
Time is gone
His Song and Mine
bird, life, poems, prison,
I do not know?
BY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; ...
Temple of the Gods-Palindrome
evil, power, prison,
Temple of the Gods
Within the realities, unseen deified admits a parallel preen
A shielded smokescreen for their succus is made unclean
In the matriarchal machine a throne...
Fabulous fun footles
I Love my Mother in law.
A Fabulous Beast
prison, strength, tiger,
I met a fabulous beast today,
I met him in a zoo.
I was looking at a tiger,
And he was looking too.
Such strength and dreadful power
UNSHACKLE MY VERSE:
humor, humorous, prison,
When Rhyme was a crime:
I send all my kites in metaphorical rhyme,
So the screws can't decipher them in time.
I hang low compared to all the...
The Saudade Receiving
prison, children, faith, humanity, i
"The Saudade Receiving"
God is a Child
(LadyLabyrinth / 2020)
3 John 1:4
432hz - Carbon Based Lifeforms
Scratches On The Wall
Four men standing in a row and then one laid across,
Just sticks of time and marks upon the wall,
A measurement of attitude, of loneliness and...