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
depression, emo, future, metaphor, prison, soulmate,
-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
Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
prison, angst, body, conflict, freedom, growth,
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
A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
prison, brother, funny,
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...
My Last Poem -of 2012-
prison, depression, sad,
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...
Devils Deadly Dime
prison, abuse, day, irony, judgement, me, metaphor,
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...
New World Order
prison, drug, society,
The Rulers wield their silver shields,
wear golden coronets
while warders guard the prison...
Before and Beyond The Bed
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...
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.
A Letter Home To Rome'
prison, faith, inspirational,
My dearest Claudia,
For eighteen months, I've been at this Jerusalem outpost.
"Tis you and young...
Crack like fissures
prison, angst, beauty, dedication,
I do not know?
To The Brink For The Ink Crack Like Fissures
Another page scarred with ink. Upon her page, I...
UNDRESSED BY NATURE - FOR ARTHUR VASO
prison, beauty, nature,
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...
prison, memory, 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...
a muse abused
prison, dance, freedom, muse,
I'll just step
on this blank page.
My inner critic?
I'll tap dance,
while he snores.
has a jazz band beat
...soon twirling dizzily...
The prison guard stirs.
Fool of Infiniti and Queen of Fate
prison, dark, fantasy, feelings, horse, imagination, metaphor,
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
The Sands of Love
prison, beautiful, beauty, garden, imagery, introspection, rain,
Two statues of stone
On pedestals in the park
White objects of a perfections beauty
Yet they stood erect and alone
When the rain fell
This was their...
Periodical and Rash
elements are periodical
periodical books bore
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...
prison, faith, life, mystery, life, life, me,
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...
My Pen Collection
prison, devotion, faith, hope, life, on writing
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
A DRUNK DRIVERS GUILT
car, death, drink, family, girlfriend, prison,
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...
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...
My New Year's Resolutions: Humor
prison, fun, funny, giggle, humor, humorous,
I have tracked my New Year's Resolutions
over the years these are my fantastic results.
2011: I will try to be more attentive to Lauren.
prison, adventure, confusion, dream, fantasy, friendship, happiness,
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...
From My Window Lofty High
prison, introspection, life, parody, people,
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
Confessions of a Terrorist...
prison, death, forgiveness, lifeme, allah, peace, love,
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...
My Heart Sobs
prison, fear, hurt, loneliness, love, sad,
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...