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Best Prisoner Poems

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


Premium Member Old man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose



The Universe of You

I have never seen a flower blush when I took it's hue
and held it there a prisoner captive to my view.

I have always heard the...

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Categories: prisoner, autumn, beautiful, love, planet,
Form: Couplet
Simple Words For Simple People
If I  had a pretentious brain
which acts faster than my heart
Maybe then,I would abhore this soul
which spreads freely through each verse
Maybe then I would...

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Categories: prisoner, analogy, beach, beautiful, books,
Form: Prose
Premium Member To Bloom in Red Flame
Underneath all the layers
Of tradition
Of religion 
Of philosophy
Of reason and understanding
I smolder
In passion's pleasure bed of red
Paroxysms of pleasure
Emanate from my core
Searing the shroud
Flames of...

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Categories: prisoner, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Graveyard of poets
There's an obscurity on the threads of darkness
dare I peer beneath the starless shroud of midnight's veil
as I walk through the misty breath that beclouds...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, analogy, death, lost,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member He and She
He swings his arms and strides ahead
     She walks three steps behind

The center of the universe
     Cares...

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Categories: prisoner, abuse, fear, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE BROKEN DOLL
Walls of silence hold,
 Me prisoner,
The child held within,
 Cries out for release.
Relative solitude comforts, 
Not the tortured soul,
Inward coiling withdrawing,
 Deep inside. 
Shedding its...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, abuse, childhood, conflict, fear,
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: prisoner, faith, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Bloom in Red Flame
Underneath all the layers
Of tradition
Of religion 
Of philosophy
Of reason and understanding
I smolder
In passion's pleasure bed of red
Paroxysms of pleasure
Emanate from my core
Searing the shroud
Flames of...

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Categories: prisoner, identity, image, passion,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, 12th grade, abortion, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Simple Words for Simple People
If I had those pretentious brains which act faster than this heart

maybe then I would abhore this soul which spreads freely through each verse

maybe then...

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Categories: prisoner, love, on writing and
Form: Free verse
Graveyard of Poets
There's an obscurity on the threads of darkness
dare I peer beneath the starless shroud of midnight's veil
as I walk through the misty breath that beclouds...

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Categories: prisoner, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DARKNESS of the LIGHT
*   DARKNESS of the LIGHT   *

Those that fear the dark,
Have never seen what the light can do.
In this grave, I will...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, business, celebration, fear, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

In the deep core of her skin
I feel a human who is no saint  
Cutting out her heart, ripping everything to...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, abuse, beauty, dark, emo,
Form: Epic
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: prisoner, dark, fantasy, feelings, horse,
Form: Lay
Premium Member I Can Resist You
Don’t even try to woo me
I can resist you
My mind is fortified
Reason screams reasons to be careful
Caution goes off in flares
My mind is alert
Aware
I can...

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Categories: prisoner, desire,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
THE TEMPERING OF THE SOUL
I have lived a thousand lives, died a thousand deaths.
I have loved women unbounded and fathered an army of children.
I have killed and healed, stolen...

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Categories: prisoner, atheist, mystery,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member But, Oh My Fear
His masked face haunts me so 
in candlelight
This vision makes the glow... 
A mystic sight
And I am drawn to him 
In dreams, I find
So like...

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Categories: prisoner, music,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member To An Injured Fox Cub - with thanks to Michael Coy
Today I found you cornered, drenched in cold,
your fur coat nothing but a newborn's down,
a tiny ball unfolding while I hold
you shivering. Your lacerations frown

and...

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Categories: prisoner, analogy, animal, hurt, metaphor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Ransom



"Ransom"




Held to ransom 
words inject your mind
pierce your skin
drawn backwards 
you transcend, 
you look within
a bloodied mind
the numbness melts
inconsequential ignobles
and dreary misfortune
a polar ice cap...

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Categories: prisoner, birth, confidence, courage, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Found Paradise, Its Valleys Wide And Soft Green
We Found Paradise, Its Valleys Wide And Soft Green

When your heart sang to this downtrodden and lost man
singing birds stopped singing to hear that melody;
I...

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Categories: prisoner, appreciation, beautiful, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When Ravenous Wolf, Prowls At Our Home's Open Door
	
When Ravenous Wolf, Prowls At Our Home's Open Door

Of beauty, paintings,  flowers and smothering Art
Dares not the innocent truth- ever the race start
Or prisoner,...

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Categories: prisoner, art, conflict, courage, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Tribute to Winged Warrior
Tribute to Winged Warrior

Oh what majestic beauty,
has been trampled,
trampled to death by a vicious enemy
Oh what misery is ours, 
we who are left behind
in ...

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Categories: prisoner, bereavement, death of a
Form: Free verse
Speak up
When you take a stand and say what you choose,
Without hesitation, or being confused,
Not holding a fear of what others may say,
But to say what...

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Categories: prisoner, hope, inspirational, strength, truth,
Form: Light Verse