Prison Poems | Poetry About Prison

Prison Poems. Below are examples of poems about prison. This list of prison poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of prison poetry. This list of works about prison is an excellent resource for examples on how to write prison poems. We included definitions where appropriate.


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Premium Member Poem Attica to Alcatraz Freddie Robinson Jr. Bio history, prison, slavery, truth,
Premium Member Poem FERAL FREE Line Gauthier Free verse prison, beauty, bird, color, freedom,
Premium Member Poem CONTEMPLATING Line Gauthier Senryu prison, flower, freedom, introspection, perspective,
Things I left behind Karley Hinton I do not know? deep, depression, prison,
Life Karley Hinton I do not know? addiction, conflict, prison,
Prison Timothy McGuire Rhyme prison, sin,
Premium Member Poem IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIX and XXX T Wignesan Dramatic Monologue prison, anti bullying, betrayal, people,
Trumperie Rico Leffanta Limerick prison, child abuse, children, culture,
Thoughts inside those walls Karley Hinton ABC addiction, drug, prison, solitude,
Where ya at Vegter Papyrus Couplet prison,
Premium Member Poem Freedom Offenses Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse prison, anti bullying, caregiving, health,
Innocent Omission Of A Lower Case m matthew harris Free verse prison, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Mistakenly imprisoned Tswarelo Mohohoma Dramatic Verse prison, confusion, depression, fate, history,
Premium Member Poem The Watch Billy TheKidster Rhyme prison,
Premium Member Poem Gilded Cages arthur vaso Political Verse prison, america, art, discrimination, international,
Premium Member Poem Reflections on Incarceration Mark Toney Footle perspective, poetry, prison, simple,
Premium Member Poem Soul Cry Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse prison, abuse, america, child abuse,
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Premium Member Poem Prisoner Lewis Raynes Quatrain freedom, prison,
Premium Member Poem ReEntry Priorities Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse prison, analogy, freedom, hate, health,
A liberated star in prison Ben-oni Blay Free verse lost, prison, star,
I Was Tricked randy johnson Rhyme age, prison,
Joint randy johnson Rhyme dad, drug, funny, prison,
You Cheating Slime robin davis Rhyme heartbroken, hurt, prison,
Premium Member Poem Temple of the Gods-Palindrome Winged Warrior Rhyme evil, power, prison,
The Big House Daniel Miltz Free verse prison,

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a prisoner of war
by lucifer very very very 1st
in prisoner of war is in prisoner of liberty
a prisoner's war is a prisoner's liberty
in honor is in prisoner of liberty
in honor is in prisoner...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, time, war,

Passing Through
by EL UU
I don’t understand it at all
A painful irony about it
It’s hard to hate it, but
It’s even harder to be a part of
It’s never what it...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, analogy, conflict, confusion, environment,

Prisoner Of Disguise
by Kurt Philip Behm
The words flock together
  and stretch on the frame

Their meaning runs over
  still wet from the pain

The canvas is porous
  the easel...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison,

If Walls Could Talk
by Kurt Philip Behm
Sentenced wrongly
  imprisoned well

The bars a fortress
  —where voices dwell

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: freedom, prison,

I HATE THE FACTS
by VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER
I hate when he's always away
I hate that he's not home to stay
The slamming  of prison hates
I hate all those fates.
I hate the news...

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Cinquain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, care, conflict, environment, fear,

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Attica to Alcatraz
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

From sea to shining sea,
‘Merica ain’t never been nothin’ but
a prison for
angry black boys like me

Childish rage moved my hands,
hateful oppression reaction expression
made me feel...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history, prison, slavery, truth,

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FERAL FREE
by Line Gauthier


In an exotic country of bursting colour
A paradise for majestic and exquisite birds
Shameless poachers and traffickers
Conduct unspeakable injustices
Conjuring a movement of resistance
From a tireless passionate...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, beauty, bird, color, freedom,

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CONTEMPLATING
by Line Gauthier


contemplating
the flower
through prison bars



posted on July 31, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, flower, freedom, introspection, perspective,

Things I left behind
by Karley Hinton
one of these days i will find all the things i left behind
love from my family, love from my friends
my life possiblities with no ends
but...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: deep, depression, prison,

Life
by Karley Hinton
sometimes i am afraid to open my eyes, scared of what i will see
a life full of mistakes, regrets and bad choices that i knew...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: addiction, conflict, prison,

Prison
by Timothy McGuire
Locked in this prison, still doing time,
No escape no matter how high I climb,
Solitary confinement in a deep dark cell,
Far from Heaven, too close to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, sin,

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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIX and XXX
by T Wignesan
IF ever I had a country : XXIX - XXX

               ...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, anti bullying, betrayal, people,

Trumperie
by Rico Leffanta
Our President wants us to see
A Justice as mean as can be
Pack tots in cages
Deny their mom wages
And tell them they'll never be free...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, child abuse, children, culture,

Thoughts inside those walls
by Karley Hinton
as i lay here and wonder how many times i went wrong
i realized i have lived the drug life way to long 
i lived day...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: addiction, drug, prison, solitude,

Where ya at
by Vegter Papyrus
My health, spirit, and mind are aligned
While happiness supervise what's naturally inclined 

Peace is a flipping coin 
Imbedded to wield or gird your loin

Offensively love...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison,

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Freedom Offenses
by Gerald Dillenbeck
In Nebraska,
a conservative barn RedState,
the "corrections" system,
and allies,
stakeholders like extended organic families,
co-investors,
came up with a revolutionary goal
during a FutureSearch
WinWin discernment process
to learn from each other
what...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, anti bullying, caregiving, health,

Innocent Omission Of A Lower Case m
by matthew harris
Top notch legal scholar Erin Go Braw
     (less concerned about being fair versus
     abominable, irrevocable, and execrable
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Mistakenly imprisoned
by Tswarelo Mohohoma
Destiny screams its name beyond the cage of injustice where justice knows no law.
Voiceless i become down the drain where i am stripped naked of...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, confusion, depression, fate, history,

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The Watch
by Billy TheKidster
A man steals a hundred dollar watch to get money to feed his family.
He gets caught and thrown into a penitentiary.
The taxpayer tab for his...

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Gilded Cages
by arthur vaso
locked by tyranny
mocked by the masses
little children
little Jews
silver teeth
take away their shoes
the statue you see
is fake
Trumpets hide not
the fading of liberty


The kindest of souls
is ok
shout


above...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, america, art, discrimination, international,

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Reflections on Incarceration
by Mark Toney
Prison
Prism...

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Footle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: perspective, poetry, prison, simple,

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Soul Cry
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton




“Soul Cry”



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 
That...

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Prisoner
by Lewis Raynes
A prisoner here in his prisoner’s cell, 
Imprisoned here all alone,
Alone with his thoughts thinking away, 
Everything that he has known,

His memories of when he...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: freedom, prison,

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ReEntry Priorities
by Gerald Dillenbeck
I find imprisoning parallels
between early Nazi Germany
and early Roaring Trumpian 20s USA,
between fascist and fake propaganda,
between judicial patriarchal-privileged racist stockpiling,
between CEOs living above our democratically...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: prison, analogy, freedom, hate, health,

A liberated star in prison
by Ben-oni Blay
A liberated star in prison

I lie miserably in the 2nd layer of the three course wall
With chains on my hand and no chance to even...

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I Was Tricked
by randy johnson
The cops slapped the cuffs on me and locked me in a cell.
I sold some beer to an under age man and now I'm in...

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Joint
by randy johnson
When my wife found my pot, she thought it was tea.
And her employer fired her after he made her pee.
My dad caught me when I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dad, drug, funny, prison,

You Cheating Slime
by robin davis
He's leading an investigation
About your manipulation
Facts going in his report
You've been busted, slowly caught
Cheating all over this town
One of these days you were bound
To make...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbroken, hurt, prison,

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Temple of the Gods-Palindrome
by Winged Warrior
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...

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The Big House
by Daniel Miltz
The Big House

{Free Verse}
Apr 30, 2018• Copyright © daniel miltz

In the slammer all day and all night
Another day, with no sunlight
A world without nothing in...

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