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Prison Poems | Examples of Prison Poetry

Prison Poems - Examples of all types of prison poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for prison.

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Premium Member Sticky Fingers
My neighbor, who has sticky fingers, lifts merchandise fast, never lingers. Inside her big jacket each item, she'll pack it-- fine necklaces, rings, even Zingers! Her P O saw her steal his money. He said to her, “Girl, this ain’t funny.” There...Read More
Categories: money, prison,
Form: Limerick



Premium Member On the Trail V1 Tent City
As Mystic Moon swoons Thoughts brought on Beams sailing in Heard I in softest verses, tenting... whispers. Then sailing, flapping away into forgetfulness They go... written on fading canvas Having only quickest moments given, to speak clear. Think I,...Read More
Categories: prison, conflict, confusion, courage, introspection,
Form: Free verse
They Criminalized Corona
They criminalized corona and censor your opinion, They criminalized corona to take your rights away, They criminalized corona to invade your privacy, They criminalized corona to impose draconian rules They criminalized corona to allow subtle...Read More
Categories: prison, anniversary, confusion, depression, discrimination,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Headlong Flight
I am fleeing from the house of the dead, That miserable place so full of ghosts, Such silent, uncommunicative hosts, Their cold indifference I had learned to dread. I was kidnapped days ago from my bed, For no bolts and...Read More
Categories: death, horror, house, prison,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Political Parties
Political parties pontificating Pompously, posturing prior to perceived Public participation in appointing Principal prattlers, Prone to parasitic pandering to please Powerfully positioned people placed In posh, palatial, presumptuous pent-houses, Proudly prosperous, Participation in poorer pockets of Population pathetically postponed, Purposely preventing protests by printing Pro-prison pamphlets....Read More
Categories: house, people, political, prison,
Form: Sapphic stanza



The hostel in Hokarsar
The show was set, the actors were informed. With all these guns and grenades they ran to the spot. The media was informed of three millitiants being caught. They started it live on all media...Read More
Categories: prison, death, humanity, introspection, pain,
Form: Free verse
Jail to Fame
Joseph so refused to sin He ended up in jail Jesus too refused to sin And He never did fail His God kept kept Him so safe While He languished in pain His God kept Him sane And kept Him in...Read More
Categories: prison, age, betrayal, christian, courage,
Form: Rhyme
The Grinch Epilogue
The feast was all done, For Grinch and the Who’s, And after the meal, Came terrible news. For Max and the Grinch, And Who’s gathered round, No one spoke a word, Or a single Who Sound. The mayor spoke up, About our grinch...Read More
Categories: prison, christmas, fun, funny, holiday,
Form: Lyric
Sab Maya Hai
Islam is peace not pieces Q.1. Agar faislay khud ham logon nay karnay hain to phir adalton ki kya zarorat hai? Q.2. Adalat kay khilaf Zara ce Baat karnay par contempt of court ho jati hai leykan...Read More
Categories: judgement, prison, satire, urdu,
Form: Free verse
My Prison My Comfort
I've been forcefully imprisoned here for so long that I'm finding it's the only place that I can find comfort. I'm learning that I really don't know anything outside of these four walls. Solid white...Read More
Categories: prison, depression, freedom, how i
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member When We Feel Imprisoned
When we feel imprisoned by our past, by bad opinions, negative aggressive reputations from get-down bullying on our worst bad day or mind/heart-altered night of rightbrain prominently screaming red-blooded outrage. When we feel imprisoned is our moment of opportunity to imagine Earth where all Tribes feel win/win...Read More
Categories: prison, culture, earth, light, political,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member The Saudade Receiving
"The Saudade Receiving" Alate Epiphany God is a Child Innocent Protected Untouched Reverent Purity Pillaged Hurt Heart Broken Trust Angered All forgiving Guarding Children of Parents of Children Saudade Light Love Us (LadyLabyrinth / 2020) LUX VITAE Christmas 2020 Matthew 18:1-3 3 John 1:4 432hz - Carbon Based Lifeforms https://youtu.be/d1a8BTt0-wM adj. Alate Saudade https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade 432hz https://attunedvibrations.com/432hz-healing/ ...Read More
Categories: prison, children, faith, humanity, i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CONFINED
confined, shackled in chains, there isn’t an exit sign; how can a person escape their, own mind. Contest:QUIN-TO Sponsor:Brian Strand 11/19/2020...Read More
Categories: prison,
Form: Cinquain
A Mermaid's tale
There once was a pretty mermaid Who tied her hair in a long braid. She had way too many friends. Who swam out till the ocean's ends But alas! They never returned. She was one who later learned, They lost their...Read More
Categories: prison, earth day, emotions, environment,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member fried day 13:13:13:13
fry day is 13 minutes and 13 seconds after 13:00 hours good luck 13:13:13:13 stan sand...Read More
Categories: poetry, prison, smile,
Form: Free verse

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