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Short Inmate Poems

Short Inmate Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Inmate by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Inmate by length and keyword.

Caporal la Violette
Victim of format,
prisoner of rhyme

Inmate of vision
—exile sublime

(Monmartre France: April, 1978) 

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Categories: inmate, poetry,
Form: Rhyme

The Falsity Of Time
A prisoner of the truth
  sole inmate of denial

Serving time falsely promised
  —paroled in cold exile

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2014)

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Categories: inmate, time,
Form: Rhyme
Don't want an Infection
On death row I was somewhat surprised,
once an inmate had been tranquilized,
that when facing death,
and a very last breath,
the lethal needle must be sterilized....

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Categories: inmate, humor,
Form: Limerick
Breath Surrendered
Words apprehend
  a willing prisoner
    —verse to fly between the bars

The latest inmate 
  with breath surrendered
    —an incarcerated bard

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2014)

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Categories: inmate, freedom, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
To my inmate
Do I love you.
Forever, I’ll be there.
Holding you in a tight embrace,
Everlastingly clutching you with care.
As far apart as we may be,
Our souls will stay intertwined.
As one we’ll be,

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Categories: inmate, devotion, girlfriend-boyfriend, love,
Form: Rictameter

Road Rage
recklessness attacks ego
fury attacks soul
adrenaline attacks viscera
middle digit attacks upward
foot attacks accelerator
vehicle attacks vehicle
hand attacks pistol
lead attacks flesh
remorse attacks fury
gavel attacks sound block
inmate attacks inmate

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Categories: inmate, anger, conflict, dark, pride, rude, sorrow, sorry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Plonker

If someone calls you a plonker, plonk them on their bean They're not being nice so my advice, mess em up, make a scene But be sure to clean up the blood Learned this from my British bud Else you'll be involved with a fellow inmate, a ex-marine named Jean

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Categories: inmate, silly,
Form: Limerick
Indelible Ink Circa 1942 Holocaust Survivors
Indelible Ink 

Circa 1941 to 1943

A painful timely reminder

Lest we never forget

The inhumanity of man

Where you're only crime was to be born

Category A

Jewish male

Nazi death camp inmate 

No A-15510

1 of the few

Not the many

Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors

Yad Veshem


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Categories: inmate, slam,
Form: Free verse
Pass The Asylum
With a wheelbarrow full of manure 
For my strawberry patch,
Pushing past an asylum
I heard the gate latch,
An inmate emerged and said
What you got there?
I said it's to put on my strawberries 
So they're not so bare.
He said, gee whizz mate,
You should come inside,
When they serve our strawberries
They put cream on the side....

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Categories: inmate, hilarious,
Form: Rhyme
When describing bad behavior 
Or even a law breaker

The worst epithet humans think for those not admirable
Is to place on the miscreant a label of ANIMAL

He's an ANIMAL they'll squeal
As if animal describes an inmate from hell 

On this green earth after all the rantings and railings
Never was an animal who behaved with any human failings...

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Categories: inmate, addiction, animal, metaphor,
Form: Couplet
crime of passion
the inmate won’t eat
because s/he is done
with life & uninterested
in continuing to live in a
world that has condemned
them to imprisonment
the warden threatens to
force-feed her/him 
because the warden
says he works for the
state that “represents
the people” 
it is they who have the
right to decide when
this wo/man dies & not
that individual

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Categories: inmate, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Falsely Accused

                                discouraged, depressed,
                      mudslinging, gossiping, exaggerating,
                         convict, inmate, teacher, father
                             loving, uplifting, inspiring
                                 innocent, exonerated


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Categories: inmate, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Diamante
My own prison
Think of it as, a prison but with you as the one inmate.
Constantly fighting the  "badder" you. soon becomes too exhausting.

Beating yourself up over and over again.
To find out this entire time, you have been a free man.

So I sit in my cell, chained to my bed.
No need to run free.
I'll handle my own punishment.
Not what God intended but it's my only escape.
Not running just slowing down, so my soul can catch up to me....

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Categories: inmate, dark, depression, identity,
Form: I do not know?
Full Speed Ahead
Looks of poison,
blood runs cold,
misery in chains,
my life unfolds.

Years of torment,
trying to escape,
useless to try,
free inmate.

Control you take,
dominate the nest,
time to leave,
I must confess.

Enough of this,
can't take any more,
my butt is heading,
out that door....

After I,m gone,
and you sit alone,
think of the many,
nights you were stoned.

Time is running,
full speed ahead,
I have to live,
before I am dead.........

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Categories: inmate, husband, time
Form: Narrative
Violence unalloyed.
I want you to hear
the noise, light and blast.

Shrouded inside,
a chandelier breaks
in splinters of hymns-
all enveloping. In the positional
vertigo, you hit the nail.
I call it quits, undating
a curve, an arch.

It was incomplete. They will parade
the victim naked, because she was
raped. Why did she let loose
the testosterones ?

Walking ferns and
wish bone.
The inmate wants nothing.
She has come to stay in dark
till the sun unrises.

Satish Verma

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Categories: inmate, art,
Form: ABC
Queen Of Contraban
For:  Deputy Anderson / G.C.D.C.

I am a pro, she told me so,

That I’m a sneak, stuff has 2 go.

Said:  “I can’t help my knack 2 plan”,

Cuz I am “Queen Of Contraband”.

I try to be a good inmate,

The things I do, R not 4 hate.

I hope she know, I ‘m really not mad,

But being locked up, is so (F’n) sad.

I really try, to follow the rules,

Just that, in my mind, I must make jewels.

It keeps me real, to fool “THE MAN”,

Cuz I am “Queen Of Contraband”.

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Categories: inmate, funny, happiness, philosophy, me,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member MERCY'S SHOWN-
The temperature is taking its high
Can a little sluggish and dizzy
Pupils are dilated head thrives
Alas to my surprise
Shows the awareness the of Wonder In Your Eyes

Mercy shown

In the prison your inmate a convict
Secured behind bars for all bad things you've done
You Mumble and you groan
Innocents has flown

A missionary comes in Witness
Tell me about the grace of God and his forgiveness
Lead you in Repentance prayer

Mercy shown

James Edward Lee Sr 2o10


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Categories: inmate, analogy, caregiving, forgiveness,
Form: Free verse
CELL 114
the prisoner is restless.
he is aware of noises.
he hears imaginary footsteps.
he imagines eyes that watch over him in the darkness.
in his mind he makes plans for escape.
escape strategies.
he calculates the hours, studies the minutes.
filled with courage and cowardice.
he does not see that it is already morning.
he doesn't realize that the bars don't exist.
he doesn't feel the wind on his face.
he does not hear the silence of the desert.
freedom sometimes tastes like nothing. 

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Categories: inmate, freedom,
Form: Free verse