Prison Poems

Prison is the punishment that keeps on taking. Long after the individual has regretted his or her sin and wishes to go back to living a productive life, he must stay in prison wasting his precious years on this earth. Almost anything you take from a man can be given back except time. He can never reclaim the time that was stolen from him. He can never experience his children growing up for they are already grown. He can never experience those precious moments with his wife for most likely she has moved on. Of all the crimes that man commits to go to prison, in most cases our decision to keep him there is worse.

Poems for when a Family member is in Prison

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Husband In Prison, The Forgotten Victim
A persons comment:

'That's her there! her hubby's inside!'
'How can she stand by him?' a neighbor cried!
'I'd throw away the lock and key!'
'That husband of hers should never be ..........
Votes: 624,  Rating: 4.63 , 55 Stories
How To Tell a Child His Dad is In Prison, Daddy's Gone
How do you sit down and talk to your son
and tell him that his Daddy has gone
It's easier explaining the meaning of death
and why people die and draw their last breath.

But Daddy, ..........
Votes: 308,  Rating: 4.52 , 21 Stories
How Can It Be
On that fateful day I will never forget
when I got the word down on my knees is where I went;
The breath inside my body was gone and my mind
went to my sister where it belonged~

You ..........
Votes: 12,  Rating: 4.5
Jail Glass Between Mom And Son, The Window
By William J. Ray
There you are
On the other side of the window
You look sad and scared
Wondering where your son is about to go

You tell me you miss me
And that you want me home
Then you ..........
Votes: 160,  Rating: 4.49 , 5 Stories
To My Son, Coming Home From Prison
By Ken Budden
The end of your journey is now in sight,
And from the darkness you can now see light,
I know it's been tough but I'm hoping you know,
From that hard bitter lesson, "you reap what you ..........
Votes: 78,  Rating: 4.49
Dear Santa, Mom in Prison Poem
Me and Mum would always write
dear Santa Claus a note,
but this year Mum won't be around
so this is what I wrote:

Dear Santa if I had one wish
to make all on my own,
it would be ..........
Votes: 75,  Rating: 4.47 , 2 Stories
Only Memories
By Angela
As I lay here in the dark, between these prison walls
I would think about you and my tears would fall

You were the sun that shines, an encouraging thought
wish I could have been there ..........
Votes: 48,  Rating: 4.46 , 2 Stories
Husband Is In Jail Poem, My Prayer
By Tina Fortner
I feel a tear run down my face
As I sit in this quiet lonely place
I think of you and need you here
I wipe away my falling tear
I hit the floor on bended knee
I ask, I ..........
Votes: 212,  Rating: 4.44 , 53 Stories
Thinking About Mother
By Terrie L. Sherman
Within these walls this prison
My mind and thoughts run free.
I think of mom and days gone by
And of what she meant to me.
I wonder how life would have been
Had she not gone ..........
Votes: 177,  Rating: 4.44
A Promise I Made While In Prison
By Thomas Kennedy
I got 10 months left in this Penitentiary
Being without you makes it feel like a century
I'm stuck in here for the crime I did
I hate myself for missing the birth of our kid
They can't ..........
Votes: 123,  Rating: 4.37 , 1 Story
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