Prison Poems

Poems for when a Family member is in Prison

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.

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Husband In Prison
The Forgotten Victim

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A person's comment:

"That's her there! Her hubby's inside!"
"How can she stand by him?" a neighbor cried!...

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I wish I was that strong. I'm on month 5 of a 56 month journey. It feels like it'll never end and he'll never come home to me. But I've been there since day 1.

Husband Is In Jail Poem
  • By Tina Fortner
  • Published: December 2011
My Prayer

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...

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It's been a hard bumpy road that we have faced, my husband has been in 6 yrs out of 28 years. We miss him so much. He was falsely accused of a crime that didn't pertain to him it sucks and...

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Poem About Missing Out While In Jail
Only Memories

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...

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I understand this completely. Unfortunately my husband has been incarcerated for the past 21 months. His mother passed away 30 days to the day of him being incarcerated and his father...

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Poem About Jail Glass Between Mom And Son
  • By William J. Ray
  • Published: February 2006
The Window

There you are
On the other side of the window
You look sad and scared
Wondering where your son is about to go...

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Not everyone knows the pain and the hurt to have to see your own child behind a glass window for only 15 minutes then walk away without being able to hug one another. This poem has touched me...

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How To Tell a Child His Dad is In Prison Poem
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....

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A year and a half ago, my husband admitted to sexually abusing my underage sister. When he told me, we had an almost 2 year old and I was about 16 weeks pregnant. My world has been a blur and...

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Mom in Prison Poem
Dear Santa

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:...

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It's a great poem last year my mom was arrested and put in prison. I don't know when she will be home she's a great mom even though she is in there she said when she gets out she's going to...

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Poem About Missing Boyfriend In Jail
  • By Susan Christensen
  • Published: June 2008
The Game

Let me tell you about a game I play
Where I close my eyes and fade away

I float away to a special place

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I dream about my man and our children sharing love and laughter. He is such an amazing, charismatic father and supportive, protective lover. I imagine how it feels for him all the time. The...

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Poem About Leaving Daughter For Prison
  • By Luis Verduzco
  • Published: October 2009
Please Don't Cry, Mi Nina

Daddy has to be away for awhile.
Please don't cry; show me that smile.
Be careful when you're out to play.
Watch out for cars; don't get in their way....

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My mom lied to me all my life. It was to protect me, to protect me from all the pain. But lying is like waiting for him to show up, and he's not coming back. I was 6 years old when my dad...

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Poem About Coming Home From Prison
  • By Ken Budden
  • Published: April 2011
End Of A Journey

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 sow"....

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Poem About Daughter Missing Dad In Jail
  • By Sydnie L. Jackson
  • Published: February 2006
Daddy, You're In Jail

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Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
and it hurts me almost every day
I knew when I was there
it was coming to an end...

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I feel like this poem was made for me. My Dad left in March of last year due to a DUI and he has one year to serve. This has honestly been the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life....

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