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

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 have same thing here (federal prison, financial stuff), upper middle class. I am heartbroken. We have no kids but were planning to be married. We have a big age difference but love works in...

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Poem About Missing Out While In Jail
  • By Angela Pilant
  • Published: December 2010
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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My baby brother was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder 1, felony in possession of firearm, assault w/ deadly weapon and unlawful use of firearm. He was arrested when SWAT...

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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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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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I was touched by this poem. I am praying for you and hope that a miracle happens. Trust in God. Keep your head and your heart strong. Thank you for sharing your strength.

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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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This hit me really hard because I'm on bail now and might be taken away from my loved ones. No one understands. I keep it all built up inside of me. I cry myself to sleep or just don't sleep...

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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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Poem About An Ex-Con's Future After Release From Jail
  • By Luis Verduzco
  • Published: October 2009
Thoughts Of A Convict

Someday the gates will open,
and once more I'll be free.
A fact that makes me wonder,
"What will become of me?"...

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I am a female who is out on parole. I spent 5 years of my life in prison for my crime. They said my punishment was for rehabilitation, but instead they just locked me away. I didn't learn how...

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

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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This past October, my dad was sent to jail for probation violation. He left Texas for 6 years for work. And he recently returned back to Texas 2 years ago. We thought that he paid off all of...

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A Promise I Made While In Prison Poem
  • By Thomas Kennedy
  • Published: November 2008
Prison

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...

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I love this poem because I just had a son 2 months ago and his dad was in prison also for his birth. he has been in there for 7 months and has 2 more to go. so he wont get to see him until he...

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Poem About Reflecting In Prison
  • By Terrie L. Sherman
  • Published: February 2006
Thinking About Mother

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....

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I have a son who has been in jail for 18 months and is going to prison soon for 6 more months. I miss him more then I can ever explain. He stole a credit card and charged 280 dollars why he...

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