Prison Poems

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 am 30 years old and just became official with a wonderful man I met who is currently in jail and …

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Poem About Missing Out While In Jail
  • by Angela
  • Published: Dec 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 …

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Poem About Jail Glass Between Mom And Son
  • by William J. Ray
  • Published: Feb 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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My brother is in jail right now. He is 21 years old and this touched me, to no end. Thank you for …

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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, …

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Husband Is In Jail Poem
  • by Tina Fortner
  • Published: Dec 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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My father and I hiked mount Washington in New Hampshire in July of this year. As we approached the …

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Poem About An Ex-Con's Future After Release From Jail
  • by Luis Verduzco
  • Published: Oct 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 …

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Poem About Reflecting In Prison
  • by Terrie L. Sherman
  • Published: Feb 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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My son Joe, is in jail. He's 31. He's only been there for 4 months, but sometimes it feels like an …

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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 …

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A Promise I Made While In Prison Poem
  • by Thomas Kennedy
  • Published: Nov 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 …

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Poem About Nephew In Prison
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~…

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