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Love Forever Poem To Husband In Prison

I wrote this after I got a phone call from my husband who is serving time in a state prison. He sometimes feels so insecure and thinks I am not waiting for him, but I will wait for him until the end of time; he is my life.

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Same story dear, but my husband case 31 years ago. He's still in jail. DA can't show any evidence, but yet my husband is still in jail. I'm in shocked badly. My weight went down 20 pounds...

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My Dearest Love


Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013 with permission of the Author.

I see you in my thoughts and dreams.
When I awake, how real it seems.
You aren't here to comfort me,
But soon I hope you will be.

No one truly knows or understands;
You have my heart in your hands.
My love is what you truly own.
Come soon and make our house a home.

Inside those walls you are doing your time,
Not being here with me is your only true crime.
Others in your life will come and go,
But my love is true, and I'm sure you know.

I may not be rich or the prettiest one,
But I love you so much; you are my sun.
You light up my life every time you call.
When the time is up, I begin to fall.

You are my stars, you are my moon,
Being with you will come very soon.
So when you sleep, take this to heart,
No one or nothing will keep us apart.


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  • Lauren by Lauren
  • 4 years ago

I met my fiancé online during his first 3-year prison sentence and am currently back in that same role as he waits for a hearing where they will revoke the reminder of his parole. I find a lot of hope and insight from hearing of other women who are holding it down out here as well. We seem to have spent more time on the phone and in letters to each other than true free time together, but we still plan to get married when he gets transferred and more settled. I love my inmate!

  • Camille by Camille
  • 4 years ago

Great poem. My husband and I have been married for 5 years and we have two beautiful and adorable kids. My son is 6 and my daughter is 19 months old. But in July 2019, my husband was being falsely accused of rape. I know my husband is innocent. My husband is still in jail. I don't have $16,000 to bail him out. We are still waiting for his trial. It's been 2 weeks. I'm not be able to hold/touch my husband, and it feels like forever. I love him so much, and I will wait for him and support him until the end. Our situation right now it's really hard, but I need to be strong for him and our kids. I show everyone around me I am okay, but when I go to bed I cry really hard. Why life so unfair?

  • Chen Yauw by Chen Yauw
  • 3 years ago

Same story dear, but my husband case 31 years ago. He's still in jail. DA can't show any evidence, but yet my husband is still in jail. I'm in shocked badly. My weight went down 20 pounds just like 3 weeks and my life is upside down. I've questioned God uncounted times, but my husband told me there's God's plan in our life that's still unfolding...be still and trust Him. Have faith. Easy to say though but I saw a miracle behind all of this. Some inmates want to be baptized (my husband is a pastor) and several issue that we thought impossible became reality. But yes, that is so hard. How about your husband now?

  • Ethel Bartley by Ethel Bartley
  • 4 years ago

I met a man a couple of months before he got locked up and we both fell in love with each other. We were going to get married before he got locked up, but we didn't have the time because he went back to jail and this man here has a big part of my heart. All I hurt for is him to come home, and he went in on a five year deal. At first they offered him 15 years and he wasn't going for that, so he doing five years now and they just turned him down from making his parole two days before my birthday on March 27th so he got set off another year, but I have held him down from day one. He doesn't want for anything at all. I know it may hurt now that he's not with me, but he's okay. He will be coming home soon, but it does hurt like hell missing and been without him, but he sees me every two weeks and he's good, so I know how you ladies are feeling about all your men friends. I will not leave him. I'm ride this out. When he comes out we then will be happy then.

  • Maria Elena DeQuintanaRoo by Maria Elena DeQuintanaRoo
  • 5 years ago

This poem truly spoke to me. I met my boyfriend through a pen pal site for prisoners. The first message I sent him was just a picture that I had written on that said "Please write me." I got a response instantly from him, where he wrote back and asked me for my phone number and address and told me that my picture was beautiful. From that first phone call I got, we fell instantly in love. He is the other half of myself that I never knew was missing; he is my soulmate and I will love him until the day that I die. He is set to parole out on September 12, 2019. He will have completed his entire 6-year sentence, and I cannot wait to have him all to myself finally. He is my light in a dark room and my sun on a cloudy day. I am so thankful to see that other women are going through the exact same thing that I am going through right now. Thank you for the lovely poem, and good luck to everybody who is doing time alongside their loved one in prison.

  • Yuri Eugene Weselyj by Yuri Eugene Weselyj
  • 4 years ago

I am so happy that there are woman like yourself who can truly stick with their man in times like these. You are a strong woman and he is blessed to have you.

  • Lora Hammon by Lora Hammon
  • 5 years ago

It was December 21, 2017, when I was asked by my sister if I wanted to write someone in prison. I was a little shy at first because he is 45 and I am 61. From the first email that he wrote me, I never looked back. It has been 9 months of a few hiccups and at times feelings of insecurities on both our parts. All I can say is I fell in love first, and a few months later on February 12th he told me he loves me too. He supports me emotionally in every way and makes sure with every call he begins with "How are you?" and ends with "I Love you." He has been in for 8 years, and his release date is early 2019. I have to say these next 4 months feel so stressful. I saw this poem tonight; it has given me some peace that I haven't felt in a long time. My relationship with my boyfriend has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I finally found true love!

  • Taffiette Pearson-Jones by Taffiette Pearson-Jones
  • 5 years ago

I understand your feelings. I became pen pals with my now husband in November 2014. Our relationship grew through emails, letters and phone calls as he is in prison over 400 miles from our home. The day I met my husband in person was the day that I married him. He is 43 and I am 54. When our eyes met and he smiled, I knew without a doubt that I had finally found the owner of the rib I possess. God made me for him. On August 15th, 2018 we got married. Love always comes when you least expect it, and sometimes it uses the strangest method to occur; in my case, surfing the web one lonely night. In December my husband will be released. He was/is certainly worth the wait. I wish you and your man the best because it will only get better once he’s released.

  • Destiny by Destiny
  • 6 years ago

Hi, guys! I met my fiancé 2 months before he got locked up. He's doing a 2 year bid in prison. It's not a lot, but to me it's hard. It will be our 1 year anniversary April 20. We are young, but our love for each other is amazing. There's never a dull moment. My kids are his kids now. Hopefully my superman will be home in 2020 to save me. Forever and always. I love you!

  • Crystal Glidwell by Crystal Glidwell, Tennessee
  • 6 years ago

I started dating this guy in 2015, but I knew him like a year and a half before we started dating. He had done some stuff he shouldn't have done, and now he is in a state prison until 2034 (yeah that's a long time for what he did, and it's only 2018). It is hard to go day to day without him at my side and not have him there to come home to, but I am making it somehow. I found this poem and read it, and I thought of my boyfriend first thing. We stay in contact through letters and phone calls when he can call and I can put money on his account. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and now I have to live without him. I am very mad and hurt by him not being here. I hope I can make it until he gets out. In my heart I can, but in reality I don't know because it is a long time before he is going to come home. The earliest he can be released is 2021, which is 3 years, and he has already been gone for a year. I hope he gets out soon. I love you, Jeffrey Glenn Latham.

  • Sharlene Lanter by Sharlene Lanter
  • 5 years ago

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. He did something bad before we got together, so he's serving 3 years. It has been almost 17 months. I just want to say I love him so much and I'm not going anywhere. We have been engaged since February 14, 2017. We are getting married when he gets home.

  • SUE F. by SUE F.
  • 6 years ago

My husband and I have been best friends for 30 years. We got into a relationship in 2011. Life was great; we were so in love. In 2014 he left me because the people he was hanging out with were drug addicts and my husband got into the mix, so instead of bringing it to our home he left, and 3 months later he was arrested for a $90.00 drug sale. He is now doing a 16 year bid. He has been in since the beginning of 2015. I love this man with everything that I am. We married in April 2016. He is my life, my soulmate, and my best friend. Even though people think I am crazy, I know in my heart I did the right thing. There is nobody else in this life I want to be with, just my husband. I took my vows seriously and will stay faithful to him and love him until the day he comes home in 2028 and will continue to love and cherish him every day after!

  • LaTonya H. Coleman by LaTonya H. Coleman
  • 6 years ago

Hello everyone! I am a wife of someone wrongfully convicted. He's been incarcerated for 7 years. I spend all of my time on the Internet just surfing and reading, praying. I never thought that I would know a person who has been railroaded, let alone be married to one. I married my husband on October 5, 2015. Yes, 5 years after they railroaded him. I married him because I love him he loves me, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt he's innocent! It breaks my heart for such similar cases because I can feel the pain. I wanna go back on here and read all the posts. Maybe I can help someone or they us. I loved the poem. It felt and sounded like my own words. I'm crying as I type because I'm in disbelief that I live in the U.S. and we still have corrupt police, lawyers, and so forth. Wishing everyone peace and happiness!

  • Diana by Diana
  • 5 years ago

My husband and I been married for 2 years, but he is going to be locked up for 7 years. He was the one doing almost everything at home - saving account, bills, washing clothes, cooking. Now everything changed. My heart is with him, but 7 years is a lot of time. I need some good advice because I don't know how to make it.

  • Brina by Brina
  • 5 years ago

I was set up by my stalker and did 12 years for it. The DA needed me to get some kind of time because it was election year and he needed to add more to his list of convictions. I know so many who were wrongfully convicted for one reason or another. I am talking to a man now on death row for a murder he did not commit. Not talking to in a romantic way, by the way. He was convicted the same time I was by the same DA. The system is corrupt. Money and power are what matters most. And for the cops, it can be racially motivated, but also they just want to move to the next case. It can happen to anyone. We are hoping that things turn around for him and they have solid evidence that he is innocent. He is a good, intelligent man that doesn't deserve any of it. I hate that any of us have to go through this. I'm sorry. Hang in there. Those in prison need our love and support. They appreciate every letter you can send them.

  • Miss My Love by Miss My Love
  • 6 years ago

I know how you feel. My husband has been gone a month now. The system is corrupted, and he also was falsely accused. I wish you the best. Stay strong.

  • Louis by Louis
  • 6 years ago

Stay strong. I've experienced similar circumstances. Three years in federal prison, and believe me, I was very insecure about the relationship with my girlfriend. Things are very good now. Stay strong in character against the corrupt system around you. Best of luck.

  • SPW by SPW
  • 6 years ago

I am new to this prison wife lifestyle. My husband of 19 years was sentenced back in September 2017 for a crime he did not do. We have 5 kids together and a grandbaby on the way. This lifestyle is a hard one to live, but I am living it and I am being so faithful to my husband. On nights I cannot sleep I enjoy reading the poems on this site; it helps me. I am still full of a lot of anger, disbelief, and a whole lot of WHYs. I make sure that our children never miss a phone call or a visit. I do everything to make sure he is taken care of and our children are safe. I pray for all of you that must go through this.

  • Ginnie Bertolosso by Ginnie Bertolosso
  • 5 years ago

I am also new to this. I met my fiance a few short months ago. He was my Stepson's celly. I attended one of his hearings. We had only spoken on the phone. I had never seen him before. I don't know how to explain it, but when I walked into that courtroom and I looked at all the inmates standing behind the glass waiting their turn to go before the judge, our eyes locked on each other and he smiled. I knew at that moment there was a connection. He is 10 years younger than I am, but I don't care. He told me that he was never ready to change his life until he met me. He will be formally sentenced on March 11, 2019. He asked me to marry him on February 4th, and I said yes. We are going to get married before he goes off to prison for 7 years. He is everything I never knew I always wanted, but I can't have him right now. We talk every day and write letters, but I can't wait to feel your hands on me. I pray that we can get through it. I love you, Charles Peoples. I will be waiting for you, my love.

  • Stephani Taylor by Stephani Taylor
  • 6 years ago

I can definitely relate. My fiancé was arrested last month, 5 days before my birthday and right before Christmas. We've been together 2 years in April but been in each other's hearts for 10 years. He's the love of my life, and I feel so numb without him with me. It's so hard to deal with this, and I wish this upon nobody.

  • Shantilia by Shantilia
  • 6 years ago

My boyfriend (now fiancé) and I met 7 years ago on a pen pal site. I was just looking for a friend in that area, and he was coming home 4 months after we started writing. Fast forward to four months, his release. His mom died two weeks after him being home. He shut me out (we were in a long distance relationship). He went back to jail because that messed him up. He got out and then 6 months later he dad died. He fell into a deep depression, shut me out, relapsed and started doing drugs again. Fast forward to now he's been in for 5 years for getting the drugs. At that time I got married and had a baby, but I still loved him. On 8/23/15 my husband was killed, and two months after it happened my now fiancé wrote me. It took me 2 months to write because I was a grieving widow, but I was in love too. We've been back together since last January on my birthday (the best present ever). We have another 10 years to go, and I'm not leaving. He's worth it. I know if I told people they'd put me in the loony bin, especially because we haven't met face to face, but we've also been honest, which I never had before. We're bed friends, lovers, and partners for life.

  • Mary Daffron by Mary Daffron
  • 6 years ago

You have never met this guy face to face, his mother dies, then his dad, and still no face to face? Then your husband passes away. I feel that you should find out his inmate information, where he is incarcerated, then call the facility for visitation hours and make the trip to see him face to face; he won't have any way to escape your visit! If he is a true person and not just "catfishing" you, then you'll have the perfect place to find this all out. If he doesn't give you the information then you will at least know your love is going nowhere with this person. Good luck and condolences on the loss of you husband.

  • Chrissie by Chrissie
  • 6 years ago

I read your post, and I want you to know to hold on and have faith in yourself. Always believe and pray, and God will see you through this. You had a lot of trauma that you went through, but stay focused on the prize.

  • Linda by Linda, New Jersey
  • 6 years ago

My man is in a state prison as well. We write all the time, and he calls me when he can. We've been together 2012 and are so in love. I can't wait for him to come home. I miss him so much. I love him so much, and he loves me the same. I never met anyone like him. I love the poem you wrote. It was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Melly J by Melly J
  • 6 years ago

I, too, am a prison wife. 10 years in. There is a great page on Facebook that I have been following. Helps me through the days. Confessions of a Prison Wife is what it is called. All those who have a loved one locked up, keep your head up and be strong.

  • Daniella57 by Daniella57
  • 6 years ago

My dear husband got sentenced to prison on August 7th. It's the hardest thing to be away from him. I have never felt so alone in my entire life. I didn't get to talk to him for 5 weeks at all. I wrote him letters every day, but due to his circumstances he wasn't able to write back. Now he can write and call, and it definitely helps hearing from him after nothing for that long. But I still can't express how much my heart aches for him, to be in his arms. I'm so glad I found this poem to send him, and knowing I'm not the only one who is going through this terrible situation makes me feel like I'm not alone. Thank you, ladies, for sharing your situations. My husband and I have a 1 year old daughter together who misses her daddy so much, and his parents are not well. Please say a prayer for us, and I will be praying for all of you. God bless.

  • Kathy Ellison by Kathy Ellison
  • 6 years ago

My husband is in prison, also. He was sentenced to 10 years in 2013. I'm still here, waiting FAITHFULLY for him because for me, there's simply nobody else on Earth. I'll love him through anything - space, time, distance - it doesn't matter when you honestly, truly love someone. I applaud you for waiting for your man! Unfortunately, there's not many of us that would do the same.

  • Melody by Melody
  • 6 years ago

My cousin was in county jail and he told me he had a friend for me. Only time would tell if we would work out. So I waited for a text/call, but instead I got a letter. I was nervous and thought he and I won't write much anyway. He won't write me or he'll write only when he's bored. Only time would tell! Ten months later I get 2, maybe 3 letters, a month, sometimes more. I haven't had a chance to set up the phone. He's always being moved around. I have gained his trust, honesty, and sincerity, but I'm also worried it's jail talk. Only time will tell. I used to work in a prison and the crap I heard most of the men would write to each women to get money. Using those 3 tender and loving words "I love you" as meaningless words. Only time can tell if he is true! I also know my cousin wouldn't set me up with someone bad. I am also sad that he is in prison. Three years. I don't even want to be with any man but him. I am scared that I won't be good enough or his heart is with someone else. Only time will tell.

  • Yolanda Arce by Yolanda Arce
  • 6 years ago

Wow, these are true words. Only time will tell, and in the meantime we wait faithfully, not knowing until time tells. Are you still waiting? I am waiting, but it drives me crazy when I don't hear from him and think the worst.

  • Diamond by Diamond
  • 6 years ago

My fiancé is in prison. He has 2 years left of a 5 year sentence. We went to school together and he chased me for 10 years. I finally listened to him a year ago when I was alone and pregnant. I just wanted someone to talk to. Started off as a pen pal and turned into me proposing to him. We finish each other's sentences. I have no doubt that he's my soulmate. It's hard, ladies. I know. To have found something so perfect, yet you're not allowed to have it.

  • Quetta Dukes by Quetta Dukes
  • 6 years ago

Your story is beautiful, and thanks for sharing it. It touched my heart to know there's still true love and people still believe in soul mates. Love your story. It's heartfelt.

  • Cheryl by Cheryl
  • 6 years ago

My love just got five years in prison on June 26. He is the love of my life. I love him so much. I lived with him before this happened, and he spent every day with me. I went to visit him while he was in county. I'm so sad. It seems like it's going to be forever. I read the poem, and it will help me get though the hard times that I have yet to face. Five years is an awful stretch, but I hope he will be home in three.

  • Maria by Maria
  • 6 years ago

My fiancé just got sentenced 15 years. We have twins that are just 1 year old, and he is my everything and it's going to be hard for me. What do you girls think? Should I just move on because 15 years is not easy and with twins? Thanks.

  • Ivone Hernandez by Ivone Hernandez
  • 6 years ago

I'm the same. My boyfriend got 5 years, but they'll give him 3 years if he has good behavior and 2 years of probation. He has 11 months down, but I've been so depressed, and sometimes I feel so alone, but I know he'll be home soon.

  • Connie H by Connie H
  • 6 years ago

My love has 2 years left on a 5 in the federal pen. We talk every day, and it's so hard when you hear you have one minute remaining. My heart drops. I work two jobs to pass my days, but I miss him so much. Most of the time he is encouraging me more than I am him. But I hold on, because he is worth it. Thank you for sharing this awesome poem.

  • Sequoia Skelly by Sequoia Skelly
  • 6 years ago

The love of my life was sent away from me a year and a half ago today. He was sentenced 4 years for not showing up to see his probation officer. He had just gotten back on his feet after being taken away for a full year. With his credits added up, he may get out in October of this year. Everything makes me think of him and all the amazing memories we have shared together. I'm not sure what to do. I have no one to talk to about it.

  • Sierra Smith by Sierra Smith
  • 7 years ago

My fiancé was sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. He was my world, my every day, he was a huge part of my life. And now I don't know if I have to wait 7 months or if I have to wait 1.5 years, and it's hard. I won't give up on him, no matter what. But it's just so hard, and I'm constantly feeling sad and lonely, and I don't know how to handle it sometimes. I sent this poem to him to maybe help him a little.

  • Daniel A by Daniel A
  • 7 years ago

I'm facing a year. My wife is living with her brother, and I'm living with my parents. I can't say much about the case, however, this is my first felony and a minimal charge. A year in jail was to set an example. We've been married for 2 1/2 years. She's the world for me. She's the reason I live. She's the reason I still keep up the business that we started. I want everything to work out, but I'm scared, and I don't want to her to feel scared. I hope she waits for me if the worst happens. It's consumed my thoughts. When she texts me it's the best feeling in the world. We all look for our loved ones to get in touch. It's all we think about. I just can't wait until this nightmare is over so I can start a family with her. My shame and guilt is overwhelming because our life was good, but I know she's strong and she's the one and everything happens for a reason. I have to find the good in this or else I'll drive myself crazy. Thanks for letting me share.

  • Jgreen4849 by Jgreen4849
  • 7 years ago

I borrowed this poem for my boyfriend who is in county prison. He is insecure and doesn't believe that I would wait for him. This poem could not have expressed my feelings for him any better! I love him so much. He is my world. When he gets out of prison, we're going to get matching his and hers tats.

  • Tiffany by Tiffany
  • 7 years ago

My fiancé was sent away March 7 to serve a 12 years sentence in state prison for a crime he didn't commit. I have known him for 11 years. We dated on and off but got engaged 9 months ago. He's truly my rock and my soulmate. Being here and him being there is hard. Constantly worrying about him and missing him waiting on his phone calls. I visit every other Sunday and write letters, send emails and of course pictures. Thank you for the poem. It let me know I'm not alone. Others understand how it is to be in my shoes. It made me cry; I loved it.

  • Megan by Megan
  • 7 years ago

Today I am so sad. I don't know what to do. They took my husband on November 18, 2016. Out ten year anniversary was Christmas Eve. I have never been so sad in my life. We have three children together. He is facing up to 18 years in prison. I just want him to come home. I was too busy worrying about making money and didn't even kiss him that morning when he dropped me off. Like he always did on Fridays. :( I'm so stupid.

What do you do when someone takes your happy from you? The phone calls I love, but the cost is out of control. I just want to kiss him and hug him. I know I'll have him back some day, but God please give me my happy back. I'm sorry, Babe! I should have been there. I'll never let you go again when you come back. I promise! Always, always. 30,000 hours until you make it back. Hopefully much sooner. I just want to say this is hard, and nothing hurts this bad other than death. Don’t ever take advantage of your man. I just want this to go away.

  • Lorraine P Wilson by Lorraine P Wilson
  • 7 years ago

Just keep those beautiful caring thoughts. And please do know times will be hard. To the point it's unbearable. My husband always says to me anything that’s worth having is worth the wait. Please don't let people put thoughts in your head about what's best for you. True love trumps all. My name is Laney. My husband is a lifer. He's been upstate now for 23 years. We have been together for 27 years. It has been the hardest thing I have ever done, but keep your faith and always try understanding what he is going through. Always think before a fight erupts. Ask yourself is it really worth spending the little time we have? Is this something that can be handled at a different time? Usually it is. I wish you and your guy all the best.

  • Ashley by Ashley
  • 7 years ago

I feel your pain. It's so hard to cope without my fiancé. We have been inseparable since the day we met. Living and breathing day in and day out together. Then all of a sudden, the person God has placed in your life, who cares more for you other than God himself or your parents, has been ripped away from you like a newborn from the womb. I'm so sad every day. I'm praying God keeps us all strong and faithful, especially from the judgment from our family and friends. My fiancé is facing 18 years as well. Lawyer will more than likely beg for 3. Everything is going in slow motion right now. I assume the best thing we all can do is pray and continue to move through this horrible storm until it is over, which one day it will be.

  • Holly Turner by Holly Turner
  • 7 years ago

Oh hunny, I know your exact feeling! They took my husband expectantly on November 17 2016. I was 8 months pregnant with our beautiful baby boy. He missed the birth on December 7th and we had only been married a few short weeks (October 28th). He is facing 4 years. Not as much as your hubby. But it's the worst feeling ever. He went to court that day thinking he was just going and coming home. I sat in the car because he asked me to. I wasn't feeling good, so he didn't want me to push myself. I regret not going up with him. :-( I didn't get a kiss. Just a hug. I haven't touched him since. He goes to court Monday for offer/sentencing. I will pray for you, your husband, and your children, as I know what you are going through! We have to be strong for our babies and husbands! Hugs, hunny!

  • Tauni by Tauni
  • 7 years ago

I am 15 years older than my fiancé who is incarcerated waiting for arraignment on a class A felony charge. He was wrongly accused and is forced to be in jail until he stands trial. Judge set bail at 500,000 and revoked bond because he is a flight risk (he is in Washington, but his home is here in Massachusetts), so they are forcing him to remain locked up until the trial is over. He is supposed to be out in January, but if this goes wrong for him he could do anywhere from 5 and a half years on a plea or up to 25 years. I am afraid what the outcome will be. I stand by him through this and await his verdict. If he ends up doing hard time, I will always remain true. I have and always will. I would not cheat nor look for the comfort of another man. Before his incarceration we had our ups and downs, but I do believe this is a wakeup call for both of us.

  • Danielle Tucker by Danielle Tucker
  • 7 years ago

I needed this poem; it hit home in so many ways. I got pregnant by my true love years ago, but we lost the baby, and we both went our separate ways. We have reconnected, but he has been locked up for 14 months, and they are trying charge him with murder, when he was the one jumped and a gun was pulled on him. He met with lawyers, and they want $31,500 up front and said he has a good case and they want it. I just want lose it. The lawyer is like the money is worth his life otherwise it could do 30 years to life. I lost it at that point. Yes, a million dollars is worth his life. If I had it, there would be no guessing it would be done. I need him home not there where he is. I wait every day for his time to use the phone and it’s during work hours, but I have to take my calls. He makes my day turn around, and I try go see him every other day. For now he is still in county and do home visits as well. I love this man with everything I have, and we both know he wouldn't be there if we still were together back when things happened.

  • Ashley by Ashley
  • 7 years ago

This is so very touching! The love of my life is in jail for something he didn't do. He's been the love of my life for a few years. He has a court date tomorrow in a town about 3 hours away, and he's in jail here because he's been living with me for the last few weeks. And he got arrested about 3 days ago. He isn't up where he needs to be because the town he had a warrant in "doesn’t have the man power to move him," even though he was with me when he allegedly stole something all the way up there! We go everywhere together. Yes, that seems childish, but we are always together because I'm going to Haiti with my sister to build an orphanage in a few days. He can't be mistaken by any means. He is 6 foot 7 and a little over 300 pounds. But he's a softy. He's my teddy bear. Yes, he could squish anybody that tried to mess with him and he looks very intimidating, but while he was on the phone with me, he started crying because he thinks he did something wrong when he couldn't have because he was with me.

  • Latisha by Latisha
  • 7 years ago

This poem is so touching. My partner is serving 2.5 years. I know that's easy compared to the sentences everyone else's partners have gotten on here, but it has been one hell of a journey. :( We have a beautiful little girl together. She is 1.5 now, and he was arrested when she was 2 months old. She is his whole world. He's spent most of her life in remand and now just got sentenced. It makes it even harder because I was charged with the same charges as him, so I'm on home detention. I just feel like giving up, but I can't. I want my life back and I want my family to be back together again.

To all the other women out there that are holding down a home and family for their partners to come back to, stay strong and keep going. It takes a true women to be able to get through this.

  • Marcella Ortiz by Marcella Ortiz
  • 7 years ago

Today marks 8 years for me and my fiancé. This whole time I've spent time serving with him his last half of a 17 year prison sentence from when he was just a juvenile. This poem touched my heart because it's so hard to find quotes or poems related to our hearts and circumstances. Thanks for sharing your heart with the world. I pray you are happy where you're at today, and may the rest of your days be never set apart again.

  • Shanta by Shanta
  • 7 years ago

My fiancé got 13 years and we're just starting and it's been hard as hell. This poem really touched me. It's good to know there are other people out here to talk to about being positive and not people who will always down you for waiting on someone you love. I wish all of y'all the best of luck and continue praying and NEVER GIVE UP ON THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE...

  • Ashley M. by Ashley M.
  • 7 years ago

This honestly describes my fiancé. He was a juvenile when he went in. I've been with him for almost 2 years. He's also finishing the sentence of 10 years. He will be free next March. This is a hell of a journey, but he loves and adores my children and myself. You ladies keep your heads up! It's tough but well worth it. By the way... this poem really touched my heart.

  • Sylena by Sylena
  • 7 years ago

Wow, your story sounds like mine. I was with my fiancé for nine years doing time with him in a federal prison. It's nice to see that someone else is going through the same things I'm going through.

  • CNN Producer by CNN Producer
  • 7 years ago

Hi Marcella-
I am a producer at CNN. I am working on a story that involves couples who are making their relationships work with one partner in prison. I'd like to chat with you for a couple of minutes if you'd be interested. I know this is a sensitive matter, but it would be great to get your perspective, given that you're in this situation.

  • Amanda Jean Petrie by Amanda Jean Petrie
  • 7 years ago

My boyfriend has 4 and a half years left in prison, hopefully with an early release of 3 and a half. I know he's the one. I would walk to the end of the earth with him. He's my best friend, my soulmate, and my future. This was great to read.

  • Ashley by Ashley
  • 7 years ago

This really touched my heart. I would walk to the end of the earth with my fiancé as well. I really believe he has learned his lesson this time and finally realizes when he puts himself in these predicaments he's hurting not only himself, but also everyone around him. My heart feels like it will never heal from the pain of him being gone. I truly believe this is a test from God. We all have to keep our faith. God definitely knows what he is doing. He makes no mistakes. We can also thank him for still having our men and knowing they aren't dead and that we will one day touch them again.

  • Julia T. Morris-Watts by Julia T. Morris-Watts, Ontario , Canada
  • 7 years ago

Hi there, everyone. I am a young 34 year old woman engaged to a man who is even younger and serving a 5 and half year sentence, so I was so glad when I came across this site! Finally I feel like someone else understands the difficulties that come with holding someone down in the system! Many days we both feel like it's us against the rest of the world, and at times, even the justice system :( but we make it work.

Most take for granted waking up beside their loved ones or special holidays and moments shared that unfortunately we have lost and can never get back, but we both just try and have faith in our love and trust that one sweet day we will be reunited! My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who faces this dilemma and to the all of the families and loved ones who are hurting because we're all serving a sentence when in this situation, guilty or not! Jules

  • Sophie Wilfred by Sophie Wilfred
  • 7 years ago

My baby is also in prison and still awaiting trial. I am so hurt, and I really can't do anything to help him. He is in Australia and I am in Nigeria.

  • Christy Allen by Christy Allen
  • 7 years ago

Thank you to those who shared their stories. I am going crazy out of my mind trying to keep strong. I love my husband so much, and he got charged with something he didn't do. His crazy cousin put him in jail for all the lies she told in court and got away with it.
She's crazy and jealous of the love my husband and I have, also that we were always doing things together so happily.
He's an innocent man in jail.
Family and friends told me to hire a lawyer and reopen the case while he is in jail until we can prove the lies from the other side.
I am only scared she will get away with her lies again. I don't wanna go through another court date like that again.
Mrs. Allen

  • Stephanie by Stephanie
  • 7 years ago

Don't ever give up. I'm going through something very similar. If you don't fight for him, who will? Always try. There is a program called the innocence program. Google one in your area. It's a good resource to start with. You can do it!

  • Stephanie Holt by Stephanie Holt
  • 7 years ago

Great poem! I've been dealing with this right now, except the future is up in the air. He has been accused of something horrible.
He had been in trouble in the distant past, so he could be in prison for up to life. :-( (completely unrelated).
We don't have the money for a good lawyer. The bond is ridiculous (could have killed people and gotten less).
Don't know how to help!
I feel heartbroken! I love him more than I thought possible. He's my best friend. We NEVER fight. I can see his love for me in his eyes. He told me before than he loves me deeper than the woman whose death nearly destroyed him.
It has been a few weeks now. Jail is terrible and he is suffering depression. For days I'd just sit and scream. Now I hardly eat. This is horrible. Only "close relatives" can visit here. He might not see me for a LONG time.

  • Ana by Ana
  • 7 years ago

:( I too wait for my baby !! Thanks for this beautiful poem..

  • Miss Boo by Miss Boo
  • 7 years ago

I met my husband after seeing him on MSNBC's "Lockup." I write him letters and poetry every single day. I also send him activities that I've created, and he loves playing "Question & Answer" with me.

  • Loulou by Loulou
  • 7 years ago

Wow I met my husband on the Lockdown show! We have been together for 7 years! Never thought someone had a similar story like me!

  • Chantal Pressley by Chantal Pressley
  • 8 years ago

My husband is also in prison, and the overwhelming feeling of missing him is so hard. So I write daily sometimes more than 1 letter, I send tons of pictures,poems and different tokens of love. I always try to stay positive and encourage him to never give up, laws change all the time. And to remember that he has a wife and extended family, his mother and sisters that love you. By the way this poem was wonderful, all of them are very touching and warms my heart to know someone shares my feelings.

  • Barbara Harrell by Barbara Harrell
  • 8 years ago

For those of us who are "seasoned", I just want to say that love comes at all ages. I'm over 65, and my Darling will die in prison, he's already been there over 30 years, but that doesn't make me love him any less. I made a life time commitment to him and I intend to keep it until death does in fact do us part. Not only that, but he's 800 miles away from me, we don't get to see each other often but when we do we have the most wonderful time together. Those few hours in the prison visiting room holding hands, sneaking kisses(yes old folks kiss too) and just talking, make the many months without him all worth it.
I encourage all of you who love a man(or woman for that matter) who is behind prison walls, love on them, write often, send lots of pictures, accept their phone calls-put a limit on them though because they can really add up. Put money on their books if you can, go see them as often as you can, but above all, hang in there with them!

  • Alesia Wallace by Alesia Wallace, Huntsville, Alabama
  • 8 years ago

I can relate to every female who is going through the struggles of being with a man that is in prison. My man has been incarcerated since 2010 he did 2 yrs in jail before he was transferred to state prison 3 to 4 hrs from Huntsville. In 2013 he was sentenced for 30 yrs but there is a possibility that he can be released by the end of 2017 so I hope and pray everyday that everything falls into place. I'm staying optimistic but in the meantime we try to communicate through letters and he tries to call when he can. I can't see him right now because of disciplinary issues but I'm hoping to see him by June or July like he said. I still love and miss him everyday and he will always have my heart no matter what.

  • Rikki Fields by Rikki Fields
  • 7 years ago

I feel your pain. I seem like I have a moment everyday. My guy has been gone for over 20 years. We just reconnected recently. All I can think about is him coming home

  • Maddie Adair by Maddie Adair
  • 8 years ago

I will be praying for him, and you. Good luck and I hope he gets out soon.

  • Amelia Latu by Amelia Latu, CA
  • 8 years ago

This poem explains exactly how I feel for my husband. My husband is currently in the LA County Jail. I love reading poems like this because it uplifts me and helps me realize that I'm not the only one going through this. I have a 2 year old little boy and it gets hard but just seeing his face motivates me to stay strong for my husband.

  • Genna Ferrer by Genna Ferrer
  • 8 years ago

I can relate also. My fiance is also in LA County Jail. He is facing a murder charge. He was recently arrested in the beginning of this month. We don't have any kids together but he does have 4 children and I have 1. It is very hard going on without him. I miss him so much. The day before he was arrested we got into a huge fight. So the last thing we said to each other were negative remarks. I wish I could tell him I'm sorry and that I love him but because he is a high profile inmate he doesn't get any privileges. I'm trying to stay positive hoping for a good outcome but every one I talk to tells me he will possibly get life. I don't know what I would do if that happens? I already feel guilty for our fight. I'm so hurt.

  • Janet by Janet, Yorkshire
  • 8 years ago

I read this poem and cried. We got married in April 2014. My husband was arrested upon returning from our Honeymoon. We went through 15 months of in and out of court and on 6th Aug this year he was sentenced to 12 yrs. He will serve 6 yrs in jail and 6 yrs on licence. It feels like part of me is missing. I wait for his letters and phone calls and get to visit every 10 - 14 days. We are appealing but even that takes time.
In the meantime I have to keep going so he has a home to come back to.

  • Tina Haynes by Tina Haynes, Virginia
  • 8 years ago

I read your poem and cried. My husband and I got married August 14, 2015 and he got arrested for a probation violation September 8. We thought the judge would allow him to go back to the program he was in. However he received 18 months. My heart sank. I have no one to talk to because no one understands. I love him so much. Thank you for this beautiful poem.

  • Megan Snow by Megan Snow
  • 7 years ago

I understand completely. No one really understands what we are going through. My husband will be getting out in April 2017 for good, but we have a case in court that might get him out six months sooner. He has been gone for over 5 years. I try to keep my head up and hang in there just like I tell him. I just wanted you to know I understand completely.

  • Patty by Patty, RI
  • 8 years ago

My husband has been serving a 15 year sentence in federal prison, he is on year 10. This poem expresses everything I feel, I would wait a lifetime for him. We have been married 36 years and he is my best friend, my true love and my soul mate. Thank you for sharing this poem it is beautiful.

  • Trulawebb by Trulawebb, Hillsborugh
  • 8 years ago

That is a beautiful poem. I agree with you on everything you said in the poem. My husband has been gone 30 months and he has 19 months to go. I'm waiting patiently for him. He has nothing to worry about. I wait on his phone calls everyday. I go visit him every other Saturday. If I had more money I would go every weekend. Keep your head up it's gonna go quickly for you and don't worry about haters if you have any.

  • Angela by Angela, Scotland
  • 8 years ago

Just read your beautiful poem for your husband. It is exactly everything I feel for my husband Phil who is also in Jail, but thankfully he is only doing 16 months, but Here in Scotland he only does half of his sentence. So he shall be home at last in May 2016. I hope you won't mind as I am going to write this poem to him as I know it will be everything he wants to hear. Keep your chin up and stay strong and I hope he gets out soon and I wish you both all the very best for your future together. God Bless xxx

  • Mariel Button by Mariel Button, Manchester Nh
  • 9 years ago

My finance and the father of my child has been away for 4 years now. My daughter turned 8 this year and we will wait forever for him to be complete as a family. I love this poem. Thank You..

  • Debbie by Debbie, Mexico
  • 9 years ago

I read your poem and was so touched. Like what the others said, people are ready to judge and say we are stupid for holding on and waiting for someone who is incarcerated but they will not know what we are going through or why we do what we do until they are in our shoes. My baby will not be released until 2032. hopefully he gets an appeal and released early. I have been waiting on him for some years and will continue to wait on him for I love him.

  • Joanie by Joanie, Missouri
  • 9 years ago

My husband was sentenced for ten years in August 2014 he comes up for parole in 4 years. We have 3 beautiful children and its a struggle everyday. He's always in my heart and on my mind. Nobody gets it though, my friends don't know how I do it and I've lost a few because of it. Our middle child struggles with it the most he's acting out like crazy and it's tough trying to get him to understand. I just keep trying to stay strong for our children. It's rough and I lost my way for a bit but I'm glad I turned to god and I will stand by him until the day I'm back in his arms.

  • Meaghen Strobel by Meaghen Strobel, Mt
  • 9 years ago

My husband was arrested on August 5, 2014. He's looking at a sentence anywhere from 7 to 20 years. I love him with all my heart and I wish I would've gotten pregnant so we would have something to hold us together. I am trying to stay strong for him. Thank you for this poem. It makes me feel like I'm not alone.

  • Trulawebb by Trulawebb, Hillsborugh
  • 8 years ago

You are not alone. Just keep your head up and don't let others bring you down. Time will fly by. It's very hard at first but once you're able to go visit and spend 6 hrs with him face to face it's very nice but hard to leave him. I been doing it 30 months now and have 19 months to go.

  • Pamela by Pamela
  • 9 years ago

My fiance and I have been together off and on for two years now. We knew the day would be coming when he would eventually have to go to jail and face his consequences. We have been through A LOT together in these two years but no matter what I have always remained, committed and loyal to him, even during the times we were apart. I knew the day I fell in love with him no matter what his past was that I wanted to be by his side forever, he had been burned and hurt by his ex wife so bad that he wasn't great with feelings and emotions but now that he is serving 3 years in Prison and I am still by his side, never giving up, he has finally opened up his heart to me completely. I know 3 years isn't very long compared to other sentences but when you're so used to being able to see or talk to someone anytime you want, to writing letters, waiting for that phone call or visitation day, it seems like an eternity. Kudos to all the ones whose significant other is in for a very long time, it takes a lot of strength and courage to stand by them and ALOT of love. The Poem My Dearest Love so is how I feel about my baby.

  • Linda by Linda, Colorado
  • 9 years ago

My fiancé is in prison. We have been together since 2012 he has been locked up since June of 2013. His mrd is 2021. I love him more than anything. He is more to me than any one could ever be. I sent him this poem. Thanks for sharing. I'll wait forever baby!

  • Amanda by Amanda, North Carolina
  • 9 years ago

My husband got locked up on August 11,2014. He is due to get out November 21,2014. We have two beautiful boys and two weeks after he was locked up I found out I'm pregnant. I went to see him, I told him the news and he was happy but sad because he isn't here. I am sending this to him. Hope you don't mind. I cried when I read this. No one understands until they are where we are. I miss him so much.

  • Crystal Cruz by Crystal Cruz
  • 9 years ago

I'm married to a prisoner who is doing 26 yrs to life and I have 4 kids. Raising them on my own has been hard and I know God is so big and I pray for a miracle everyday to receive a call from my husband but not a collect call, but a call to tell me come and pick me up!!!!

  • Meli by Meli, Long Beach CA
  • 9 years ago

This poem made me cry. I'm pregnant with my husband's child, after two miscarriages, and he's been locked up a couple months now, but is possibly facing a few years, I hope it's ok that I send him a copy of this poem. No one will ever understand the struggle and love we have for our true love when they are taken away from us like this. Thank you soo much.

  • Jessica Montalban by Jessica Montalban
  • 9 years ago

My boyfriend got arrested April 6 2014 we know each other since we were 15 years old. We got together in June and we were so happy I'm a single mom of 2 kids and he loves my kids and my kids love him. Now he's not here with us. 2 weeks after he got arrested I found out I was pregnant. I was so happy I went to visit him and gave him the news he was happy but sad because he's there. Do to so much stress I lost my baby. I found this poem and it made me cry. I'm sending it to him I hope he likes it. Thanks for sharing your poem with us.

  • Coco by Coco, North Carolina
  • 10 years ago

I love this poem, it really expresses how I feel about my wife/husband. To explain that my husband is a woman, yes we are lesbians. The love we share is like non other. She has been locked up since September 26, 2013 an she won't be coming home till this September 2014. I miss her and every time I hear her voice on the other end of the phone I just melt. I just can't wait till the day we are together again.

  • Ariel by Ariel, Canada
  • 10 years ago

I absolutely love this. No one who hasn't been through this understands. Sometimes life is just numbing until that next phone call, always wondering and worrying how he is doing .. Thank you! It helps for sure :)

  • Sarah by Sarah, BHC
  • 10 years ago

Mine was locked up November 25, 2013 for unauth use motor vehicle. We were 5 1/2 months pregnant. He wasn't even in the state, but because one statement (from the actual person who committed the crime) and a look at his 9 year old prior he was offered a 10 year plea. He rejected it and lucky enough they came to him with one for 4 years. He had no choice but to sign it seeing that it was the best his public defender could do, or so he told us. All the guy has to do is say "yes, I gave him the keys to the car I borrowed" and he would be free. Just so happens that the guy didn't pay enough to use the car for as long as he had it and he let an innocent person (his best friend!) go down for it. 9 days ago I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl.

  • Celina by Celina, Miami Fl
  • 10 years ago

I love this poem. It means a lot to me to read something like this. Thank you for putting my mind into words.

  • Brooke Troy by Brooke Troy, Texas
  • 10 years ago

My man just got locked up December 2, 2013. He doesn't get out until November 6, 2016. I am 8 months pregnant with our first baby. It's a BOY so I will have a little piece of him. I miss him so much. I read this poem and cried. I hope you don't mind me sending it to him. Everyone judges automatically but no one really knows our struggle. Thank you so much for this poem.!

  • Charlotte by Charlotte, Manchester
  • 10 years ago

My partner is currently inside and I'm pregnant with his child. This poem made me cry, it's so beautiful and true, no-one truly understands what it's like until they have been there themselves! Thank you for this poem.

  • Madang by Madang
  • 10 years ago

Each thought of you fills me with sweet emotion;
I give to you my deepest devotion.
My fondest wishes you completely fulfill;
I love you totally, and I always will.

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