Poetry

There are many talented artists locked behind bars with no means of sharing their art with the world. Regardless, these men & women use their art as a means to mentally escape & relieve stress, in order to deal with the harsh reality of living in prison. Robert Frost once said, “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” In prison, poets offer liberation to not only themselves, but to those that hear their words & share their sentiments. Ironically, poetry within the prison walls allows these men & women to have a voice and pen down some of their deepest feelings. Please enjoy the poems below.

Déjà vu by Rob

Déjà vu by Rob

I saw on the evening news tonight, how a meteorologist was giving insight.  It was a serious, somber, scary tune,  he said a big storm was coming soon.   Mother Nature sent her wrath, Louisiana in...

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“Rise” by Raiveon

“Rise” by Raiveon

Cast out, left behind, we are the people no one wants to find. The love from others caused us to go blind. We came back to get what was taken. This is the origin of the forsaken. With a broken...

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“A year in review” by Tallulah

“A year in review” by Tallulah

A year in review It was a bad year for the planet. Every creature on the face of the Earth endured the pain and/or loss. Yet a Mercy, even though we do not understand it. From one of the worst...

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“Body” and “Loss” by Pamela

“Body” and “Loss” by Pamela

Body You locked up my body, but you'll never own me. You gave me a number so you could count me every day, while you do everything to remind me that I no longer count. While you were caging me in...

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“The Sonnet” by Jerry

“The Sonnet” by Jerry

Moma you loved me from the start.  I never noticed negligence in your heart.  What you taught me, I only understand.  You survived raising a boy to a man.  Reminiscing about the...

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“Untitled” by Jamsson

“Untitled” by Jamsson

Years, Decades, Centuries… So much time...wasted Sleeping in this century While some rot, Others… Are holding on to a thin line of hope… That one day… They can see the light The light at the end of...

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“Poem from 5/7/21” by Gwendolyn

“Poem from 5/7/21” by Gwendolyn

I am locked in a box inside a cage with no rage, just sadness As I peer through tiny holes as we travel on the highway and trees pass my way as the breeze blows leaves sideways and see a glance of...

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“Power Struggle” by Gilberto

“Power Struggle” by Gilberto

Money, drugs, and power made me show restraint It blinded me and kept me from taking that leap of faith For years I felt my heart was in the wrong place Like I built a new identity and the old one...

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“A Chance To Go Home” by Dorothy

“A Chance To Go Home” by Dorothy

You may never understand my contradicting little life I am the enigma of a law abiding convict in prison All that I do, is because I want a chance to go home You may never understand why I can’t...

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Poetic Justice by James

Many dreams I wasted away All my problems in life could’ve walked away Crimes are so easy to commit Why was I so foolish to submit I give my life one true I admit To want forgiveness I will never...

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