Poetry

17 Poetry articles categorized as: Prison Life

Consider this… Quit Yelling at Statues!
by Deborah Nicholls

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Nicholls continues her poetry series, Consider this writing about the challenges of forgiving yourself. 

Another Day Series
by Tammica L. Summers

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Summers shares poetry to express how time feels in prison and her reactions.

Ready to Go
by Tammica L. Summers

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Summers shares her pain in waiting to be released from prison.

Freedom
by Tammica L. Summers

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Summers is getting closer to life on the outside of prison and she endures the anguishing wait.

Dehumanization Resistance
by Tammica L. Summers

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Summers stays true to who she is in prison.

World of The Forgotten
by Tammica L. Summers

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Summers shares her reflection on life in prison.

Why
by Chrissy DeStefano

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I lost my son right out the hospital when he was born for being addicted to drugs. So because the father and I were addicted to drugs we started robbing people’s houses for money and etc. for the drugs. Now we lost both kids, one to the state and one to my parents, and we’re facing 3+ years in prison. There’s more to the story but this pretty much explains it. Thanks!

My Cell
by Melissa

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I wrote this early in the morning sitting alone in my cell contemplating my sentence.

Untitled
by Chrissy DeStefano

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This poem is about being incarcerated and how you feel being locked up!

Another Day: A Series of Poems
by Tammica L. Summers

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In this series of poems, Summers describes everyday prison life from a personal point of view. Fifteen separate poems discuss different aspects of daily life inside the walls, covering a broad range of emotions.

Dehumanization Resistance
by Tammica L. Summers

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I am not a victim of circumstance, I am a victor and this is my big chance, With fire I dance…But it’s an elegant waltz, Because I learned in advance, Not to dwell on my faults.

Being an Inmate
by Tammica L. Summers

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Being an inmate takes everything you have! It’s like having an out of body experience in which “you’ must come out of yourself and use all manner of determination, self-preservation, sacrifice, compromise, strength, and extreme measure of self-discipline to will yourself to do what is required…to will yourself into being an inmate.

Who Decides
by Mary Moran

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In this poem, Mary asks the hard questions who decides your justice, who decides your fate?

My Son’s Birthday
by Deanna Lynd

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In this poem Deanna talks about her son whom she gave birth to while incarcerated. She speaks of the heartache and pain of being separated from your child at birth.

Confinement After Midnight
by Deanna Lynd

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In this poem Deanna talks about the confinements of prison life. She speaks on a personal level of doing her time. She is very creative in her description this is a very compelling poem.

IMPRISONED
by Denise Lopez

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In this poem Denise talks about imprisonment and being free. Are we only imprisoned while incarcerated or is it in the mind.

My Sunrise
by Rhonda Leland

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In this poem, Rhonda gives her dynamic view about prison life.