Poetry By Inmates

  • I Did Not Die – Poetry by Inmates

    21 Jul 2014 - Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not here, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am diamonds gilt on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle Autumn’s rain, When you awake in the morning’s hush, I...
  • Live in Faith – Poetry by Inmates

    21 Jul 2014 - Promise yourself to be strong, that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything, and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best. Work only for the best and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past, and press on...
  • Don’t Start the Day With Doubts and Fears – Poetry by Inmates

    21 Jul 2014 - Don’t start the day with doubts and fears, For where they live, faith disappears. Love won’t grow in a gloomy heart, Where sorrows live and tear drops start. Don’t give up before you’ve begun, You still have time to get things done. Don’t waste the time God’s given you, Let...
  • The Mirror – Poetry by Inmates

    21 Jul 2014 - I looked in the mirror and tried to see, The creation of wonder I used to be. But pale sunken eyes are starin’ back, Bags beneath, almost black. I see moles and creases where smooth skin was once a cover, And look, there’s even one ear higher than the other....
  • A Day Without Me - Poetry by Inmates

    14 Jul 2014 - If tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, The way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didn’t get to say. I...
  • Count Time - Poetry by Inmates

    07 Jul 2014 - The officer just passed my door, His boots are pounding on the floor. This same thing happens eight times a day, And every time I start to pray. See this is count time in the pen, But see there’s something better just listen. There is a book sealed with seven...
  • Captive - Poetry by Inmates

    07 Jul 2014 - Thumbing through volumes of past mistakes, Yearning for a salve of understanding, for heaven’s sake, The stifling peril of neglect, emotional abuse, and more, Loves destitute caress, blossoming abnormal behavior to underscore, How quickly we cling to those comforting aspects, Replacing absent traits with demeaning characteristics, Shuffling from one dead-end...