The Mirror – Poetry by Inmates

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.... [Read More]

Live in Faith – Poetry by Inmates

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... [Read More]

I Did Not Die Poetry by Inmates

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... [Read More]

Don’t Start the Day With Doubts and Fears – Poetry by Inmates

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. [Read More]

A Day Without Me - Poetry by Inmates

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. [Read More]

Count Time - Poetry by Inmates

The officer just passed my door, [Read More]

Captive - Poetry by Inmates

Thumbing through volumes of past mistakes, [Read More]