September 06, 2016
According to a statistics-based article by Prison Legal News, “studies have consistently found that prisoners who maintain close contact with their family members while incarcerated have better post-release outcomes and lower recidivism rates.”
There are a variety of ways to stay in contact with your loved one. Apart from visitation for inmates, letters are a welcomed form of communication for those serving a sentence. You might consider creating a book out of the poems, and including notes or poems of your own.
You could include the poems individually along with other things to send inmates in a care package.
Use the poems below to create an “Inspiring poems for my son in prison” collection.
The happiest moments of my life
I owe to you entirely
Without you I would’ve been
So sad and lonely
The best memories of my life
Will always bear your name
For after you were born
My life was never the same
I love you son
To My Son
Author: Amy R. Campbell
Oh, how the years go by,
Oh, how time can certainly fly.
From once just a thought in far away dreams,
now into my arms and in my eyes gleam
the presence of you.
Your laughter and smiles,
which go on for miles,
warm my heart and soul.
You’re growing up so fast,
as I wish each moment with you to forever last.
My little boy will someday be a man,
and right by your side I will forever stand.
I will pick up the pieces when you fall.
I will hold your hand and help you stand tall.
And when the day comes when you are on your own,
never feel that you are alone.
No matter how near or far apart,
I am always right there in your heart.
Always remember whatever you go through
that no matter what, I will always love you.
Time has gone so swiftly
years went rushing past ..
My Son you have matured
and grown up so very fast.
Let me take time out to to say
just how much you mean ..
I’m thankful for every moment
and each day that we have seen.
Lets always make a special time
and always keep in touch ..
My Son you are the very best
and I love you so much.
Author: Mary E. Ferstler
I miss my son
who used to be
who cared about himself
and his family
Never one to show his
He was always there
When I needed him to be
We have been through
so much over the years
Anger, joy and so many
I know I didn’t always
do the right thing
was not always good
I knew that I could never
go back and
fix all the wrongs
So I worked very hard
to set a new track
I tried to show you
and how great life can be
When you take it on
But when it came your
turn to choose
You chose the path
without any rules
I know it’s dark
and it will
empty your soul
But always remember
You can still come
Author: Valerie Capasso
I never want this to go unsaid,
So here in this poem is for it to be said.
There are no words to express how much you mean to me,
A son like you, I thought could never be.
Because the day you were born, I just knew,
God sent me a blessing- and that was you.
For this I thank Him every day.
You are the true definition of a son, in every way.
It is because of you that my life has meaning.
Becoming a mom has shown me a new sense of being.
I want you to know that you were the purpose of my life,
Out of everything I did- it was you that I did right.
Always remember that I know how much you care,
I can tell by the relationship that we share.
For a son like you there could be no other,
And whether we are together or apart,
Please do not ever forget-
You will always have a piece of my heart.
End of a Journey
Author: Ken Budden
The end of your journey is now in sight,
And from the darkness you can now see light,
I know it’s been tough, but I’m hoping you know,
From that hard bitter lesson, “You reap what you sow”.
I wrote a letter each week all through the years,
To try and dispel your earlier fears,
That friends would forget you, never want you again,
And I know it happened…wish I could spare you the pain.
For those who forsook you, give them no thought,
They were never true friends and never your sort,
Start a new life, you’ve gone from “boy to a man,”
And you know I will help you as much as I can.
But you’re coming home stronger and wiser I feel,
All your heartaches and heartbreaks will eventually heal,
You have a young son who will need you each day,
And I know you will love him in the best possible way.
It’s going to be hard, I’ll not lie to you,
But manners and humility will see you through,
Do not be afraid to ask for advice,
That’s what I’m here for and “cheap at the price.”
Temptations will come, but it’s time to be strong,
Just remember the first time and what you did wrong,
Do you really want to be locked up again?
And put friends and loved ones through more terrible pain?
I am not so religious as I really should be,
I only pray in an emergency,
But He’ll answer my prayers and those of my friend,
And see your life through to a fruitful end.
Just want you to know, Son, I will always be here,
I will never forsake you, I love you so dear,
One day I will be gone, but these words will remain,
And if ever in doubt please read them again.
I Hope You Know How Much I Love You
Author: Rita Luna
To My Son,
I hope you know how much I love you so.
I might embarrass you from time to time
By giving lots of love and needless kisses,
But you need to know Mom loves you so.
Before you were born I didn’t know
Just how much I would love you so,
But when I looked into your eyes for the first time,
I felt my heart grow and grow.
A Mother’s love is hard to explain,
Not everyone will feel the same.
Now that you are getting older I felt the need to tell you
Just how much I love you so.
Time may pass day after day or year after year,
But the love I have for you grows
nearer and dearer to my heart each day and year.
To my son, I hope you know just how much I love you so.
We hope this helped you compile a “Poems for My Son in Prison” list. For a fast way to send your son an inspiring poem, consider ConnectNetwork’s Messaging services. Communicating is easy and is very similar to emailing or texting. Find out if your loved one’s facility offers this service here.
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“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.”
― Groucho Marx
“Then the best thing I can do is—”
He froze. The brown eyes that had been narrowed with aggravation suddenly went wide with…what? Amazement? Awe? Or perhaps that stunned feeling I kept having when I saw him?
Because suddenly, I was pretty sure he was experiencing the same thing I had earlier. He’d seen me plenty of times in Siberia. He’d seen me just the other night at the warehouse. But now…now he was truly viewing me with his own eyes. Now that he was no longer Strigoi, his whole world was different. His outlook and feelings were different. Even his soul was different.
It was like one of those moments when people talked about their lives flashing before their eyes. Because as we stared at one another, every part of our relationship replayed in my mind’s eye. I remembered how strong and invincible he’d been when we first met, when he’d come to bring Lissa and me back to the folds of Moroi society. I remembered the gentleness of his touch when he’s bandaged my bloodies and bettered hands. I remembered him carrying me in his arms after Victor’s daughter Natalie had attacked me. Most of all, I remembered the night we’d been together in the cabin, just before the Strigoi had taken him. A year. We’d known each other only a year but we’d lived a lifetime in it.
And he was realizing that too, I knew as he studied me. His gaze was all-powerful, taking in every single one of my features and filing them away.
Dimly, I tried to recall what I looked like today. I still wore the dress from the secret meeting and knew it looked good on me. My eyes were probably bloodshot from crying earlier, and I’d only had time for a quick brushing of my hair before heading off with Adrian.
Somehow, I doubted any of it mattered. The way Dimitri was looking at me…it confirmed everything I’d suspected. The feelings he’d had for me before he’d been turned-the feelings that had become twisted while a Strigoi—were all still there. They had to be. Maybe Lissa was his savior. Maybe the rest of the Court thought she was a goddess. I knew, right then, that no matter how bedraggled I looked or how blank he tried to keep his face, I was a goddess to him.”
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”
― Muhammad Ali
“I am convinced that imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime. It does nothing for the victims of crime, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining the endless cycle of violence in our culture. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions–poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed–which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished.
It must surely be a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit that even a small number of those men and women in the hell of the prison system survive it and hold on to their humanity.”
Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
“I was kind of excited to go to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.”
― Quentin Tarantino
“The greater ignorance towards a country is not ignoring what its politicians have to say, it is ignoring what the inmates in its prisons have to say.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy
“no one wanted to look at the common evils of society. Very few were willing to put aside their own pursuit of happiness long enough to consider the effects of greed and jealousy around them. From what she’d seen, humans were essentially troubled. For every one behind bars, another ten deserved to be behind bars, but that would put one in ten Americans behind bars.”
Ted Dekker, Boneman’s Daughters
“Given the way his night had been going so far, he didn’t have time to go to jail.”
Christine Warren, She’s No Faerie Princess
“I spent much of my prison time reading. I must have read over 200 large books, mostly fictional stories about the American pioneers, the Vikings, Mafia, etc. As long as I was engrossed in a book, I was not in prison. Reading was my escape.”
Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., A White Man Speaks Out
“I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I’ve only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a “serious” novel.”
― Roman Payne
“During the days I felt myself slipping into a kind of madness. Solitary confinement has an astonishing effect on the mind. The trip was to stay calm and keep myself occupied. I spent hours working out how to break free. But trying to escape would have been instant suicide.”
Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself
“He who has never tasted jail Lives well within the legal pale, While he who’s served a heavy sentence Renews the racket, not repentance.”
Ogden Nash, I’m a Stranger Here Myself
“Prison is designed to separate, isolate, and alienate you from everyone and everything. You’re not allowed to do so much as touch your spouse, your parents, your children. The system does everything within its power to sever any physical or emotional links you have to anyone in the outside world. They want your children to grow up without ever knowing you.They want your spouse to forget your face and start a new life. They want you to sit alone, grieving, in a concrete box, unable even to say your last farewell at a parent’s funeral.”
Damien Echols, Life After Death
“I also did some jail time a few years ago. Spent a whole summer in jail reading books. I pumped a ton of new knowledge and new thinking into myself.”
― Tommy Lee
“…the court, as now constituted, would be meaningless without the jail which gives it its power. But if there is anything I have learned by being in jail, it is that prisons are wrong, simply and unqualifiedly wrong.”
Barbara Deming, Prisons That Could Not Hold
“The Brinktown jail is one of the most ingenious ever propounded by civic authorities. It must be remembered that Brinktown occupies the surface of a volcanic butte, overlooking a trackless jungle of quagmire, thorn, eel-vine skiver tussock. A single road leads from city down to jungle; the prisoner is merely locked out of the city. Escape is at his option; he may flee as far through the jungle as he sees fit: the entire continent is at his disposal. But no prisoner ever ventures far from the gate; and, when his presence is required, it is only necessary to unlock the gate and call his name.”
Jack Vance, The Star King
“When you become bipolar you break things that you can’t later fix.”
Bradley Good, 113 Days
“Immigration detainees are the ghosts of real prisoners, being punished in advance for crimes that will demand a life sentence.”
Jan Golembiewski, Magic
“It is pointless to teach someone a lesson by killing them.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Down between the walls
Where the iron laws insist
The dusky voices echo.”
― Fuad Alakbarov
“Hate will cause you to “catch a case”. Release yourself from your own personal jail before you are put in the real one for life! It ain’t worth it!!”
― Anita R. Sneed-Carter
“There are a huge number of people that should be in jail for willfully damaging damaging public health, but instead they are employed on high salaries in fraudulent corporate government regulator departments.”
― Steven Magee
“I saw what was happening, the way my privilege was shielding me from the more unpleasant elements of the process, and a part of me recognized that it was wrong to quietly and gratefully accept this protection. Another, stronger part of me was fine with this. I was too scared to choose fairness over my being able to avoid being fingerprinted or having to wait for hours alone in a cell while my case was processed.”
Kim Brooks, Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear
“I had never seen an incomplete tattoo before and it seemed to me that it served as evidence that his life, like mine, was abruptly halted mid-way through.”
Bradley Good, 113 Days
“To have a man kiss you in a women’s jail is a gift better than any birthday or Christmas present. It’s better than a bouquet of roses. It’s better than a warm shower. I could imagine living in this jail for years and living for every workshop day and that male kiss on my cheek. That kiss was rain, sunshine, and the sweet air of outside. Yes. I knew I’d even sit there and glue stupid things onto cardboard sheets just to get that kiss again.”
Jennifer Clement, Prayers for the Stolen
“You’ve got a choice: …you can just give in. You can give your jailers what they want. Switch off another light and in the ocean of darkness bow your head and cry. You can despair for your kids, and they can despair for you. But what does this choice give you? Have you any great new happiness now? What does your unhappiness give to your children? Why did you make this choice? Why did you walk into the trap of captivity?”
Jan Golembiewski, Magic
“He was stupid, yes; he had never had any schooling; he didn’t know how to explain himself. Was he in jail because he doesn’t know how to explain things right? What was wrong with his being stupid? He worked like a slave, day in and day out. Was it his fault he was stupid? Who was to blame?”
Graciliano Ramos, Vidas Secas
“Someone in the women’s cell was crying and cursing the fleas. Some whore probably, the kind that would take on anybody. She was no good either. Fabiano wanted to yell to the whole town, to the judge, the chief of police, the priest, and the tax collector, that nobody in there was worth a damn. He, the men squatting around the fire, the drunk, the woman with the fleas —they were all completely worthless, fit only to be hanged.”
Graciliano Ramos, Vidas Secas
Listed Below Are Inspirational, Encouraging, Uplifting, Motivational, Comforting Bible Verses, Quotes, Scriptures, Passages, Quotations & Words about, on, of and for Prisoners, Prison, Jail, Bondage, Spiritual Bondage, Prison, Imprisonment, Incarceration. Also List Verses On Visiting and Ministering To Prisoners, The Incarcerated and In Prison.
Bible Verses About Justice Bible Verses About Injustice Bible Verses About God’s Mercy
Psalm 69:33 “For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.” (ESV)
Isaiah 49:16a “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” (NLT)
Hebrews 13:3 “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” (ESV)
Matthew 25: 34 – 40 “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” (NKJV)
Psalm 79:11 “Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!” (ESV)
Psalm 102:18-21 “Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD: that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die, that they may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise. ” (ESV)
Revelations 3:19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” (KJV)
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (KJV)
Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” ~ KJV Ad.
1 Peter 5:6 -7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” (KJV)
Psalm 119:71 “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” (KJV)
Colossians 1:20 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven” (KJV)
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”(KJV)
2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”(KJV)
Galations 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (KJV)
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (KJV Ad.)
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (KJV)
Psalm 51 (King James Version)
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. (Amen)
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