Category Archives: Poetry

  1. Symphony

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    February 3, 2015 by J_R_Heaney

    The following poem “Symphony” was written to help me illustrate my perception that the judicial process is not always as attentive to …
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  2. Forgotten

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    January 22, 2015 by J_R_Heaney

    Forgotten 46 years old 15 spent on death row Taken without batting an eyelash — Beaten in a cell Frozen …
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  3. Island of One-Thousand Days

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    December 2, 2014 by dd3411a

    Historically, we reference the last mile of our life as a green mile. In Stephen King’s novel, The Green Mile, …
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  4. Inmate / Officer

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    October 23, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    This short poem is inspired by a section from Crime and Punishment: Inside Views edited by Robert Johnson and Hans Toch. The …
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  5. Canvas

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    September 24, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    Canvas Born blank like a canvas Not white, Not black, Nothing but opportunity. — You picked me up, Picked up …
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  6. Learning

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    July 30, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    Oftentimes in advocacy for prison reform we plead for mercy for the innocent. But what about those who are admittedly …
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  7. Naked

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    July 23, 2014 by sarahbousquet1

    Naked In prison, You are naked Nothing to hide behind Nothing to shield you You are alone   There is …
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  8. Painted Man

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    July 15, 2014 by alexamariekelly

    In my life I painted houses Dripped color on clean walls I trace the battle scar that spans my stomach …
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  9. Prey

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    July 9, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    Beads of sweat tremble Falling from the man’s face, Landing on wrists and legs Trapped. The man looks around (No …
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  10. Bare

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    April 29, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    This poem reflects the intrusive nature of incarceration, specifically in the woman’s experience.    Naked bodies Vulnerable Sensitive Free   …
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