7 Inspiring Poems for My Son in Prison to Smile About

7 Inspiring Poems for My Son in Prison to Smile About


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.


7 Inspiring Poems for My Son in Prison to Smile About | Happiest MomentHappiest Moment

Author Unknown

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.


7 Inspiring Poems for My Son in Prison to Smile About | ThankfulThankful

Author Unknown

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.


Missing You

Author: Mary E. Ferstler

I miss my son
who used to be
who cared about himself
and his family

Never one to show his
feelings openly
He was always there
When I needed him to be

We have been through
so much over the years
Anger, joy and so many
tears

I know I didn’t always
do the right thing
and
was not always good
at mothering

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
the sunshine
and hope
and how great life can be
When you take it on
soberly

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
HOME


7 Inspiring Poems for My Son in Prison to Smile About | Never UnsaidNever Unsaid

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.


7 Inspiring Poems for My Son in Prison to Smile About | I Hope You KnowI 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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