Suzanna C Chevalier
TREAT INMATES BETTER
Inmates in jail are down on their luck
now in jail they feel they are stuck.
Inmates afraid they won’t get out—
life ahead looks dreary without a doubt.
Give inmates jackets, it’s freezing in there
Feel mistreated and nobody cares.
Inmates in jail need sun an hour a day
Prisoners get sun and are treated better in every way.
Treat inmates in jails as humans they are trying their best
they could be given a sheet first that lets them express
How they felt doing the crime—
Even write if they feel they were framed
or sheriff treated them unfairly
or made the only one to blame.
Also they can write
why they did it and how they would change if not to do time.
How they feel about their actions as a crime.
If resources are given to them to find a better way
maybe they would reach higher and not be lead astray.
We are all in this together—
What affects one affects all
Help lift jail inmates up
Not make them fall.
“Don’t smile in jail—
it looks like you are having too much fun.”
This quote is sad, smiling doesn’t hurt anyone.
Written by Suzanna C Chevalier on March 25,2013
Suzanna C Chevalier's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (TREAT INMATES BETTER by Suzanna C Chevalier )
- Natural, David Chap Bottoms
- I end poem, hasmukh amathalal
- here's my armadillo, now get me a pillow.., Mandolyn ...
- A, Vera Sidhwa
- With her ability, hasmukh amathalal
- Inhuman way, hasmukh amathalal
- THERE IS…, michael walkerjohn
- My words, hasmukh amathalal
- Nice ending, hasmukh amathalal
- Found in, hasmukh amathalal
Poem of the Day
- 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
- If, Rudyard Kipling
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Invictus, William Ernest Henley
- A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
- XVII (I do not love you...), Pablo Neruda
- If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
- Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
- O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
(22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950)
- Heather Burns
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967)