Beyond These Walls


Beyond these walls is a path that leads
to contentment, when put in the right environment,

Beyond these walls is the joys of pleasure
that can last forever,

Beyond these walls is the freedom to roam
without being controlled by others,

Beyond these walls is peace when you have
let go of the past and now you live amongst
the free,

Beyond these walls is justice when you walk
in the path of the righteous against injustice,

Beyond these wall is where the stars shine
bright and the flowers bloom with beauty,

Beyond these walls is Love, happiness, and
glory when you finally get the chance to
share your story.

Beyond these walls is a future that I seek,

Beyond these walls is freedom to me…


  1. Tim Kuang on September 30, 2023 at 10:44 PM

    I like the repetition of the phrase “Beyond these walls….” at the beginning of every stanza; it adds a hopeful tone throughout the poem.

  2. Ashanti Salmon on October 1, 2023 at 2:25 PM

    This is perfect. I love the way it ebbed and flowed and I love that it signifies everything we take for granted and how you’re yearning for that. I hope you get everything you’re wanting and you get to experience the beauty beyond those walls. Keep working at your goals and everything will fall in place.

  3. lexi galsband on October 1, 2023 at 9:18 PM

    Hi AD!

    I loved this poem! Personally, the message I received from reading this was that life can be good once you break past the obstacles that stand in the way of happiness. I am going through a lot in my life right now and your poem gave me a different perspective, so thank you.

    Lexi Galsband

  4. Ernest on October 1, 2023 at 10:56 PM

    I really like this poem for it emphasizes the idea of freedom, and that life inside the wall is the opposite of such. We have no choices of our daily routine, of our life decisions, of our own future when we are within the walls. We are stuck here, forever wondering in our minds how the past can never be let go of, and is stuck within us, within the walls for as long as we are stuck here. There is no sweeter word than freedom. And freedom is what humanizes us.

  5. DarkPheonix on October 2, 2023 at 1:15 AM

    Your poetic expression beautifully captures the essence of liberation and the boundless possibilities that lie beyond the confines of our perceived limitations. It serves as a reminder that freedom encompasses not only the absence of physical constraints but also the freedom of the soul and spirit. Your words inspire a sense of hope, encouraging us to break down the walls that confine us and venture into a world where love, happiness, and justice prevail. Well done on crafting such a poignant reflection on the profound journey to true freedom.

  6. Maddy on October 2, 2023 at 8:41 AM

    Beyond these walls, i had a hard time understanding where the writer was trying to do but then i read it over again and to me this means, their is more out their beyond these walls you protect yourself with. After understanding this i looked at it threw a different prospective, the walls of the jail hoping one day to be free and do all the things in the world they missed out on.loved the use of imagery in this poem going into depth about the stars and blooming flowers, i really enjoyed this piece of work.

  7. Aidan bridge on October 2, 2023 at 9:27 PM

    I enjoy the sense of optimistic longing, that things will be okay regardless of the situation that you find yourself in. It is very commendable.

  8. Tyler on October 3, 2023 at 12:04 PM

    Very well done and thoughtful. This makes me reflect on the things I take for granted as a free man. The first line is very interesting in that you say the right environment is needed. A lot of people in your situation would probably agree, and they been in the correct place to begin with, they may not be locked up.

  9. Jamie on October 5, 2023 at 12:34 PM

    I think it’s beautiful that you know exactly what awaits you on the outside. It seems that you are very In touch with your emotions and are mentally aware of your well-being. It takes a special person to communicate their feelings so clearly. Keep up the amazing work and maintain that positive mentality!

  10. Jonah on October 8, 2023 at 12:51 PM

    AD, your use of repetition in this poem shows that you are knowledgeable and dedicated. “Beyond these walls is justice when you walk in the path of the righteous against injustice” is an incredible phrase that I doubt many others could write so eloquently. Please keep writing, as your poem was beautiful.

  11. Omar Amrani on October 8, 2023 at 9:53 PM


    Your poem is inspiring, and allows the reader to imagine a world beyond the confinement of our minds. The line “beyond these walls” stands as a representation of the indomitable human spirit, and the will of a person to reach beyond their imagination and make a glorious existence.

  12. Maxim Stone on October 10, 2023 at 10:09 AM

    I truly felt the emotion in the writing. I can see where this person is coming from and why they feel the way they do. I feel that they will have a chance to share their story. I can see the story they are trying to convey and it is very clear and meaningful.

  13. Maggie Claire on October 11, 2023 at 10:10 AM

    Hi AD! I really enjoyed reading your poem about the freedom you hope to find behind the walls that hold you in. Not only the freedom that you hope to find, but also the love and happiness that you seek, and a chance to finally share the story of your life. It is truly inspiring to see how bright-spirited you are. I believe that there will come a day when you find peace beyond the walls that you describe, a day where you will be able to be free, a day where you will get to see the stars shine and the beautiful showers bloom, and there will be a day where you can finally share your story, a day where you will have your freedom. Keep your spirits high, and be the best version of yourself that you can be.

  14. Kate Lilley on October 11, 2023 at 6:24 PM

    This is such a beautiful and heart wrenching poem. I can tell that you put your whole soul into it. It shows what you’ve been through and how you’re stronger because of it. Always remember to keep your head up. You seem like such a brave person, and you’re writing truly reflects that.

  15. Donny on October 16, 2023 at 8:53 PM

    Hello AD,
    I love the Poem! I thought the repetition use was masterful here! Starting each line with “Beyond these Walls” was absolutely beautiful. I really get a sense of passion from your writing here . The final line has so much emotion in it, and is a great conclusion to the poem. I love your writing and I hope you continue to write more wonderful poems!

  16. Kai C on October 18, 2023 at 4:19 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed this!

  17. Peter Zhang on October 22, 2023 at 12:19 AM

    This poem explores the concept of liberation and the promise of a brighter future beyond the confines of the current circumstances. It touches upon various facets of life and human experience, which are universally relatable. The idea of finding contentment, pleasure, freedom, peace, justice, and love beyond these walls is a sentiment that transcends cultural boundaries. It symbolizes the human desire for a better life and a brighter future, which is a theme that resonates with people from all walks of life, including those from different cultural backgrounds. It’s a hopeful and optimistic portrayal of the human spirit’s yearning for something better.

  18. Choudhry Ahmed on October 22, 2023 at 2:34 PM

    It beautifully illustrates how, even when faced with formidable inner obstacles, we possess the capacity to break through these barriers and discover the vast potential that lies beyond. This work encourages us to believe in our ability to conquer our own limitations and experience the freedom and growth that await on the other side of our mental walls.

  19. Hensi on October 22, 2023 at 8:14 PM

    Hopefully you find the solace outside of those walls one day. Keep your head up!

  20. Rahul on October 23, 2023 at 1:45 AM

    “Beyond These Walls” by AD beautifully expresses the yearning for freedom and a brighter future, symbolizing the universal human desire for a life filled with love, happiness, and the chance to share one’s unique story with the world. This poem serves as a powerful reminder that, even in the face of adversity, there is always a path to liberation and a more promising tomorrow.

  21. Olivia P. on October 29, 2023 at 11:41 PM

    This was such a great poem to read. It focused on the freedoms of the world outside of the “walls” the author is behind. I think this poem does a terrific job of making readers appreciate the freedoms we often take for granted. From the “stars shine bright and flowers bloom with beauty” to “a future that I seek” and “freedom” this poem really makes readers think about the trivial aspects of life and how we take them for granted. This poem also makes readers consider the deeper aspects of life and why we need to appreciate what we have.

  22. Molly on November 6, 2023 at 3:14 PM

    I admire the way you describe the small, yet obviously significant, things in life. The stars, the flowers, the freedom. They are things that sometimes go unnoticed yet always bring me peace and calm when I take a moment to appreciate them. I hope you get to experience your freedom and enjoy these significant, beautiful parts of life soon.


  23. Alex Barber on November 8, 2023 at 12:37 PM

    They way you express your yearning for freedom is inspiring. I can imagine you have lots of time to think about how you want your future to be laid out. Having goals for a better life is inspiring and will help you achieve it. You did such a great job keeping a pattern with ‘Beyond these walls’. I loved the way it flowed and how each line expressed a different thing you are looking forward to. They are such simple words yet have such deep meaning. I enjoyed reading this and thought you did a great job!

  24. Anna Racine on November 8, 2023 at 3:03 PM

    Hi! This is very optimistic and I think everything you are saying is positive. Having this outlook will help you get very far and I have faith that you will succeed no matter what the outcome is. Keep your head up and continue with this positive attitude.

  25. Nicole on November 10, 2023 at 12:28 PM

    Hi AD,
    The repetition of “Beyond These Walls” for each line emphasizes the endless possibilities and beauty the world has to offer. It creates a promising sight on what it seems to be freedom and having full autonomy of your life.

  26. Hena on November 12, 2023 at 12:07 AM

    The mention of justice and walking the path of the righteous against injustice adds a layer of social consciousness, suggesting a desire for a world where fairness prevails and individuals stand up against oppression.

  27. lamb on November 12, 2023 at 11:11 AM

    Hi AD, reading your poem makes me feel hopeful and peaceful. It also leads me to gratitude for the vital and basic gifts and graces you describe. I hope that these gifts and graces are yours very soon, and I hope naming and visualizing them gives you peace and hope in the now.

  28. Josie on November 14, 2023 at 11:22 AM

    I love the title of the poem. Beyond these Walls is I feel a great title for how the poem flows. You’re repeating Beyond these walls stands out so much because you’re telling us what the world looks like to you and what it will be like for you when you can finally get beyond the walls. You’re doing amazing with your poems keep up the great work.

  29. Caren on November 14, 2023 at 10:55 PM

    AD – A few of us read your poem together and wanted to pass along some words.
    The use of “beyond these walls” in each phrase is really effective.
    Inspiring! Beautifully written.
    I hope you can soon have a full life beyond these walls.
    It sounds like you’re really working to let go of the past and that was the most powerful part of the poem for me.
    I hope poetry offers you freedom of mind until your body can roam beyond these walls.

  30. Claire Wagner on November 15, 2023 at 11:39 AM

    Hey AD!
    Your talent for poetry is undescribable. It is so amazing that within these 8-9 stanzas, you’re able to depict the freedom of the world outside of incarceration. The way you included that a good environment leads to good behavior is touching. Your poem alone has made me realize I have a lot more to be grateful for than I realize. Keep up the optimistic outlook on life, you’re going places! I hope you’re able to achieve all that you hope to achieve, you can do it! Keep writing!
    Claire Wagner

  31. Landin on November 18, 2023 at 1:01 PM

    As someone else stated I loved the repetition of “beyond these walls” it shows a connection and how meaningful this is to you. You can tell outside of those 3 words that the rest of the poem has significant affect and correlation to how you feel

  32. Amelia on November 18, 2023 at 7:40 PM

    AD, I love your use of repetition with the phrase “Beyond these Walls.” The poems focus of being free from behind the wall of your life is so inspiring and I think you did an incredible job of displaying that through your diction. I think this poem is incredibly relatable and you did a great job of conveying issues within human life and the want to just be free. I loved reading your poem and I think you have a lot going for you! You are so talented and great job!

  33. Hannah on December 6, 2023 at 2:29 PM

    I love this poem. I love the way that it shows that life will not always be the way that it is. everything changes and there is a meaning to all of it. it reminds me that not one person has lived an individual experience, everything has been done and sometimes all that’s left is to tell the story. I appreciate every line starts more positively than it ends, thus really driving that the future is better and clearly what is happening now cannot be healthy or good.

  34. CC on December 7, 2023 at 5:51 PM

    Hi AD, you really paint a vivid picture of hope, freedom, and the pursuit of a better life. You also do a great job of envisioning a life beyond confinement, where the right environment leads to contentment and lasting joy. The imagery of stars shining bright and flowers blooming adds a touch of beauty to the vision of a free life. Thank you for sharing this poem with us

  35. Grace on December 8, 2023 at 9:26 AM

    This poem truly feels as if you are motivated to start a new life when you get out. As the reader, the repetition used “beyond these walls” feels inspiring. The overall concept of a brighter future is also extremely inspiring. Everyone faces obstacles and although you are currently facing one I have hope one day you will overcome and get to experience what is behind those walls. Overall this is a great poem and I hope your dreams and aspirations come true one day!

  36. Mia on January 24, 2024 at 1:54 PM

    This is such a beautiful poem. I can tell that you put your whole soul into it. It shows what you’ve been through and how you’re stronger because of it. Always remember to keep your head up. You seem like such a brave person, and you’re writing truly reflects that.

  37. Kennedy Critz on February 23, 2024 at 1:29 PM

    There is a never-ending world beyond those walls. I love the repetition. Your poem is very raw and truthful. It provides hope to all.

  38. Bea on April 21, 2024 at 9:50 PM

    Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt piece of art! This poem really resonated with me because I have a lot going on in my life and I always feel trapped. “Beyond these walls is Love, happiness, and glory when you finally get the chance to share your story.” is such a beautiful line. Thank you for reminding me that there will always be something waiting behind those walls. I have faith that you will someday find the peace, happiness, and blooming flowers that wait for you outside of your walls. Don’t give up!

  39. Alexander on May 2, 2024 at 1:10 PM

    I enjoy the optimism in this poem as it shows that no matter what situation you are in optimism always helps you

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