Poem: “In Jail Or In Someone Else’s Arms”

In Jail Or In Someone Else’s Arms

Dedicated to my ex-girl
You was right, I was wrong

When u thought about me in the mid hours of the night
where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u wanted me, needed me and yearned 4 me
where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u held your stomach and looked into the
mirror as u thought about our future
where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u told me that when I’m ready my bed
will always be made where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u cried out of pain as our baby blood
rushed out your veins where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u sorrowed and couldn’t believe our baby
was gone where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u told me I was a dog and that situation was
the last straw where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms

When u gave up on our love and decided not to trust
where was I

In jail or in someone else’s arms.

5 Comments

  1. Jingle on August 20, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    lovely poem!

  2. Alison on October 16, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    this poem is very effective – you use repetition and rhythm to do exactly what you intended, which is a rare talent.

  3. Serena McIntyre on April 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    This really hits home. I personally know what its like to feel the regret of breaking the trust of the one you love most. I have been there and back. The way you wrote you’re experience in such a simple yet elaborate way shows your true potential and talent for poetry. As a writer myself, I see inspiration in your work. It gives me something to think about. Awesome job my good sir.

    “The best of us can find happiness in misery.”

  4. Dyemone on October 20, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Everytime I read the line “In jail or in someone else’s arms.” I feel the emotion that the author was trying to convey. Each line was the same but different. This poem was written beautifully and I can tell that the author loved this person, and regret what happened. I felt as though I reading someone’s diary because of the vulnerable that was shown in this poem. I hope that this person continues to write in the future.

  5. kassidilenae on November 17, 2020 at 2:39 PM

    Very powerful poem, wow. Thank you for being so vulnerable. The structure of this poem flows so smoothly, and you effectively convey your message. I hope you can forgive your shortcomings and continue to find love in family, friends, and partners. Keep writing!

    KC

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