The Poetry Gallery includes poetry entries and winners from our detention center writing contests as well as our poetry programs with our other partners. We hope you find their stories inspiring, truthful, thoughtful and sometimes funny!
Each artist whose work is posted on our site has signed a Heard media release or verbally given permission for the work to be posted on this site and shared via our social media platforms.
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
by Patience Pitts-Worrell Friends of Guest House, May 24, 2023
Thank you Buubey
by KC Beachboard Friends of Guest House, May 19, 2023
by Leann Pritchard Friends of Guest House, April 24, 2023
I Love Me!
May 3, 2023, Friends of Guest House: Two authors wrote some powerful prose today about how they...
Spoken Word: You Are!
February 15, 2023: If pictures can truly melt hearts there will be puddles all across America with...
August 12, 1985
Melissa S., Friends of Guest House, August 10, 2022
Melinda Shacklette, Friends of Guest House, August 10, 2022
I am Her + She is Me
Monica Ford, Friends of Guest House, August 10, 2022
Correct by Christ Joshua M. Fletcher Poetry, Arlington County Detention Facility/Heard/OAR writing...
Poem from the <3 Heart by myself - Balance of Life
by Thomas Carlos Felder, Jr. Poetry, Arlington County Detention Facility/Heard/OAR writing...