Inspiring creativity and encouraging personal and social change through the arts

The Prison Arts Foundation is as important as it is unique. Thanks to our pioneering work with people with convictions lives are being transformed and patterns of behaviour changed for good.

Our team of experienced professional artists working across the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland are offering people with convictions a life-line, helping to improve their creative and communications skills, which is key to personal and social development, building self-confidence and unlocking people’s potential.

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Writing (Poetry)

Changing with the Seasons

Sometimes I feel like a leaf

floating through the dull cold sky

searching for something to live for

or to find a reason to die—


Sometimes I get lost in the storm

wondering why I feel so alone

hoping the storm will calm

a light breeze to carry me home—


Sometimes I feel like a snowflake

lost deep within the snow

perfect to hide imperfections

a place where no one will go—


Sometimes I feel like the sunshine

the rays that come from above

it’s the greatest of all feelings

because I know the feeling is love.

HMP Magilligan

1st Prize Poetry Themed ‘Lockdown’, Prison Arts Foundation, 2020

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