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Abolitionist Poems

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Black History
As this month comes to an end 
I want to begin 
First of all I want to thank so many
I will name a few although there's plenty
Martin Luther King
Had a dream
Yes he did 
That we should not be judged...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, america, appreciation, art,
Form: Prose

Premium Member Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist. Slave. Women's Rights Activist. Mother.   
Daughter of James and Elizabeth Baumfree. Wife of "Thomas", a slave
Lover of her five children, freedom, humanity, public speaking
Who feels passion, anger, and love for all people
Who fears injustice and the continuation...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, history, people,
Form: Bio
Black History Month, 2019
Born a slave in 1818 and escaped from slavery at the age of 20, Fredrick                         ...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, america, christian, race, racism,
Form: Prose
The White Devil's Pride
Bearing a European haploid, I should be branded by shame.

I am the White Devil as they claim.

The Ciakara, a bipedal reptilian that fades in and out of gamma rays.

The Ivory Dragon with razor fangs.

He who breathes flames of artillery; consuming...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, america, color, discrimination, history, racism, strength, visionary,
Form: Rhyme
Freeman Cave
I cherish my freedom
Hard earned though it was
Through the abolitionist railway
And those who supported the cause

An African slave,
though free upon birth
I was sold as a slave
And was now bound to the earth

Run for the caves boy
Run for the caves
Run for...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, africa, america, freedom, prison, slavery, social,
Form: Lyric


Writer abolitionist
From Igbo region
Purchased his own freedom
In 1766, prominent in British movement

written by James Edward Lee Sr....Read More
Categories: abolitionist, adventure, appreciation, black african american, history,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member JOHN BROWN

John Brown
Abolitionist found
Against slavery
Non-prejudicial nor in bigotry

By James Edward Lee Sr.

...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, adventure, community, discrimination, hate, history, slavery,
Form: Clerihew
Hiring A Linguist
Hiring A Linguist
Point Trump tried to make we had missed,
Learned more after having hired a linguist,
To find out,
What about;
Trump apparently had been an abolitionist.

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick

      “... The closeness of the place and the heat of the climate, 
        added to the number in the ship which was so crowded 
  ...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, change, death, immigration, people,
Form: Free verse
The First Abolitionist
How shocked the first man must have felt
Who saw the souls behind the eyes of slaves,
As they silently marched down crowded streets,
Making their way to market to be sold.

He must have thought he was crazy then,
To sympathize with such wretched,...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, humanity, philosophy, slavery, society, sympathy,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member LET'S LEAD THE WAY
Over 200 years of oppression
Now days are we paying for our transgressions
Doing slavery we used our bravery
Breaking the chains doing the inhumane suffering and pain
While being disrespected by being called ambiguous names
Tubman took us through the underground
Old spirituals and praising...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, black african american, history, inspirational, people, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Lewis Leary's shawl
Lewis crept into Harper's Ferry
at cool dawn's light in '59
with angry John Brown,
pursed keen and unkempt
to bleed over his shawl,
then died for his wife

Mary, grew old and gray
and left that stained shawl
for grandson Langston Hughes,
to inspire him someday

Langston took Grandma's...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, black african american, history, inspirational, tribute, write,
Form: Free verse
black days of history

The black days of history that many do not know
And many refuse to accept - of how the black...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, black african american, family, hair, me, race,
Form: Rhyme
America, The Age of Conflict
America, the land of the free, catering to the wealthy and pushing the poor.
Blacks are all but exempt; they are seen as property and nothing more.
California brought into this nation by gold, as a false equality,
Demanded by some to spread...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, history, , cute,
Form: ABC
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Doth if not thrill thee, Poet,
Dead and dust though thy art, 
To feel how I press thy singing 
Close to my heart? 

Published first at age thirteen,
Historical stanzas
Expressions of the patriot thou art
Lyrics singing.

Your candles nightly glowing,
Great writings to impart,
Signaled...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, history, on writing and words, heart, heart,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Elizabeth Barret Browning
A poet with a loving Spirit...
A heart rich with abundant love, overflowing
So much love did her heart retain 
An abolitionist she chose to become
In spite of its unpopularity 
Through all her relationships, graceful, caring
Always kind and gentle as a dove
Had...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, dedication, on work and working, people, heart,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Vignette-Love and Devotion
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, born 1806,
Extraordinary Poetess, daughter, sister, wife, Abolitionist 
Confined for a time yet her heart, mind and spirit
Roamed free beyond her environment, espousing, expressing
Love and devotion so eloquently in beautiful Sonnets

To:  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Entry into Brian Strand's...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, dedication
Form: Narrative
The Colors of Humanity
Manacles suppress a beautiful mind 
decayed by the stench of putrid bitterness
created long before Mr. Whitney
made you expendable

yet you loathe me
despite my relation to Harriet

uncle Tom was never relevant
nor did his cabin provide shelter
unto your bitterness
its wood burned food for...Read More
Categories: abolitionist, introspection, life, social,
Form: Free verse