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Africa Poems

Africa Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about africa. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for africa.

Poem Topics Related to Africa

mother land, african american, african, continent, nigeria

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The Famous Expedition
Poem by Koffi Mtonga

A garden beneath the soaring sunrise-
Somewhere in nowhere
Lingers on~ in no-mans' land
A Majestic and glamorous scene-
A master piece with a picture green-
Landmarked with meadows within that nowhere-
Watered with blue waters perfumed in streams of gold.
Inconspicuous on a...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, adventure, africa, art, beautiful, garden,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme



Fractured bones of the clenched fist
A clenched fist rose in the air filled with chants and gun smoke
All across Africa we marched and our spirits never broke
The power of fingers clenched in a fist cracked walls of discrimination
Then oiled unclenched the fingers and we started...Read More
Categories: africa, discrimination, freedom, humanity, motivation, uplifting, world,
Form: Rhyme
Heaven
What do you want me to do for you
Do you want to be rich
Do you want to be famous
Do you want to be powerful

No Lord, I want to go to HEAVEN
With my Family...Read More
Categories: africa, america, bible, black african american, gospel,
Form: Free verse
This Way America 2
In my opinion, my dear country, America, has lost her way.                             ...Read More
Categories: africa, america,
Form: Prose Poetry
Mob injustice
I was not in a wrong place 
Neither was it a wrong time when I met my fate
I was unarmed with my sweat’s worth
Another day’s dime in my pocket

I was confronted by a flood tide of an angry crowd
Their faces...Read More
Categories: abuse, africa, anger, death, dedication, introspection, judgement,
Form: Rhyme



For Anil Sook DEO
I
Here lies a small brown man, maybe average, with heart, mixed
nationalities
Sounded and spelled AMERICAN, spoke always of Africa
nationalistically
Loved words, could not communicate career choices
realistically
Johns Hopkins Professors joined ones at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)
mercilessly
In noting his non-American marriage would hurt
politically
9-11 and...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, africa, anti bullying, career, character,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member TASK MASTER-
task master
"you enslaved me sum of more than 300
three-hundred years
I love you
I love you I must

shipped me over in crowd ships, boats
chained me to my peers and host
yet...
I 
I love you, I love you I must

Took away my true name
my...Read More
Categories: africa, allegory, analogy, discrimination, forgiveness, prejudice, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Dilemma of an African Child
- You want to know me ?

I am kissed by poverty at birth 
Our golden sun produces gold no more but heat
I am awaken daily to the crowing of guns 
The cock is gone and bullets are its alternative 

I...Read More
Categories: africa, conflict, confusion, grief, identity, society,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Animals Of Africa


Africa is a myriad of nature's animal kingdom
Unequaled for its diversity as seen through a prism
Dangerous or docile
Minds they boggle
It began, a reflection of lives own symbolism>center>




...Read More
Categories: africa, animal,
Form: Limerick
Relationships VI
We all desire a relationship that will work out in our favour, a relationship that would keep us smiling even during the challenging days.  The problem comes in when it is time to build the foundation, especially if it...Read More
Categories: abortion, adventure, africa, age, art, black love,
Form: Personification
Political intoxication
Facts now have alternatives to fortify an elite’s status
Truth has lost its authority

Principles abandoned as minds become amorous to like-minds
Intellectual treachery

Corporations have frozen the status quo
Arrested ideology

Anti-capitalism is pretentious and treasonous
Distrust the politics, kill the new entry

Religion is a sanctuary...Read More
Categories: africa, america, humanity, identity, philosophy, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Relationships
Life is full of different obstacles that face relationships on a daily basis and this can hinder one’s relationship if there is no unity and understanding on how to solve different kinds of problems that approach your relationship if you...Read More
Categories: africa, age, art, black love, body, boyfriend,
Form: Personification
Once upon a forgotten Kingdom
Once upon a time in Erin land,
the sun smiled on the people 
the rains communed peacefully with thunderstorms
Erin flowed with palm wine and palm oil, 
And her children drank to their fill  
Oba Adeniran, was a great king, 
loved...Read More
Categories: africa, brother, bullying, forgiveness, satire, society, violence,
Form: Didactic
Disability and Equality
Disability & equality

I & my kind are equal
The skin of my color is not a curse 
But due to evil & greed
My fellow humans have put a price-tag on my head
Making me the most hunted amongst the human kind
Yet in...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, africa, anger, anxiety,
Form: Epic
REACHING A MILESTONE
Sustaining your wellbeing
Is the happiness within you
Silence, say no more
Captivating your soul
Is the strength within you

Do not expect the journey
To be smooth sailing
The final destination
Is closer than you think
Do not expect the audiences
To understand who you are
To be yourself is...Read More
Categories: adventure, africa, blessing, celebration, change, desire, feelings,
Form: Free verse
MY SISTER
Open minded is the word in her vocabulary
Always there to listen
Suggestions, solving and sequence is her name
Always ready for action
My one and only

The laughter we share
Leaves a twinkle in her eyes
The tempers we have
Leaves the audience speechless
The strengths we combine
Leaves...Read More
Categories: africa, appreciation, best friend, character, childhood, family,
Form: Free verse
Poverty trap
They tell them the reality of yesterday is their tomorrow
Save the cries for different versions of sorrow
The world is hash but there is a God who is omnipotent
The world has abundance if they choose to be content
If their dwelling is...Read More
Categories: africa, patriotic, political, pollution, poverty, power, prison,
Form: Free verse
Child Soldier
My village was dusty and burning
Everyone was screaming and running
I stood dumb in the chaos, my eyes rolling
Tried to listen out for mother’s calling

The noise of death was the only sound
My pants wetted, a boot pinned me to the ground
My...Read More
Categories: africa, child, child abuse, children, conflict, courage,
Form: Free verse
Stop waiting for another Mandela
The whole truth has be illuminated by history
Without learning from the past there’s no victory
We don’t need another 27 years on Robben Island
We don’t need fingerprints of foreign hands
Enough blood has been stained on our flags
When Africa advances wars and...Read More
Categories: africa, confidence, conflict, corruption, courage, desire, freedom,
Form: Free verse
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My debut Anthology Memoirs of Love and Loss is now available for download for free on Google Drive....Read More
Categories: africa, allusion, anxiety, betrayal, birth, conflict, courage,
Form: Blank verse
Love Day
Happy Valintan Day should be every day that ends with the word "Day" like every other so-call Holiday don't just Love for that DAY... to much and to little is not that way "LOVE EVERYDAY"...Read More
Categories: africa, birthday, blessing, corruption, earth day,
Form: ABC
solly our love
Flesh to bone, lets solly our love
And clad our apples in green leaves.

The river that brought us together 
The milk of our breasts, yet flourishing
Shall not dry up in brimming season-

The snail wet the ground along its path,
Yet no sand...Read More
Categories: africa, emotions, friendship love, i love you,
Form: Lyric
The Curse of Conquerors Past, Part II
...Khan Williamson, for his troops called him that now,
split his forces and swarmed in from the west,
million of Uighurs joined him for revenge,
and all in his path could quickly attest

That if you surrendered to his great horde
he’d let you live,...Read More
Categories: africa, adventure, conflict, dark, evil, history, scary, war,
Form: Epic
SUPERHERO II
You returned sooner than we expected and you were never sluggish
Same Mike we knew but these episodes kept happening
I remember one day you told us strongly that you were going to be fine
You said you had superpowers, your cells were...Read More
Categories: africa, allusion, death, family, feelings, sick, tribute,
Form: ABC
SUPERHERO I
We had dreams of being who we wanted to be
I still remember we playing around the backyard and riding bikes 
Imitating our various superheroes and everything seemed possible
Strong and happy we were and we fought through every day fiercely 
In...Read More
Categories: africa, allusion, death, fear, feelings, sick, tribute,
Form: ABC