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African American Poems - Poems about African American

African American Poems - Examples of all types of poems about african american to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples for african american.

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Love in America
Husband, brother, son, lover, friend - Will we see you again? Will you be a headline on the news? Unarmed and unashamed. We stand fearful and furious in tear soaked silent pleas. Something must change. His skin won't warrant death, and our...Read More
Categories: black african american, black
Form: Free verse



Premium Member He Can Do It All
Our God is bountiful because I am able to write this poem He provides and is always there in time of need My bountiful God always blesses my home Thank you God for life and most importantly my...Read More
Categories: african american, america, appreciation, bible, black
Form: Free verse
You too kiss me, My Black Beauty
The sapphire iris blinks the long blonde lashes meet against the milky white skin the hair made up into blonde curls her frock with frills clearly marking the standards Her bottom against the cold, hard floor of the little plastic box Her...Read More
Categories: african american, africa, age, angel, anti
Form: Free verse
USA, It is time to Change
"She might be the first to do it, but she sure is not the last!" The young girls, inspire, aspire to break the cage, the confinement to break the cuffs of stigma and rise above. The black kids who...Read More
Categories: african american, 10th grade, black african
Form: Free verse
Bird
The baby cried, but the wailing was a soothing Jazz melody in E flat, a sound associated with that baby for thirty-five years. A Bebopper, a jazzer, a revolutionary, a Bird! He could make you fly like...Read More
Categories: black african american, music,
Form: Free verse



Declaration
We hold these truths to be self evident that all humans are not created equal, Some have been created with more while some have been created with less Some are rewarded in life while some are barred...Read More
Categories: america, black african american,
Form: Free verse
Too much to live for
If you find my lifeless body hanging from a tree, Know that I have too much to live for, I am not a fruit that easily grows on trees, Yet too many trees have fruit that looks like...Read More
Categories: black african american, freedom,
Form: Free verse
A Poem walks in Confidence
When a poem speak in confidence That is how I walked the street of Brooklyn me, a poem of mystery, a bite senility in my sensate world: I know that my pride, can over shadow Never ride ones...Read More
Categories: african american, appreciation, betrayal, black african
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reformation
Some may feel, a bit apprehensive. To some this poem, will be offensive. We're quick to assume, without any evidence. We're played by our emotions, without any reverence. Like the belief that America, is a racist nation. Here is a,...Read More
Categories: african american, abortion, america, black african
Form: Rhyme
Cotton Pickers Lament
Cotton Picker’s Lament Feet burn soul blends with the earth, the heat, the picking season Hands, hard calloused leather punctuated by picking scars Drag that long sack behind me across black bottom earth— Cottonseed tucked into its sprouting...Read More
Categories: black african american, slavery,
Form: Imagism
ON BEING LIBERAL
The mere fact That what people call truth Can be a mere fact; An assumption Is a prove That the truth Can only be revealed When all facts Are thoroughly examined And when all facts Including all acts Both those that happened Near and far The near acts...Read More
Categories: african american, africa, art, betrayal, black
Form: Rhyme
Pay Tax
A storm is raging round my head. A fire is burning beside my bed. A flood is drowning my mind, Sickness threatens my life. A wave has taken over my country. My political preference dictates my humanity. It really is quite...Read More
Categories: anxiety, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member EMANCIPATION: DELAYED BUT NOT DISMAYED
(Apropos Of Juneteenth Celebration) This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and celebrate Because we’re still here…marching on With our eyes stayed on the prize. Let us rejoice and celebrate Because we’re aware that we are not The...Read More
Categories: allegory, black african american,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member I AM a- BROWN SPARROW
Utopia dark Brown sparrows Black robins Spirit bleeds clear Oxygenic turns Red my heart beat run I washed my hands, they're still dirty I comb my hair it's yet curly My skin tones dark and brown who am I I AM OF...Read More
Categories: african american, america, analogy, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Lesson in History: How to Subdue a People
A Lesson in History: How to Subdue a People Be brazen in thievery and sweet-tongued deceit To, of their lands and people, take receipt. Merchandise their inhumane objectification, And keep them checked with generous flagellation. With threats of nooses...Read More
Categories: black african american, hate,
Form: Quatrain

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