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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.
Rampant and endemic police brutality
Rampant and endemic police brutality... flourishes against United States citizens of color going on three years post George Floyd short lived heightened awareness when #blacklivesmatter in conjunction with 1619 project wrought upwelling of progressive surge hinting at positive...Read More
Categories: african american, absence, abuse, africa, anger,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member MY BEST YOU
You indulge me my Lovely one laying your decor Upon my chest it decorates Your finger best gracious beauty You are my better heart attack...Read More
Categories: anxiety, black african american,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Least Racist Person Is A Racist
The least racist person is a racist The least fascist person is a fascist The least criminal is a murderer The least sinner is a big sinner. The least lawbreaker is a criminal The least murderer is an animal The least...Read More
Categories: african american, anti bullying, black african
Form: Rhyme
My nascent poetic tribute to black history month
My nascent poetic tribute to black history month more apropos and alternately titled: praise to thee people of variegated melanin color, whose immense understated improvements and enhancement of webbed wide world worth more than paltry words of yours truly can...Read More
Categories: african american, 12th grade, adventure, africa,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What's my name Muhammad Ali
What's my name (Muhammad Ali) By Michelle Morris 11/04/2021 I chose my own name and became a legend; I refused to play your game and you tried to break me; You lost because I rose and became the greatest; I am...Read More
Categories: black african american, dedication,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dream, Hope And Inspiration
Dr. Martin's dream is a dream for many generations Past, present and future… Life is about hope, compassion Love, freedom and justice. It's not asking for too much Because human lives are precious and priceless. As such We were...Read More
Categories: african american, africa, america, birthday, black
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Under The Bridge In Del Rio, Texas USA
Under the bridge in Del Rio are stopped, stuck, stationed Thousands of migrant Haitians, not Ukrainians Frankly, if they were the latter, they wouldn’t be sanctioned Detained, abased, mistreated and deported like Haitians Like herds of cattle to detention...Read More
Categories: african american, africa, america, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme
Still Rising
(Response to And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou) Refusing to ever descend after My mother, grandmother, great grandmother Have all endured broken wings To ensure that I would one day be able to catch wind I...Read More
Categories: black african american, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Bluesy Affair
Sweet Little Angel Ain't That Loving You Baby Hoochie Coochie Man 3 O'Clock In The Morning This is for Members Only...Read More
Categories: black african american, celebration,
Form: Tanka
Borrow Borrow
BORROW BORROW Mebo mebo Borrow borrow nation of the world They cant stop The wont stop The whole nation is plunged in debt The nation never stops borrowing The world keeps lending The agony is never ending Billions today Trillions tomorrow But we still need more Pouring...Read More
Categories: africa, black african american,
Form: Free verse
Take Me as I Am
I wear no hood, hold no gun Never was a menace Walking the street is no crime If you can so can I I bear no grudge with you So why do you attack me so senselessly My...Read More
Categories: black african american, color,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Country is The Beautiful Sun
My country is the beautiful sun My country is not the hard winter My country is an often green Eden Always languid and tropical at dawn. It’s a country where the crowing of roosters Revives everybody every morning It’s a country...Read More
Categories: black african american, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Tatoos and All
Still a man you know Still got the blood flowing inside of me Still got my act together Still believe in the art on my body So long as you don’t profile me I am your brother I am your...Read More
Categories: black african american, friend,
Form: Free verse
Love in the Wind
As I travelled down I395 I saw cars lined up with harzard lights flashing. I knew it was a procession of some sort As I went past all the cars in tow I saw most men in black...Read More
Categories: black african american, cry,
Form: Free verse
A Drive to nowhere
Feel closed in and need a break Take me far away to nowhere I care about Just drive…. And let the wind blow through these kinky locks Entangled with fears, dreams and lost passion Give me speed To free up the...Read More
Categories: black african american, feelings,
Form: Free verse

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