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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.
Black Hate
Why do the fair, seeing black humans try to flee? Are black fruits, chocolates, gems, too, their enemy? Don't they dive for treasures even in the black sea? Why do the fair, seeing black humans try to flee? Does...Read More
Categories: black african american, hate,
Form: Triolet



Premium Member i have been stoned
I have been stoned, born the wrong color. driven from my native soil, crushed like pigs on ships, delivered into slavery. and I was crushed when Lincoln died, but freed us, climbed and conquered racist mountains, Malcolm X rebuilding us, Kennedy revitalizing lost...Read More
Categories: african american, africa, america, black african
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spirits Unbroken
"History's more than a collection of facts...it's about people" by poet. Blacks were stolen, lied to, trodden on and beaten. Marked as a dumb cretin like an ape in a zoo, they were worked to death too, and some even eaten. They...Read More
Categories: african american, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
I Know My People
I KNOW MY PEOPLE. I've seen their suffering and their tears, Their anger and their fears. I've seen them work amongst the mills, In cotton and sugar fields. Working with bleeding hands, And refusing to give up then. While tortured with whips...Read More
Categories: black african american, history,
Form: Rhyme
Tarred And Feathered
Written By: D. Collins 11/9/21 In my mind I have this picture of Ahmaud Arbery. Being tarred, feathered, then hung from a tree. Hunted like a runaway slave with dogs in pursuit. Five-O treated the scene like "Good...Read More
Categories: black african american,
Form: Sonnet



Memoir of a Real Nigga Time Travelor From a Proud and Silent Future
Memoir of a Real Nigga Time Travelor From a Proud and Silent Future. A Monster seeding pre-grammatical, Oscillating pivotals, Octaves hit the matter I’ve created known perennial, Posture spun the spineI I spat I knew would foster generals , Combusted...Read More
Categories: black african american, black
Form: Rhyme
unbound
We are bound by the shackles in our minds Stripped of our identities Replaced by numbers Grouped by the color of our skin Killed by our own Wasting away by the wayside Overlooked by our...Read More
Categories: black african american,
Form: Free verse
What I can do
I can turn my rhythm into stanzas my lyrics will be In imagination, I can turn my words to melody my words will be in classical opinions, I can turn my ideas into metaphor my vision can be invisible, I can turn my precious...Read More
Categories: african american, africa, age, america, art,
Form: Sonnet
ed Up
"ed Up!" So you want to know the truth, well the truth hurt, And truth is, shid I ain't the only one doing dirt... Moment of silence....? Yeah I let you'll think...Read More
Categories: african american, anger, betrayal, bible, black
Form: Free verse
When love commands the train fulfills
What Love commands the train fulfills, The six thirty bounds to Coney Island Where the green Ubers awaits the passengers Morning greetings, (Urdu) of few words, were the Pakistan, rules Mermaid Street with the...Read More
Categories: african american, absence, angst, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Dramatic Verse
I remember the Land
I remember the land, I remember its people, They ways, the stupidity of Their mentality, I never came To heard of this term depression Until earlier on in life, I came to terms...Read More
Categories: african american, adventure, allusion, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Black Woman's Prayer
Dear God, I have a favor to ask Because of where I’ve been. I’ve been without for oh so long Please give me peace within. I’ve tried to do the best I can But I’m beginning to feel some doubt. Peace...Read More
Categories: black african american, peace,
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: black african american, celebration,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member OF THE BEAUTY OF GOD
(Apropos Of Our Virtuous Queens) Sitting here in the beauty of the blackness of night my mind and its spirit are spiritually and geo-physically drawn up into the reflections of the full moon and companion constellations all surrounded by beautiful black holes filled with the...Read More
Categories: african american, appreciation, beauty, black african
Form: Prose Poetry
GREAT GRANDMA'S GHOST
She came back like she said she would. Great grandma was not a typical ghost She was a kindred spirit guiding for good Just when we needed her the most She saved a life by invading a dream Until uncle...Read More
Categories: african american, america, baby, black african
Form: Rhyme

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