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Best Africa Poems

Below are the all-time best Africa poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of africa poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Wake Up Oh Africa
With the heavy load you suffer
a substance not needed
yet drags you
cushioning your efforts
and deterring your pace, forgetting that
the Train is already moving
with passengers determined
for this...

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Categories: africa, dark,
Form: Epic



South Africa
Listen to the jazz instrumentals of Masekela,
as you take red wine outside a thatched
shelter in a beach in the Western Cape.

Enjoy a hearty meal of...

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Categories: africa, culture, dedication, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AFRICAN ANTHOLOGY




walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Your Love I'll Ever Bear

I want to word my very Love for you
though as a shy child, I start to stammer
a beloved Mother, my sole bijou
as I am of...

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Categories: africa, beauty, happiness, home,
Form: Sonnet
A British Soldier in Zululand
A British Soldier in Zululand            
copyright 2018 by jon gutmacher

So, he woke up in...

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Categories: africa, courage, england, history,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member My Allegiance I Vow
To my terra of roots
my allegiance I vow
I wallow in your fruits
and to your flag I bow.

Dream not till wake of dawn
beaming sun light I...

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Categories: africa, art, blessing, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If I Were an Elephant
Across the Serengeti plain our matriarch would lead,
Dining on the guarri fruit, and gum acacia seeds.
Upon our sweet green namesake grass our bellies we would...

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Categories: africa, animal, dream,
Form: Verse
Be Free, My Brothers
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
     cages rattle, sounds of brattle,
          no...

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Categories: africa, america, black african
Form: Monorhyme
NOW I LAY ME
Now I lay me down to sleep
In my home that's really sweet
Had three large meals and a snack
There wasn't a hint of any lack
Comfortable shoes...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: 7th grade, africa, angst,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member My Brother
Livers
	bleed

lungs	
	gasp for breath


vessels of poetry
	read

pain disappears
	tears recede

love floats above the sea
	tides of sadness

recede
	planted in marshlands

seeds
	friendship bloomed

living for words
	no longer matters

I embrace my brother
	love his might

standing...

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Categories: africa, arabic, art, brother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hell's Hospitality
The sun cries for us, its heat fades away
snowflakes sprinkle round its orbit, yet go unmelted
it feels like evening, but its yet noon
time never changes...

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Categories: africa, anger, corruption, culture,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Refugee
Running from an economy full of hate
hunger will place him behind bars unless he relocates
war and crisis lingering with the hope to end soon
have pocketed...

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Categories: adventure, africa, death, depression,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member At the Golden Dawn of Understanding
It was late in gorgeous springtime, and I was teaching my class,
A lesson in African history, and the events of time's hourglass.

My fourth graders were...

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Categories: africa, christian, education, history,
Form: Couplet
Chains of Colonialism
Chains of Colonialism        

With guns they came
With whips and chains
Chains to capture the Dark Continent
Chains snaking across Africa
Africa...

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Categories: africa, discrimination, people, racism,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member This is not a poem--- A singled out page
-THIS IS NOT A POEM-

Hey, Poets stop by, give me a shout out.
Tell Me Where You Are From;)
I promise I won't show up on your...

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Categories: africa, america, community, culture,
Form: Blitz
Broken English
I love my broken English

Am in love with my broken English

Am honored to have two other languages

The ability to think from language to language is...

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Categories: africa, appreciation, birth, blessing,
Form: Bio
Better days
                Better days
Is all good 
To hope for
 The better...

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Categories: africa, care, cheer up,
Form: Epic
Premium Member The Teacher of Islam
Islam is non merciful
Islam is about repressive means
Islam has no heart
Over and over this chant shall start

For when we close our eyes
For when we judge...

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Categories: africa, allah, angst, bereavement,
Form: Verse
Children of the Valleys
And as the hills yonder 
Turned red from sunset rays
As darkness engulfed the valley
And the sweet sounds of birds
Rent the cool evening air

Our cows and...

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Categories: africa, children, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Moonless Nights over South Sudan
Moonless Nights over South Sudan

heartless Moon, don’t tell me
that you weren’t looking 
when soulless soldiers dragged me
from my mama’s terrified arms
in our village in Rubkona...

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Categories: africa, children, grief, horror,
Form: Free verse
I feel African in every Vein
I feel African in every vein
the arteries pulsate with love
this continent is so dear to me

I feel African in every breath
the challenges the world paints
I...

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Categories: africa, inspirational, patriotic,
Form: Lyric
Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage
   to...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, art, dark, grief,
Form: Imagism
if the gods aren't sick, then crazy they must be
I felt the touch of the breeze on my face from my sleep
Oh! With the morning sun, i woke with a flip
And there staring at...

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© white sage  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, allegory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Hippopotamus
When he sits
He crushes the evidence
Corrupting the human mind
...

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Categories: africa, allegory, animal, christian,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Lion
In the valley of tall golden fire, I rest 

listening to the sound of the earth heartbeat. 

Africa's eastern breath presses its cheek against mine...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, beauty,
Form: Personification