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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



Thinking Out Loud
~writer's notes~

i think out loud
from my fingers to a keyboard 
so forgive me if my speak
is somewhat long winded
if it has swirls and curls
this is...

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Categories: africa, angel, beauty, love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
I Think Of You - Ground Zero - 1
I Think Of You - Ground Zero (Part 1)

Leaving under a blood moon
            ...

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Categories: africa, introspection,
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  ~
a...

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Categories: africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
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, pride, tribute,
Form: Sonnet



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, lonely, loss,
Form: Lyric
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 american, discrimination,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Slavery in Haiti
Haiti, the home of voodoo practices
Seventeenth Century Spain cedes to France
Catholic Spaniards trembled when they saw
“Dead” men revived to wander in trances

A vile poison can...

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Categories: africa, history, socialgod, men, night, god, men,
Form: Quatrain
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, friendship, introspection,
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, life, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member 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, march, war,
Form: Verse
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, how i
Form: Rhyme
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 Pride of the Motherland
Riding an elephant
Down the narrow trail looking triumphant
Scanning the golden landscape
Like Hannibal with enemies in flight
Sight from a lofty height
King of the jungle moving
With lioness...

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Categories: africa, adventure, history, hope, life, love, nature,
Form: Narrative
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, earth, race,
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, culture, language,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Reflecting on Police Brutality
It was the spring of ‘74 when my student peers and I
were on the tail end of a group excursion  
through southern Spain, across...

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Categories: africa, violence, prejudice,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place
The Bedouins, bequeathed with the sacred beauty of paradise harsh,
trusted guardians of jealous gorges and gifted groves
lead me from the Wadi Musa to the humble...

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Categories: africa, adventure, desire, history, love,
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, christian, dedication,
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
Better days
                Better days
Is all good 
To hope for
 The better...

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Categories: africa, care, cheer up, community, desire,
Form: Epic
Elegy for Michael Jackson (4)
Refrain
You shimmering waves on the ocean blue
Dance not again, he cannot dance with you
You weeping forests where the winds wail too
Let your bright tears fall...

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Categories: africa, death, dedication, historylife, dance, world, old,
Form: Elegy
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, sad, violence,
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