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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 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,



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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Better days
                Better days
Is all good 
To hope for
 The better...

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Categories: africa, care, cheer up,

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,

Premium Member Death Muses of ISIS
face down
shot dead- see fear
all round

speak- tell
they'll hear-hush now
death knell 

breathe light
killers are near
tonight


Poet: Debbie Guzzi
Date: 11/26/14
Contest: Whispers of a Muse...

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Categories: africa, violence, war,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member 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,

Premium Member Hippopotamus
When he sits
He crushes the evidence
Corrupting the human mind
...

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Categories: africa, allegory, animal, christian,

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,

While You Sleep
While you sleep I tell you all of the things I keep inside throughout day.
Now that you can hear but not listen I find them...

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Categories: africa, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure,

RACE THE FINALS SPOKEN WORD
I wish to
Relay
To all of my people the importance of sticking together as a 
team

And that
Because we have run 
through the preliminary trials as selfish...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, black african american,

Premium Member An Unshakable Identity
hospitality, peace and mutual respect; we’ve chosen
because the key to our prosperity is love, unity and cooperation
settlers now on the cheat as our true identity...

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Categories: abuse, africa, community, conflict,

Education is the liberator from poverty
Education you 're the champion of the poor 
You're a roof under which people who love you shelter 
You open the eyes of the ignorant,...

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Categories: africa,

Premium Member A river called Ebola
Thathud, boom boom boom 
Thathud, boom boom boom
I listen
As drums beat in Africa
Voices rise above the pounding
Mourning 
Crying out for their lost
For their feverish
Helpless people...

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Categories: africa, bereavement, death, education,