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Best Black African American Poems

Below are the all-time best Black African American poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of black african american poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Stars and those with Stripes
"America First",
is the worst.
Should not thinking of others,
be your thirst?
Those who are selfish,
end up being cursed!
Soon they'll be last,
instead of first.

Who among you,
prefers guns and...

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Categories: black african american, class, future, immigration,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses repost
Uncomplicated me
I thought I was coloured blind
free thinking and kind
with an evolved mind
Loving and accepting 
of the ones I find

Yet my blindness 
Is that of...

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Categories: betrayal, black african american, brother, courage,
Form: Political Verse
Who Am I
I am the ring around Saturn
spinning words as particles of ice and dust
with the power to transcend

I am the original chosen to be right here...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: black african american, faith, happiness, health,
Form: Verse
Each Day Takes its Turn
Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we strive to make sure 
each day enlightens us 
and brightens us
even as light fades...

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Categories: black african american, day, happiness, health,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Oneness
Oneness
                   Authored by Chuck Keys

It had no...

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© Chuck Keys  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: black african american, dedication, education, hope,
Form: Free verse



Sweetest Love Note
One night a guy & a girl were
driving home from the movies. The
boy sensed there was
something wrong because of the painful
silence they shared between them
that...

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Categories: black african american, death, life, loss,
Form: Narrative
The Lady Of The House
It’s siesta, yet one can hear from the second floor of the house the animated sharing of juicy news some visitors have brought to the...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, analogy, black african american, society,
Form: Haibun
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
A SLave's Cry
Stranded in this place
I cannot recognize
Abandoned and lonely
No one hears my cries
AS i walk through this wasteland
Of wilderness and desolation
I am consumed with anguish
I walk...

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Categories: abuse, angst, black african american, depression,
Form: Prose Poetry
Granny Panty Annie, the Tranny
Lemme tell ya' about a
*ding-bat skit-zo 
bee-hotch* tranny
named Annie...

I met her one night 
under disco lights 
up at Candies

She was 
starin' at me
grittin' her teeth
aimin'...

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Categories: adventure, black african american, funny, husband,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES
    


   ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES…

These salted memories tell stories
The oceans and seas gave birth to.

Over the tempestuous...

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Categories: america, black african american, emotions, feelings,
Form: Prose Poetry
Trayvon Brown
Walk with me,

Don't...SHOOT, 
cuz I don't wanna die young, 
I wanna grow old and have 
a daughter or a son, or maybe both, 
to live...

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Categories: black african american, community, death, eulogy,
Form: Rhyme
Color Blind
Is it the color of my skin that keeps you from being my lady friend?
Tell me my African American Queen; Maybe I just lack self-esteem.
...

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Categories: black african american, girlfriend-boyfriend, lovelove,
Form: Rhyme
Temptation
Your smile, Your eyes I can't deny that I want to try something that I know I shouldn't. 
I'm tempted to touch, to kiss, to...

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Categories: black african american, adventure, allegory, animals, anniversary, art, black
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member TAPESTRY
.........TAPESTRY
Out of time that's long forgotten, 
in a light that's yet unknown,
you could see me in the morning, 
I would be there, but alone,
weaving tapestries...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, art, black african american, dedication,
Form: Lyric
Rise Up
Rise Up

Rise up to the blessing of another day.
To all that awaits you this moment.
To all that will challenge you and enlighten you.
 
Rise up...

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Categories: black african american, 11th grade, 12th grade, black african
Form: Free verse
Historic Perspective
Battered
From a dark angry cloud
Beaten
By a storm wild and loud
Splattered
On history's hardest rock
Heaven
Smile at the little flock
For as a drop of water 
Curls to become...

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Categories: black african american, political, war
Form: Verse
Premium Member Rosewood
The truth stood downcast in the lie,
and more than one that week would die
when someone’s wife, who feared great shame,
then gave an innocent the blame.

Her...

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Categories: betrayal, black african american, truth,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member The Apple A Pantoum
On this, the anniversary of my death
I am reminded of my horrible crime
For you see it was me who stole the apple
It had belonged to...

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Categories: abuse, beauty, black african american, dark,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member PART 2 - Earthbound Angels Made of Stone - An Epic

Those evil thorns of bitterness
That couldn't bear to see
This child so loved and so adored
By their father
Captain Lee

Until one day in early May
When she went...

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Categories: abuse, angel, baby, black african american,
Form: Personification
Premium Member COLOUR


My first doll
Smelled like chocolate
And her skin
Just as dark
I adored her

Innocent as I was
I could have
Never imagined
Anyone remotely
Resembling
My precious doll
Could have been
Committing
The equivalent of a...

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Categories: black african american, discrimination, innocence, racism,
Form: Free verse
Summer girl
She had the perfect posture, she was an African American girl
Watching as the breezes about her dress did whirl
The warmth of July passed through the...

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Categories: black african american, people, placessummer, summer,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Black Diamond Child
Black Diamond Child


Black diamond child with hopeless eyes
In your frightful future your talent lies

No worth is greater than watching you grow 
To a world whose...

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Categories: black african american, child, destiny,
Form: Couplet
2-20-19
In the quiet still moment there is balance,
A true nothingness equidistant from fear and elation,
To perch in this place can be unsettling,
As I have been...

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Categories: black african american, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
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: black african american, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure, africa, age,
Form: Lyric