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
Stars and those with Stripes
black african american, class, future, immigration,
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...
Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses repost
betrayal, black african american, brother, courage,
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...
Who Am I
black african american, faith, happiness, health,
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...
Each Day Takes its Turn
black african american, day, happiness, health,
we strive to make sure
each day enlightens us
and brightens us
even as light fades...
black african american, dedication, education, hope,
Authored by Chuck Keys
It had no...
Sweetest Love Note
black african american, death, life, loss,
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
The Lady Of The House
abuse, analogy, black african american, society,
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...
Be Free, My Brothers
africa, america, black african american, discrimination,
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
cages rattle, sounds of brattle,
A SLave's Cry
abuse, angst, black african american, depression,
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
Granny Panty Annie, the Tranny
adventure, black african american, funny, husband,
Lemme tell ya' about a
I met her one night
under disco lights
up at Candies
starin' at me
grittin' her teeth
ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES
america, black african american, emotions, feelings,
ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES…
These salted memories tell stories
The oceans and seas gave birth to.
Over the tempestuous...
black african american, community, death, eulogy,
Walk with me,
cuz I don't wanna die young,
I wanna grow old and have
a daughter or a son, or maybe both,
black african american, girlfriend-boyfriend, lovelove,
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.
black african american, adventure, allegory, animals, anniversary, art, black
I do not know?
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...
angst, art, black african american, dedication,
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,
black african american, 11th grade, 12th grade, black african
Rise up to the blessing of another day.
To all that awaits you this moment.
To all that will challenge you and enlighten you.
black african american, political, war
From a dark angry cloud
By a storm wild and loud
On history's hardest rock
Smile at the little flock
For as a drop of water
Curls to become...
betrayal, black african american, truth,
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.
The Apple A Pantoum
abuse, beauty, black african american, dark,
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...
PART 2 - Earthbound Angels Made of Stone - An Epic
abuse, angel, baby, black african american,
Those evil thorns of bitterness
That couldn't bear to see
This child so loved and so adored
By their father
Until one day in early May
When she went...
black african american, discrimination, innocence, racism,
My first doll
Smelled like chocolate
And her skin
Just as dark
I adored her
Innocent as I was
I could have
My precious doll
Could have been
The equivalent of a...
black african american, people, placessummer, summer,
I do not know?
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...
Black Diamond Child
black african american, child, destiny,
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...
black african american, spiritual,
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...
While You Sleep
black african american, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure, africa, age,
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...