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Best Discrimination Poems

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

Premium Member I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: discrimination, anger, bullying, dark, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my pulse
I sit here alone to forget the taste of air.
Overwhelm by the...

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Categories: abuse, bullying, color, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Dear Men
Dear men,
Explain to me why I stand alone. 
Women are quick to uplift their father, sons, and brothers
Quick to maintain the home,
But when she needs...

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Categories: abuse, anger, discrimination, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We the People
We the People
Will disagree
On taxation and prosperity
On liberty and duty

We the People
Are every color of Christianity
Every Jewish prayer, every song of Islam
The puritans, the atheists...

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Categories: discrimination, freedom, history, society,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member There is a Star with my Name on it
Come walk with me,
for the path cares not,
the age of your feet.

Look at the butterflies on petals,
their silence does not care,
the language you speak.

Listen to...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: discrimination, humanity, inspiration, inspirational,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Q Tipping
I remember when
Q was part of a Tip
now Q is a one way trip
to crazy town
It’s a place where thoughts flip
and up is down
Where every...

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Categories: abuse, america, angst, discrimination,
Form: Political Verse
I am strong
I am strong

You may simply disregard me
with your arrogant throng
You may treat me with disrespect
I'm still here, I am strong

Why don't you like it when...

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Categories: character, confidence, discrimination, hate,
Form: Free verse
Be Free, My Brothers
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
     cages rattle, sounds of brattle,

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Categories: discrimination, africa, america, black african
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Charlottesville
I saw Nazis march yesterday
upon the streets of Charlottesville.
And, with swastikas on display,
crazed clansmen chanted blood will spill.

I saw Satan grinning with pride
at racial slurs...

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Categories: discrimination, america, angst, anxiety, bullying,
Form: Quatrain
We oft expect of others,
In most given situations,
What we ourselves would do,
For it's our inclination,

To think that we are all the same,
So we think they...

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© Judy Ball  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: discrimination, judgement,
Form: Quatrain
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: discrimination, adventure, africa, death, depression,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Poem for Michael
Myself I’ve never been
much of a mathematician 
Algebra and stuff
didn’t add up to much
when I made the decision 
to respond to you 
our multi-versed 

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Categories: abuse, angst, discrimination, identity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Angel Bones
Angel Bones

Two Hundred fifteen angels  (Narration by an elder)
each buried in a shallow grave
The monsters said the Angels were savages
that they were there to...

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Categories: abuse, angst, courage, discrimination,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Tolerance
The word
The idea
The wall that separates
Disguised in honorable robes
Preached to children

Am I to be tolerated?
Just because I am different
Black, white, brown or yellow
Straight or...

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Categories: discrimination, future,
Form: Free verse
read this please
They hate you because your you
They make up lies and call it true
They're fake behind your back
Hoping someday that you'll crack.

They hate you because your...

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Categories: discrimination, betrayal, care, career, change,
Form: Bio
Chains of Colonialism
Chains of Colonialism        

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

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Categories: africa, discrimination, people, racism,
Form: Blitz
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Categories: america, city, death, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Well of Souls
How many souls live on the edge,
Between the gutter and the ledge?

A hopeless fear crawls in their gut,
Each day, another endless rut.

The moments pass profoundly...

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Categories: culture, discrimination, imagery, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
The Children Eating Grass
Often wondering is it a steak upon Our Plates that is important...
Perhaps a Hot-dog instead and more Money for a healing deportment.
To feed a Child...

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Categories: discrimination, abuse, care, character, conflict,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Decision to Listen
I choose to be 
the last to speak.
Then other’s answers I can seek.
Each one of them is unique!
There is power
in embracing my meek.
When my thoughts...

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Categories: discrimination, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To be free
The color
Of mankind
Echoed in 
Our minds
The Realities
Of life
The ethnic
Flow of
Our blood
Giving us life
Giving us hope

We were 
Color blind
The world
Didn't understand
The differnt
Shades of 

We were...

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Categories: courage, discrimination, freedom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Fake News - Real Storm

Wicked news flash - torrential storm - Purple 
streaks of confusion striking. Violent grey 
clouds spinning its evil. Hatred scattered 
in shreds of hail. Waves...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: discrimination, angst, anti bullying, courage,
Form: Concrete
'My' biggest mistake was being born a girl 
I was never going to meet your expectations for you wanted a
Son and you got me ...mum...

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Categories: childhood, discrimination, father daughter,
Form: Acrostic
These are just a few words about reality,
as Muslims struggle each day with individuality.

What is a Muslim and from whence does he come?
Like you and...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anti bullying, christian, discrimination,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member COLOR

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
My precious doll
Could have been
The equivalent of a...

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Categories: black african american, discrimination,
Form: Free verse