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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
Pagans and puritans, the...

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Categories: discrimination, freedom, history, society,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member 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,
          no...

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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 members 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
Premium Member JUST AN OBSERVATION
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 Tolerance
The word
The idea
The wall that separates
Disguised in honorable robes
Preached to children
"Tolerance" 

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
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 To be free
Entwined
The color
Of mankind
Echoed in 
Our minds
The Realities
Of life
Forevermore
The ethnic
Flow of
Our blood
Pulsating
Giving us life
Giving us hope

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

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
Premium Member MISTAKEN THAT YOU LOVED ME
'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
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Number 2
Impressive
Vice presidential

Walking on lily pads
Sinking within illusions

Snow drops bloom
Wisdom is waking

Darkness fades
Light pervades

We all seek to be one
Destiny sometimes makes us number two

Quite the topic...

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Categories: discrimination, america, anti bullying, art,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Go Away


wars, drugs, poverty
famine, fear, rape, death
and degradation 
that's the kind of world 
desperate immigrants flee
and yet, we won't let them in
go die on the other...

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Categories: discrimination, 12th grade, anger, angst,
Form: Suzette Prime
Premium Member DISCONNECT


It occurred to me
I think more and more like a poet
Thoughts jumbled with imagery
Off in my own colourful world
Small wonder there’s a disconnect
With dusty musty...

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Categories: conflict, discrimination, imagination, innocence,
Form: Free verse
SMILE AT A MUSLIM
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 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
The Bigotry That Remains, Part II
...But there exists a much broader hate,
half the species, you see, do not rate.
I’m talking, of course, about the men,
how we’re seen as less next...

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Categories: america, culture, discrimination, political,
Form: Rhyme