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Best Illiteracy Poems

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A world full of 
Too many intellectuals
Too many scientists 
Too many geunious
Too many smart technologies 

Yet find it deficult 
To live among 
each other 

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Categories: illiteracy, africa, earth, humanity, image, poverty, spiritual,
Form: Epic

Barren land of illiteracy

Barren land of illiteracy ,
Soil never having been loosened,
Not fertilized by education !

Prejudice from heart difficult to eradicate,
Aspirations vacilitate, soon disheartened,
Barren land of illiteracy !


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Categories: illiteracy, desire, education, hope, prejudice,
Form: Villanelle
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: illiteracy, africa, allegory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Sequoyah
"Talking Leaves" fasinated Sequoyah
A Cherokee who accomplished great feats
In noble deed stands tall like a sequoia
Though lame fought beside Jackson no defeat  

Success in...

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Categories: illiteracy, courage, history,
Form: Sonnet
My people I have seen seas of pains
With series of painted assaults and
Hatred from elites of illiteracy
My people no not again my people
For it is...

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Categories: illiteracy, abuse, africa, anger, anxiety, betrayal, birth,
Form: Lyric

you also can
Nothing is preventing you from being the best,
Not even illiteracy dares to question your quest,
       Don’t sit idle ,...

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Categories: illiteracy, inspirational,
Form: Couplet
Hunger Pangs
America unlocked
Is the monster
under stairs
The bottom class
as upper class
called them higher.
Master like playing games
 stoking darkened fears
enjoyed teasing
Kept them
second guessing
what step
would be...

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© TS Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illiteracy, freedom, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Nzongi N.Mwero
Large population live in slums,
Youth unemployment looms,
Illiteracy looms,
Poor health standards zooms,
In Africa poverty has rooms

A protein starvation diseases on the rise,
Due to...

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Categories: illiteracy, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Prayer Poem Dedicated to Malala of Pakistan

Prayer Poem Dedicated to  Malala of Pakistan

Malala has dedicated her childhood to championing education for girls like her in Pakistan. As she lies in...

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Categories: illiteracy, inspirational, life, girl, god, education, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Mama Africa
What have you done 
To yourself mama
What have done 
To yourself Africa
You don't know who you are
Your superiority
Turn into inferiority
For you are into mental slavery

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Categories: illiteracy, africa, black african american,
Form: Classicism
Road to exile.

Boko Haram immigrants of hell,

nurtured to torture,

Bomb-tore people like vulture.


We all scared for our own fear,


that makes us all victim.

Just for a...

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Categories: illiteracy, death, faith, fear, people, religion, time,
Form: Blank verse

This story goes on to throw light on the 21st century civilization. And in that political...

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Categories: illiteracy, discrimination,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Nothing Left To Give
When despots buy bullets and guns
we wade through blood to deliver.
And take their cash without remorse
while victims convulse and quiver.

Big egos and pampered palates
impose subsistence...

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Categories: illiteracy, august, corruption, grief, how i feel,
Form: Quatrain
The Black Society
Welcome To The Black Society
Welcome to the dead society
I hope you make through it this poem
I hope I make through this poem
I hope gunshots don't...

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Categories: illiteracy, africa, character, freedom, identity, inspiration, truth,
Form: Epic

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illiteracy, language,
Form: Prose Poetry
Beyond Apprehension Malaprism
It is beyond my apprehension when I think of you
I know you are illegitimate but I thought you could draw too
The bondage between mother and...

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Categories: illiteracy, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Poor Man's Tale
For the first time entered I into 
this place.
Bright and beautiful, 
everywhere palace.
Awe, shock, amazement took 
my face.
Caught in wishful thoughts, I 
forgot the essays

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© Yei Suah  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illiteracy, poverty
Form: Narrative
Boat Of Poverty
Why this boat?
Could it be boat of destitution?
Conveying Epidemics, Hunger, Rags,
Malnutrition and Illiteracy.

Descend from me!
Banish from my world!
You cursed word!
You that called education a"Privilege"!
Patrimony of...

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Categories: illiteracy, adventure, africa, black african american, class,
Form: Narrative
A slave country

Slaves has limitations 
In their thinking and actions 
Their life is full of 
Poverty and illiteracy 
They don't have a reason of life 
So they...

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Categories: illiteracy, satire, life, life,
Form: Alliteration
Threading Hunger's Needle
Threading Hunger’s Needle

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illiteracy, wisdom, , literature,
Form: Free verse
Black Community
It’s not easy being a black man
Trapped in the streets hoping to make it through the Rain man
All life trends leading to hard times
Watching mama...

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© Andy Dube  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illiteracy, black african american,
Form: Free verse
Under the mango tree
I ask for answers to my problem around midday, carpenters nailing tables beyond their voices. Thinkers building fence of gold, wiping the devil under the...

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Categories: illiteracy, allusion, anger, confidence,
Form: ABC
Dreaming into the day
Starvation and lust, betrayal of trust,
That nobody swindles is my cherished dream.

Advocacy of war, nations in conflict,
That the world makes peace is my fantasy.

Illiteracy and...

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Categories: illiteracy, imagination
Form: Couplet
my long awaited novel
    I have been away for a while now, this is because I was busy working towards the accomplishment of my novel,...

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Categories: illiteracy, abuse,
Form: Epic
Man needs many things in life:
Food, house, children and wife;
But the thing which is needed the most
And could be given away at no cost
Is man’s...

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Categories: illiteracy, social
Form: Couplet