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Best Immigration Poems

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

The Immigration Officer Asked Me

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Categories: immigration, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry

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

Don’t look at me 
As though I am an alien or a stranger,
Don’t let the dagger of antipathy 
Fly out of your eyes.

I am...

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Categories: immigration, love, peace, prejudice, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Sun Dance
~Sun Dancing~         

Bright yellow sparks glisten around the landscape
Sheer environment expose  
Warmth slinks down every step...

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Categories: beauty, immigration, magic, metaphor, pride, summer,
Form: Verse
Language Barrier
I couldn’t understand the language she spoke,

at least not all of it,

but the emotion pouring past her lips, 

the tears in her eyes, her clenched...

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Categories: emotions, immigration, inspiration, language, life, love,
Form: Prose Poetry

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: immigration, 12th grade, anger, angst, anxiety, discrimination,
Form: Suzette Prime
Premium Member Distant shores of virgin land
Distant shores of virgin land

New land with meadows, mountains and ridges,
of sandy golden beaches, waters blue,
over the bay most famous of bridges,
distant shores to youthful...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beauty, change, future, immigration, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: immigration, 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero,
Form: Narrative
The Meaning of Bread and Tortillas
"Mi primo" means my cousin in Spanish.
He calls me his "primita"- little cousin.
This is the story of how mi primo
Taught me about the meaning of...

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Categories: cousin, culture, friend, immigration, international, spanish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Forest Child
She has eyes that have seen all the sky
a smile that is both knowing and shy
Her brow is humble and also proud
Expressions as soft as...

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Categories: immigration, absence, change, character, child, confusion, daughter,
Form: Couplet
Generic Oppression Poem
Oppressed by you, your state, your religion
So you think you good, kind and Superior
But I find you  cruel, arrogant and callous
But that is just...

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Categories: immigration, abuse, anger, angst, depression, desire, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 13 Original States
•	Connecticut
•	New Hampshire
•	New York
•	New Jersey
•	Massachusetts
•	Pennsylvania
•	Delaware
•	Virginia
•	North Carolina
•	South Carolina
•	Georgia
•	Rhode Island
•	Maryland


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Categories: history, immigration,
Form: List
Premium Member Beautiful land
New land with meadows, mountains and ridges,
of sandy golden beaches, waters blue,
over the bay most famous of bridges,
adventures to youthful visions, all new.
The vast land...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: change, culture, immigration, nature,
Form: Sonnet
At Home
When I am in your home,
I am back to Laos after a lifetime.
I am in a place beyond words:


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Categories: community, immigration, international, journey, loss, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member REFUGEES

Come by the thousands

Hungry, desperate, each day

Greece's agony mounts!*


Home lost, new home found

Distant shores opening arms

Tears flooding the seas 

© Demetrios Trifiatis

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Categories: humanity, immigration, war,
Form: Haiku

On Election night, twentysixteen
I saw a strange and surreal scene
I looked cross the great harbor at Lady Liberty that night
And I knew right away, something...

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Categories: allusion, discrimination, fear, history, immigration, patriotic,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Sleeping beauty
Locked in her tower our heroine sleeps alone
This beautiful flower has been kidnapped from her throne
She stares at the moonlight then drifts off to sleep...

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Categories: fantasy, immigration,
Form: Narrative
At the moment
Of my restless teenage run
Your eyes emanated lights of million stars
Many times the size of our Sun.
Frenzy feeling for clinging to you, singularity.

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Categories: immigration, lost love, love, teenage, universe,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Soul Cry

“Soul Cry”

Yeezy you da best
Not ice cold soulless 
You gotta big heart
Wanna be next U.S. Pres'
You now swingin' with da rest
with your delusional pal 

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Categories: immigration, abuse, america, child abuse, children, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cheese monster
I remember 
dancing for joy 
Sitting on an open shelf 
This beautiful maiden 
Strolls into the shop 
As my eyes whistled 
She picked me up...

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Categories: funny, immigration, romance, romantic, sorrow, ,
Form: Free verse
Harvey the Hippo
Harvey the Hippo

Harvey is a huge hippopotamus
Who bathes in a bay that is bottomless
HIs mouth is as large as a riverboat barge
And he weighs ten...

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Categories: immigration, animal,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Adventures of LBS
The story of "Little Black Sambo", 
with foreign lands all exotic,
was written over a century ago,
when imaginations were chaotic.

The young boy is clearly a hero,

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Categories: immigration, books, childhood, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Absolute Truth, Judgment and Lies
The Damnable Sin of Self-righteousness.
All of our leaders have their different views of human rights.

Our leader has repeatedly resisted calls to assume the moral leadership...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, children, emotions, immigration, political, sad,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Diamond Of Diversity
Diversity shines its light upon wisdom; it’s a sage sharing both world and eternity’s knowledge.  While cultures are facet of this diamond sage; each...

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Categories: appreciation, community, education, friendship, immigration, meaningful,
Form: Prose
Premium Member England - gleaming in the distance
  across the doggerland dogged people trudge
  Neanderthals, Heidelbergers...Sapiens, the last ones standing
  hairy mammoths, heavy life bearing down
  the mighty...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: conflict, destiny, england, history, humanity, immigration,
Form: Narrative