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Best Kwansaba Poems

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


The Space Between
I gather up all of my courage
My gaze drifts to the evening sky 
All that space there between 
Alien visitation must be a lie 
The...

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© Nathan D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bridal shower, planet,
Form: Kwansaba



Premium Member 'Kisses of the Rain'
After a night of rain, the sun,  
its shimmer, a welcome like no other.
A new day starts with such promise,
an array of flora across...

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Categories: nature
Form: Kwansaba
Pops Barbecue Grill
Each morning just before lunch at eleven,
I can see the black smoke rise.
Pops has his large grill fired up.
Chicken and ribs sizzle over the flame.
Just...

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Categories: black african american, food,
Form: Kwansaba
hey little black girl
Hey little black girl keep your head up and walk proud the ghetto cant break you 
and the hood cant make you who you are...

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Categories: black-african amergirl, girl,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member 'Renewal'
bolts of thunder light up the sky
splash of colour visible as rain fall
rain supply its own kind of music
lyrics the trees sway and dance to...

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Categories: nature
Form: Kwansaba



High TIDE that Binds
Rhythm develops 
everything
horrid
heavenly thoughts
misery
tones of home vibrate
livelihood exists inside
ambiance waves crash
tear shorelines
sliding through marinas
ships live n' die
by rhythm

high tide
to low the sailor knows
to schoon the...

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Categories: life, nature, philosophy, sea, time, visionary,
Form: Kwansaba
Is There Any Peace
Weeping willow growing outside my office door
blows in the wind like angel wings.
Each wing unfurls as though taking flight
to some haven where there is peace.
And...

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Categories: inspirational, peace,
Form: Kwansaba
Shiny Minded Stone

"What's your story?"
she questions,
"you seem interesting."

wildflower eyes
                  ...

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Categories: anniversary, art, business, confusion, cowboy-western, dedication,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member Haunted House on Top of the Hill
Haunted house on top of the hill
Scares many kids that sure walk by
Ghouls and ghosts make their display known
Deep inside this hold there’s all sorts
They...

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Categories: holiday, life,
Form: Kwansaba
Easter on the Cape Flats
On Good Friday after church we eat
curried pickled fish and hot crossed buns
and drink black coffee because we share
in the painful agony of the Lord.
On...

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Categories: easter, easter, drink, fish, good friday,
Form: Kwansaba
Environments Verse
Can a word be just a tree?
Is a forest any form of poetry?
Where the soil adds imagery of style,
Rains make the flow of each line.
Light...

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Categories: life, nature, philosophy, places, social,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member Sound Swells
Dark skin sweats in a dark night
as around the fire, they drum on.
They drum their pain and their joy.
Red sparks fly birthed by the log.
Hearts...

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Categories: music, peace, people, dark, dark,
Form: Kwansaba
LUCKY TO HAVE ME
am nices
so think twices
before dis repect
and don't forget
all i have for you too
just let me be
to my heart you have the key
your
LUCKY TO HAVE ME...

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Categories: girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member The ABCs of Poetry
A is for Acrostic, where the first letter of each line spells a word
B is for Burlesque, a poetic type bordering on absurd

C is for...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kwansaba, on writing and words, humorous, poems,
Form: ABC
Fall of a Lion
Great lion who once ruled the land,
you are a serf to your lord.
Gone is your kingdom where you reigned.
You now serve new masters these days.
You...

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Categories: black african american,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member ABC of Poetry
 ABC of Poetry 

A is for Abcedarian which is what is this poem’s aim 
B is for  Blank Verse which is metered rhyme...

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Categories: kwansaba, dedication, education, language, muse, poetry, time,
Form: ABC
What Cause, then
What cause to thrust me off my narrow road?
When truth, factual actual truth unto me bestowed,
In my inner deep’s deepness such sowing sowed,
What cause then,...

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Categories: christian, encouraging,
Form: Kwansaba
MASSACRE OF MINEWORKERS
Our nation is in state of flux. 
The sweat of the men toiling daily,
shines like gold coins in the pockets 
of mine owners; drunk on...

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Categories: kwansaba, death,
Form: Verse
Identity
At the silted banks of river Nile,
I'd sung to the glory of Lucy;
I'd soared high over the echoing Savanna
and fought and bled for Shaka Zulu.
I...

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Categories: africa, destiny, home, life, visionary, voyage,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member SURPRISE DINNER


Asked for fresh trout from the menu
Server brought it hot to my plate
Pronto take it away, to my horror
Two vile beady eyes stare at me
And...

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Categories: adventure, culture, fish, funny, perspective, silly,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member The deer shake off the headlights
The deer shake off the headlights


We sat in the car outside the 
liquor store peering like deer, our eyes 
following Pinky as she went in...

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Categories: adventure, growing up, youth,
Form: Kwansaba
REAL LIFE
 Laughter, fun, joy for all the world!
 Not just holiday time, forever and ever!
 When kids can play, mum, dad too!
 From fear, much-needed...

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Categories: fear, kids, life,
Form: Kwansaba
irresistable kool
Irresistable kool 
(a Kwansaba for Eugene B. Redmond)
by ‘bro.zayid’

For him Miles is not god
Just irresistible kool
Yet he claims ancient ears
Sips Dunham’s golden legged dance
From Dumas’...

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Categories: appreciation, inspiration,
Form: Kwansaba
Red X 'Trane
Red x trane 
(a black arts movement kwansaba)
by ‘bro.zayid’

Garvey greased Harlem struttin 
Baraka bluuuue New Ark floats
Chicago ‘sippi blood thick
Watts fire ibeji badd
Big Eazy polyrhythmic
Dee...

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Categories: inspiration, memory,
Form: Kwansaba
Premium Member GATHER AROUND
Come around, gather all the little ones
I will read you a bedtime story
About a wolf and a little girl
Who met in the woods one day...

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Categories: books, children, together,
Form: Kwansaba