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Best Race Poems

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

Premium Member Race of a Lifetime
He skis down the slopes
of a snow covered mountain
racing against time
and his main adversary...
avalanche in hot pursuit. 

Written 28th May 2016
Contest: Traditional Tanka
Sponsor: Charlotte J....

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Categories: mountains, race, snow,
Form: Tanka

Premium Member Race Against Time
A race against time.

I can not enjoy my days.
They are not long enough, for the things I want to do.
I simply come and go.
Stay long,...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: race, lifeday, time, day, life,
Form: Rhyme
The Race
It’s not about the winning or losing
But how the race is run
To be in the Winners Circle
To bask in limelight’s fun 

It’s not about the...

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Categories: encouraging, inspirational, race,
Form: Rhyme
The Race
westerly chasing daylight relentless darkness never cedes defeat
The single line Haiku known as a Monoku usually contains seventeen syllables. A caesura (pause) is initiated by...

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© Jesse Day  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: race, destiny, freedom, irony, journey,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Across The Border
"La Voz"

La Noche sin agua --- I spill my loving lips
Dancing, laughing, and celebrating life 
I am his queen, aka' dulce Nina
A night he must...

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Categories: race, anger, corruption, how i
Form: Free verse

Premium Member I CAN'T BREATHE
In memory of---- all lives taken by unfair justice.

 Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my pulse
 I sit here alone...

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Categories: race, abuse, community, death, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Little

is left
little breath
sagging stem
begging eyes
trains come, then depart
rancid smoke over grey fields
I am little
I saw it all

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Categories: race, angst, child, courage, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Equality at the Hands of Men
Man so mighty and wise
still has to define this
that another living being's life
has the same value as his 

Boasted, brazened
written in stone
raised above 
these highest...

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Categories: race, history, humanity, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Dark skinned vs light skinned
In our Asian-cum-Eastern land
No one prefers or admires
the dark-skinned or tanned

Gosh, as if the fair-skinned alone
belonged to the so-called fairer sex
And here, 'black is beauty'...

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Categories: color, prejudice, race, ,
Form: Rhyme
Love me in Black and White
Love me in Black and White

musical intro

From the keys of your heart a melody rolled back the night
illuminated the sky with its symphony of lights

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Categories: love, music, race, romantic,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member This is not a poem--- A singled out page

Hey, Poets stop by, give me a shout out.
Tell Me Where You Are From;)
I promise I won't show up on your...

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Categories: race, africa, america, community, culture,
Form: Blitz
To those that say All Lives Matter when we say Black Lives Matter
You say all lives matter
Bringing up all these colors 
Like red, white, orange, and blue
But when a black life is taken, where on Earth are...

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Categories: race, black african american, life,
Form: Rhyme
My spirit and soul are trapped in this vessel of flesh. They scream to escape and to be liberated and soar on the breezes of...

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Categories: race, culture, discrimination, emotions, feelings,
Form: Bio
Premium Member BiPartisan Dissonance
When oppositional cognitive dissonance deflects focus,
it tends to go back to when I deflected focus from her.
She sends me passive-aggressive messages,
bread crumbs leading back in...

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Categories: race, conflict, math, parents, political,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Divine Flowers
Divine Flowers

In a flower’s velvet petals
There dwells a divine scent and hue
Soon a tiny creature settles
That will help pollinate a few.

We are blossoms of our...

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Categories: race, allegory, family, god, international,
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member Un confit pour toi--A sweet for you
Aimeriez vous une chevaline rouge 
Composée de sucre d’orge?
(would you like a red horse made of barley sugar?)
Vous pourriez faire la race de
Plaines aux tires...

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Categories: fantasy, race,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Kentucky Derby- The Quatrain Style
~The Kentucky Derby~

What a glorious day it is today,
As people of all ages are having fun,
Because  the Kentucky Derby race,
Is taking place  till...

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Categories: beautiful, horse, love, race,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Leader Bunny
All the little bunnies were lined up for a race. Why, you may ask?
Because the dear old Leader Bunny was stepping down with grace.
He had...

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Categories: race, adventure, allegory, dedication, education,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member WINGS ON FEET

Race with the wind, step up higher
Higher than blues of a sky;
Through an airspeed, mile-long flight 
Chase a smooth or rugged pace,
Wings on feet, be...

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Categories: for him, power, race,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member A Stranger After Dark
I was sitting on the back porch ‘bout an hour after dark
When I couldn’t help but notice a tiny pulsing spark.
I thought it was a...

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© John Posey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: race, christian, christmas, faith, god,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Curse of Caste

They came on bullock-carts
loaded with gods

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: birth, class, race, racism,
Form: Free verse
Black and White
Life as a child was full of hues,
Of sparkling reds and brightened blues,
‘Coz the distinction of color had not been made,
The foundation of racism had...

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Categories: race, black african american, children,
Form: Rhyme
No Triple Crown Winner
California Chrome’s bid for a triple crown was a no-go.
He didn’t win, he didn’t place.  He didn’t even show.
The owners of the horse were...

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Categories: horse, race, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Tongue Twister Time

   When you're wanting to bet
   On a racehorse, don't fret.
   With this tip from the stable door.

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Categories: horse, race,
Form: Rhyme

Gabriela Anderson Scheiss was a long distance runner
Who ran the marathon in the Californian Summer
It was the Los Angeles Olympics in nineteen eighty four
You probably...

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Categories: dedication, race, sports, usa,
Form: Rhyme