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Best Racism Poems

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


Premium Member Racism
I cry, I cry
Why does my skin color frighten you so?
Have I done anything,  but, be born?

You judge me, from your own despair
and draw...

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Categories: hate, racism,
Form: Free verse



RACISM, A DISASTROUS ELEMENT
RACISM, A DISASTROUS ELEMENT
I look at the world horrifically,
With depression and disgust,
As the masses enjoys in poverty
And fear.

I look at the world horrifically.
Every places, full...

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Categories: racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member RACISM: HUMANITY'S DEADLIEST SOCIAL DISEASE

The other day
you asked me my friend, who I am
I replied:
I am you in another body!

Yes, it is true
look, how much alike we are,
no matter...

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Categories: humanity, love, peace, racism,
Form: Free 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: racism, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
One World
Love is not a color,
No hue, neither a race.
All of our blood is the same, 
That runs deep within our veins.

If we could lift up...

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Categories: racism, america, for her, for
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Middle Aged White Guy
How do I shed the label
of a white oppressive man
Do I listen to the message
of Obama's "Yes we can!"
Perhaps I'll go out marching 
With women...

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Categories: angst, racism,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member We All Belong
I was told that I should die, because of the color of my skin.
It didn’t matter what I thought or even what I believed in.
I...

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Categories: racism,
Form: Rhyme
Be Free, My Brothers
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
     cages rattle, sounds of brattle,
          no...

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Categories: racism, africa, america, black african
Form: Monorhyme
I Can't Breathe
I can’t breathe

still in my shackles
no chance to escape my isolation
cries of anguish emancipated
from an awareness that is unfree
the stain is but human made
a long...

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Categories: racism, emotions, faith, freedom, life,
Form: Free verse
A SLave's Cry
Stranded in this place
I cannot recognize
Abandoned and lonely
No one hears my cries
AS i walk through this wasteland
Of wilderness and desolation
I am consumed with anguish
I walk...

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Categories: racism, abuse, angst, black african
Form: Prose Poetry
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
Don't Judge Me for Existing
Why do you give me a hard look from your face?
that you don't like what you see?
that I'm from a different race?

Why can't we see...

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Categories: racism, abuse, birth, feelings, hate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Intolerable
I cannot tolerate the ones with haloed head
Who boast of their achievements, put on an act instead.
I cannot tolerate the perfect, always right
Who claim to...

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Categories: abuse, betrayal, racism,
Form: Rhyme
The Color of Space
The Color of Space

His spaceship alit on a foreign world
deep in the midst of the outer space
two moons gazing down devoid of all air
he kept...

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Categories: racism, planet,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Take out the Landry

 Take Out the Landry

Dirty laundry for years on the floor
finally the dirt is out the door
Quebec is cleaning house
separatists being laid to graves
like Napoleonic...

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Categories: racism, evil, funeral, hate, november,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Daughter of Oak and Ash
For good, the Druid woods claimed this girl child for its own;
nymphs named the silk-skinned, raven-black of her, Fianna.
This night, she’s hurt hunting demons in...

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Categories: caregiving, love, racism,
Form: Pantoum
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: racism, black african american, discrimination,
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: racism, america, culture, discrimination, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Save Our Sisters
A poem about infanticide of girls...

"Save Our Sisters!"

Many girls lost, many girls missed
Many girls lost, never to be Ms.
Strings of girls, strands of pearls, 
Gone,...

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Categories: racism, 12th grade, abortion, children,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Shattered Peace
A Shattered Peace 
(as a privileged white man searches his soul)

A shot rang out that gave a fright
and shattered peace in dark of night.
For just...

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Categories: racism,
Form: Rhyme
Basketball is for Everybody
Telling blacks not to come to a basketball game.
That is such a racist remark and a shame.
Making such a comment is an absurdity.
In the professional...

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Categories: basketball, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member POVERTY DEFINES TRUE WEALTH


 Don't know if human's will ever see
 every soul born, is right where it's meant to be
For the rich to become the richest
 there...

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Categories: racism, anger, care, change, class,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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: racism, black african american, life,
Form: Rhyme
Trapped
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: racism, culture, discrimination, emotions, feelings,
Form: Bio
Notes on Dating a Latino: What You Don't Learn in High School Spanish Class
One. Latino boys like Buffalo Wild Wings. It isn't clear why, but it's definitely emerging as a pattern.

Two. Latino boys are persistent. When he asks...

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Categories: racism, boyfriend, culture, cute love,
Form: List