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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


You asked me the other day, my friend, 
who I am and I replied:
I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true,  
Look, how...

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Categories: racism, love, peace,
Form: Free verse

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
I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my heartbeat.
I sit here alone to forget the taste of air, 
Overwhelmed by...

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Categories: abuse, bullying, color, discrimination, racism, sad,
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 him, friend,
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

Be Free, My Brothers
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
     cages rattle, sounds of brattle,

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Categories: racism, africa, america, black african american, discrimination,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Walls Make Bad Neighbours
Walls Make Bad Neighbours

‘All in all we are just bricks in the wall’ deconstructed by Pink Floyd

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Categories: racism, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hell's Hospitality
The sun cries for us, its heat fades away
snowflakes sprinkle round its orbit, yet go unmelted
it feels like evening, but its yet noon
time never changes...

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Categories: racism, africa, anger, corruption, culture, life, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Untouchable II
I sip Long Island Tea, watch your bare knees upon the tiles,
          The suits and Blaneks...

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Categories: analogy, poverty, prejudice, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mullah Trump
Fanatics in Talibama
stadiums of bigoted extravaganza
hopefully supporters one day held to account
for abusing children in the name
of evangelical doctrine

He assassinates foreign officials
as terrorists like to...

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Categories: racism, allah, america, betrayal, children, evil, patriotic,
Form: Quatrain
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 american, depression,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member LET ME BELONG

I walk with the crowd, all alone,
I look at the strained faces of strangers,
the dead emptiness of their eyes,
the weariness of their broken...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humanity, racism,
Form: Free verse
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: abuse, birth, feelings, hate, pain, racism,
Form: Free verse
Chains of Colonialism
Chains of Colonialism        

With guns they came
With whips and chains
Chains to capture the Dark Continent
Chains snaking across Africa

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Categories: africa, discrimination, people, racism,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member IMPEACH
Merry Impeachness

Justice delayed however symbolic
the orangutan finally won his award
for corruption and dereliction of duties
the constitution used to apply to all

the orange leach
Lucifer has more...

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Categories: racism, america, child abuse, evil, patriotic, political,
Form: Quatrain
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
Premium Member 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: evil, funeral, hate, november, political, racism,
Form: Free verse
Color Blind
Is it the color of my skin that keeps you from being my lady friend?
Tell me my African American Queen; Maybe I just lack self-esteem.

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Categories: racism, black african american, girlfriend-boyfriend, lovelove,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Our World Changing, Not For The Better
It's not hard to see or tell this world of ours 
Isn't the same as it used to be. Granted, it has 
Never been perfect,...

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Categories: racism, anger, emotions, life, political, simile, world,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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
My precious doll
Could have been
The equivalent of a...

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Categories: black african american, discrimination, innocence, racism,
Form: Free verse
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, 

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Categories: racism, 12th grade, abortion, children, gender, girl,
Form: Rhyme
If only you would vote for me

                 When election...

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Categories: racism, america, freedom, philosophy, political,
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