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Best Slavery Poems

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

Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: slavery, absence, abuse, anger, cousin,

Northern Slaves
In the silent breathing of night,
treading through 
the darkness and the hush
(A heavy band of slave)
like black ants snaking
through the forlorn distance.
Grieving with tears
Of yesterdays...

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Categories: emotions, metaphor, sad, slavery,

Pirate Bay
```Pirate Bay the Haiku``` 

pirates fierce and mean 
drowning fish, sea to sea 
parrots on their butt 

```Polly Wants A Cracker``` 

bloodthirst & brutal 

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Categories: slavery, adventure, anti bullying, boat,

Premium Member Slave
Like a herd of cattle, placed on a ship.
Upon my back, I felt their whip!
Ripping into my flesh, excruciating pain.
Forced across the big water on...

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Categories: courage, death, slavery, perspective,

Premium Member The Daddy
In the rundown little house where her family currently lives,
the fourteen-year old glances obediently at her glaring daddy,
nodding her head in quiet compliance
to his usual...

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Categories: family, slavery, , cute,

We Worked Long Enough
I laugh out loud
every time I hear a politician say,
that the best way to enrich a black person's life,
is to give them a job
Give them...

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Categories: slavery, society, truth, work,

Save our children from slavery
Save our children from slavery........ 

Our beautiful children are forced to hard labor by some of the evil people on earth
And they kill their soul....

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Categories: slavery,



These salted memories tell stories
The oceans and seas gave birth to.

Over the tempestuous...

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Categories: slavery, america, black african american,

Everyday is Labor Day

Got kidnaped from my African village,
tossed on a big, long ship that sailed far away
Stripped of every decent human privilege,
forced to work on short sleep,...

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Categories: holiday, slavery, truth, wisdom,

Their Chosen Disease
I watch a sunset 
that I'd love to share 
and nobody sees it but me 
I'm scratching my head 
in utter amazement...

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Categories: lost, sick, slavery, society,

Behind These Prison Walls
I prowl the days within myself
To heal these battle scars
But days at times unwrapps itself
With binding sturdy bars.

That holds me back from freedom's grace
From the...

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Categories: emotions, feelings, slavery,

The Color Missing
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...

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Categories: slavery, abuse, age, art, business,

A Casual Exchange
“Oh Edgar, look at those poor slaves, traipsing after His All Important, High and Mighty, Landlord.”
	“I wish I was a slave.”
	“Hush your mouth Edgar. Don’t...

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Categories: humorous, poverty, slavery,

The beginning of the end
Ive been trying to fill this hole in my chest.
I promised I pleaded but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit once...

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Categories: slavery, addiction, angst, deep, depression,

Rattle the Chain
was a most stubborn slave
He loved to rattle the chain
It was a sound of pure defiance
that echoed across the lush plantation terrain

Son of Antuk
had a...

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Categories: slavery, america, anger, black african

Premium Member Boats of Shame
Bring your guns
Bring your boats
Boats filled with ghosts
Boats weighted with chains
Chains that will one day break
Chains that will carry
Carry us to Zion
Carry our pain
Pain born...

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Categories: abuse, baptism, courage, slavery,

What am I if not a slave
What am I if not a slave?
I cook, clean and mourn;
I wash, sweep and weep
from dawn to fall of night.

I do nothing but cooking;
I cook...

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Categories: love, lust, slavery, women,

A nobody 
Scared by the sound of his own voice
Following the girl home from school
In his mind this is normal
Stalking girls
He grabs her jacket
Pulling her...

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Categories: slavery, absence, abuse, addiction, angel,


One of the true ways 
to remain in captivity is to keep silent to avoid your captor’s 
hostility and confusion

A penny for my 
thoughts has...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: slavery, africa, black african american,

The Blues
You have Africa on your mind
The distant land you left behind
With nothing to prove.

Humiliated, without a choice
There’s melancholy in your voice
What is your next move?


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Categories: slavery, black african american, music,

Genocidal Survivors
They call me Brave Heart
Not because of my courage but because it is my last name
And not because I "like" Mel Gibson that much but...

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Categories: slavery, africa, courage, grief, growing

Lucky Numbers 2, 10, 24, 65, 93
You don’t know this but
we’re all ISBN’s. At birth,
we’re tattooed across our asses
with barcodes, ID tags, social security numbers.
The only doctors allowed
to perform this surgical...

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© Kelsey May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: slavery, conflict, nonsense, pain, scary,

Premium Member NO COLOR GOD
I come from the twilight
Of dusk to dawn
Yet I can't stand
All around me downtown
All in up and around
Signs saying of  "Whites Only"
Mustn't go into...

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Categories: slavery, betrayal, black african american,

Those Were the Days
Gone are the days
when every man and woman was royalty
Spirited away
when the slave catchers came
Fled are the nights
when every child dreamed of 
being called a...

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Categories: slavery, spiritual, truth, wisdom,

Dark to Light
Poetry of my inner museum penned by keys, 
to express the prelude to my anxiety and agony.
A panic to release my frightened barbed mind,
no longer...

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Categories: betrayal, confidence, relationship, slavery,