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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

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,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Escape of the Bluesman's Song
Within the frame a sepia scene
a dusty porch   a rickety chair   
the fabric of your dusky face creased
with ceaseless sunbaked woes

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Categories: slavery, africa, america, grief, racism,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Please
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,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Haiku

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,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Quatrain
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,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Give Me Liberty Or Death
pink and sparkles spout
above liberty statue
cloud tauts happiness
fireworks all around applaud
hands clap on soil and sea

the swirl of nations,
a landing party of dreams...
but some from...

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Categories: slavery, america, freedom, independence day,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Caveman Speaking
You ask me why I live in cave
Caveman not want to be a slave
I take a chance and look around
I see that people act like...

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© Bill Baker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: slavery, change, crazy, life, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On the Waves of Lost Memories

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

Over the tempestuous waters
Echoes from the bellies of slave ships

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Categories: slavery, america, black african american,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Gift of Repentance
Thank you Lord for drawing me near
     and opening my eyes to see;
The sin in which my heart was enslaved

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Categories: slavery, blessing, christian, freedom, growth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poem For My History Teacher
I wanted to write
 The best slavery poem   ever written—
Perhaps win a Pulitzer or Faulkner. 

I had every intention of conforming 
To the...

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Categories: slavery, assonance, forgiveness, history, holocaust,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Caveman Speaking
You ask me why I live in cave
Caveman not want to be a slave
I take a chance and look around
I see that people act like...

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© Bill Baker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: slavery, change, confusion, crazy, education,
Form: Rhyme
A Black Woman's Ambition
A black stone with diamonds inside
She shines but you would never know
They hit her but she never falls 
They whip her but she never breaks...

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Categories: color, discrimination, slavery,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member 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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
The Beginning of the End
I've been trying to fill this hole deep inside my chest.
I promised I plead but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit...

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Categories: slavery, addiction, angst, dark, deep,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Rhyme
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
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

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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Categories: slavery, africa, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
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
Form: Epic
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,
Form: Blitz