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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


Premium Member Slavery in Haiti
Haiti, the home of voodoo practices
Seventeenth Century Spain cedes to France
Catholic Spaniards trembled when they saw
“Dead” men revived to wander in trances

A vile poison can...

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Categories: slavery, history, socialgod, men, night, god, men,
Form: Quatrain



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
PLEASE
~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: absence, abuse, anger, cousin, me, slavery,
Form: Dramatic 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
In The Flesh
Introducing: Casarah Nance & Poet Destroyer

Scars of empty promises are darkened by your kiss.
Torturous touches are meant to soothe my pain.
It is without gain, without...

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Categories: slavery, adventure, dark, deep, depression, loneliness, voice,
Form: Epic



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
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 
Quartermaster...

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Categories: adventure, anti bullying, boat, humor, slavery,
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
The Lady Of The House
It’s siesta, yet one can hear from the second floor of the house the animated sharing of juicy news some visitors have brought to the...

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Categories: slavery, abuse, analogy, black african american, society,
Form: Haibun
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 Gettysburg Hauntings
Gettysburg Hauntings

When General Meade met General Lee
At Gettysburg in 1863

Sons of the South battled Northern brothers
And neither side has ever recovered

Fifty-one thousand lives lost in...

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Categories: slavery, history, mystery, visionarywar, war,
Form: Couplet
Wall Street
      

Set upon the new world stage within the burning fires of hell. Silently posed factions of the elite, suppress...

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Categories: slavery, political, slam, social, war, war, world,
Form: Epic
Premium Member ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES
    


   ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES…

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, emotions, feelings,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Celebarating The Adventure Of Advent: A collaboration with Kai Michael Neumann
Universal elegy grieves and yet embraces shifts of paradigm
New beginnings consciousness initiates comprehends and thus proceeds from
Illusion’s delusion collusions misconceptions in the irritating
Vortex whirlpool immanent...

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Categories: slavery, adventure, community, universe,
Form: Sestina
Mountains of my country
Just drop once, when you happen to go by.

A tale they may count, mountains of my country;
Of paradise invaded and forests destroyed,
Of vessels adrift and...

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Categories: slavery, appreciation, best friend, blessing, dedication, devotion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Apple A Pantoum
On this, the anniversary of my death
I am reminded of my horrible crime
For you see it was me who stole the apple
It had belonged to...

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Categories: slavery, abuse, beauty, black african american, dark,
Form: Pantoum
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
Eagle and the Dove
Gather around the sacred fire, my children
Let the embers' glow spark your curiosity
as we begin on this journey together;
to the time of how things once...

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Categories: slavery, allegory, bird, hate, love, myth, nature,
Form: Epic
Seven Kingdoms
			I

The Holy Bible said seven kingdoms would arise,
then like windblown grains of sand, fall to the dust
Six kingdoms have come and gone, blinked their eyes
and...

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Categories: slavery, judgement, religious, spiritual, truth,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
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, jesus, sin,
Form: Rhyme
The Fountain
The Fountain



Where have you been my love

Did the hours slip from the pools of your thoughts
To go wandering heights in vacant skies

Did they capture their...

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Categories: slavery, love, sensual,
Form: Free verse
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
Premium Member Jesus Did It All
Jesus walked up that hill to Calvary
Freeing a sin filled world from slavery
To evil that was caused by God’s enemy
A fallen angel who was filled...

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Categories: slavery, blessing, brother, christian, faith, forgiveness, god,
Form: Lyric
India Shining
India, my motherland best as any mother
To me, at par with best world over

India's invention of Zero and Decimal 
Critical to scientific calculation, invention

Rich ancient...

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Categories: slavery, motherworld,
Form: Couplet
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