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Black African American Poems

Black African American Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about black african americans. This list of black african american poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of black african american poetry. This list of works about black african american is an excellent resource for examples on how to write black african american poems.

Poem Topics Related to Black African American

black, african, africa, afro, afro american

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What Is The Difference Between The Rich and Homeless
The difference between 
the Rich and the Homeless is 
...Read More
Categories: africa, america, bible, black african american, jesus,
Form: Free verse


Categories: bible, black african american, divorce, family, hate,
Form: Free verse
cYclopean reminiscence
Stashed with programs recorded, which, condensed on universal files
Will tell them very little of what they don’t know and may never know
In this lifetime or the next heaven, in this orbit or the next
Treasure from this Earth loaded up on...Read More
Categories: black african american, 10th grade, allusion, betrayal, birth, black african
Form: Blitz
Premium Member The Colour of Prejudice
I made a sand dune as he had done,
We were children and sand was fun,
A beautiful castle with a deep moat,
Filled with water and a paper boat!

Imagined soldiers guarded the fort,
Fates were decided in palace court,
imagined Prince rode a white...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, best friend, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Your Coffee Locks- LEI
Your coffee locks as soft as silk,
incensed with rich vanilla milk,

exotic as southern isles 
extend for nautical miles

against tamarind skin flowing,
like radiant sunbeams glowing

upon my dreamy fixation,
beaconing my exploration.

1-3-2020...Read More
Categories: beauty, black african american, black love, dream,
Form: Lay

Premium Member Emerge


although diminutive.
Submerged with a purpose,
under pressure with a plan.
Alone, and confused.
Which way is up, which way is down? 
Suffocating with darkness all around.
Scared to live yet afraid to die.  My instincts Emerge. 

Predestined to live I fight, out of...Read More
Categories: beautiful, black african american, creation, emotions, life,
Form: Concrete
A Cool Drink of Water
Hook: (like a church  hymn)
hum, hum  
hum, hum  
oh! hum, hum  
you were my cup 
of joy 
my cool drink of water
the love I, needed most  

and, It was so long ago
oh! it was so...Read More
Categories: black african american, black love, heartbreak, lost
Form: Lyric
Rebuke Sadness With Perspective
In sad times, I recall King’s harassment
Stabbed at a book-signing in NYC
(Did they tell us King refused prosecution?)
Now, let us not forget Bonhoeffer
Young Dietrich in Nazi Germany, forewent
His fiancee’s company to work underground
Even returned from USA only to be nabbed...Read More
Categories: animal, appreciation, art, black african american, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Given To Me
They gave it to me; you never own me.
My words, my dance, my songs; are from the days gone by.
My sway is my father's ; his sway is his father's.
Always with us.
On their broad shoulders, I stand;
holding their fist with...Read More
Categories: anger, beautiful, black african american, celebration, confidence,
Form: Free verse
The Blackness

Black grapes dangling from a vine
the darker the skin, the sweeter the wine

Black clouds erupting across the sky
raindrops flowing profusely, echoing a nubian cry

Black soil with of its minerals and hidden richness 
solid terrain for life and growth,  a...Read More
Categories: africa, beautiful, black african american, black love,
Form: Concrete
Happy Holidays and Christmas pie
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

May your Christmas pie
miss, your eye
and your mouth
receive great cheer!

Happy New Year

aka: lyricvixen...Read More
Categories: black african american, celebration, christmas, holiday, humor,
Form: Bio
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Is a reminder
Black Lives Matter
Is not black primer

Black Lives Matter
Needs to be said
With all the black boys
Ending up dead

Black Lives Matter
Yes, you do too
But blacks girls go missing.
Without all the News 

Black Lives Matter
Is their weighing in
If all...Read More
Categories: america, black african american, death,
Form: Political Verse
it that time
you draw no line
have music of all kind
they sing soul and rap
goes  on  until dust
r/b soul and pop
sprit of christmas
AND HIPHOP...Read More
Categories: black african american, christmas,
Form: Prose Poetry
too soon
You entered this world right on time,
Just what we needed and we did not know it.
You were feisty, and wonderful, and funny.
Many days you tested me,
You challenged my resolve,
You lit up more rooms than you darkened,
The only rooms you darkened...Read More
Categories: black african american, caregiving, children, loss, pain,
Form: Free verse
no 122742073018
I was born to be a prostitute,
I knew this was who I would be 
when  Grandmama walked ten miles to clean houses seven days a week.
I knew this is who I would be
 when Great Grandma died and the...Read More
Categories: black african american, pain, race,
Form: Free verse
it’s scary to bloom in front of the world. Put me in a pot sectioned off from all the ‘isms’. I can’t wait to tiptoe into my beauty. Every aspirations accommodating sadness. Teaching sadness to smile....Read More
Categories: black african american, black love, growth,
Form: Free verse
Why should I
by and by
Give in to a little 'White Lie?'

400 years and counting
Yet deception, destruction and death surmounting 

From whips and chains
to covert stress and strain

Make believe or pretend
this macabre never seems to end

Like water flowing  from a...Read More
Categories: america, anger, black african american, cry, death,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Haiku 157
Once sure now so lost
Starch and blood we crave
Quickly to the grave...Read More
Categories: black african american, dark, death, drug, health,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member UNKNOWN
 Name unknown, yet we are....Read More
Categories: black african american, confidence, courage, discrimination, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FEAR
Fear erased us;
Knowledge will allow us to remember....Read More
Categories: africa, black african american, deep, encouraging, growth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wisdom of Age
Many longs years has he; this man.
He doesn't speak often.
Some listen, some turn away.
Walk away, you will be back.
His words are ageless;
children smile; knowing what he is saying.
Listen to this old gentleman;
he knows what he speaks;
past, present and future lives.
Knowing...Read More
Categories: africa, age, black african american, blessing, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member STRENGTH
Be amazed by your strength;
it was given to you before your name was spoken.
Your strength is adored upon you by many;
many who knew of your arrival.
They waited, patiently, knowing you are their merit.
Humble, mighty people who paved your way.
You stand...Read More
Categories: africa, black african american, celebration, confidence, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wipe Those Eyes
Waves of sorrow, bring me to my knees.
Get up! Your battle is won.
No more crying, wipe those eyes; 
see clearly, without tears.
The victory is yours, but why do you doubt;
did HE say so?
Wipe those eyes, so you can see;
all that...Read More
Categories: bible, black african american, celebration, confidence, faith,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member BLACK AND BLUE- -
 I am a Son of an African American
I run
my turmoils taints the history books
yet people give me evil looks
I run
I choose
Yet I am 
Black and blue, this is my physical hurt

Been given a name by my parents James
This is...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, appreciation, black african american, bullying,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Homage to Haiti
Homage to Haiti        

  Haiti,I've loved you in my heart
since I was a child
for you, I'd like to live a long time

your lilacs sing your joy,
your jasmines,your daisies,
your carnation perfume enchants
your visitors

Homage...Read More
Categories: appreciation, black african american,
Form: Personification

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