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Black African American Poems | Examples of Black African American Poetry

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Premium Member COLIN POWELL
First Black American Secretary of State, COLIN POWELL, (1937-2021) Served in the G. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter administrations, He said, “Success is the result of hard work…and learning from failure,” His hobby was restoring old...Read More
Categories: black african american,
Form: Epitaph



Burning Desires
With all of our desires, Why does our relationship seem? So, in and out, in and out, A wash basin kind of love, Sam Smith title, Fire on fire Will burn out like Lits candles...Read More
Categories: black african american, anger, anxiety, appreciation, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
MLK Way Today
As we look back on the path blazed by Jr MLK. Seeing the progress wondering what he’d say. The work has begun and the game changed. But there’s lots more minds to be rearranged. People...Read More
Categories: america, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SNOWBOUND PONDERING
White snow, furiously freely falling, carpeting the hued ground; A freezing allegory of racism and xenophobia that’s still around:- ...Read More
Categories: black african american, allegory, america, betrayal, black
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Beautiful Black Girl
Beautiful Black Girl Beautiful black girl your shade is divine, your silky lacquer skin looks so rich against mine. You are so beautiful, in time you will know it, you will be refined. I lived so...Read More
Categories: beauty, black african american,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A POETIC LITANY OF POEMS CELEBRATING MLK DAY
The Man…The Spirit His name was Dr. Martin Luther King; He was a peace-loving human being. HIM Preaching peace and love– A mountain top of a man:- Martin Luther King. THE HUMAN DOVE He came bearing a dream for humanity Teaching nonviolence, peace,...Read More
Categories: black african american, high
Form: Alliteration
Just as She Was - A tribute to Cicely Tyson
Just a wisp of a girl, dainty as a rose Dark as the color of bitter-sweet cocoa From her short hair to her perky nose A black queen from the Big Apple’s ghetto As a girl, she often sucked...Read More
Categories: black african american, celebrity,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member TO ACUTE AWARENESS
Let us not wallow in a quixotic stupor; Becoming their silly food-stamped serfs:- Maudlin beings drained of all our vigor— Doomed to old slave quarters berths. ...Read More
Categories: allegory, black african american,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A SIMPLE VIEW OF DEATH AND DUMBNESS
Death is not a due destination deserved; rather, it’s a God privilege that’s reserved. Yet, you yellow-bellied bigots feel frightfully free to stalk and murder us— Prey to be hung, shot, kneed, or by any means to stop the...Read More
Categories: black african american, death,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member OF CONTEMPLATIVE ESSENCE
As said by the wise ones, wisdom dwells In contemplation; there we must seek her. So it is with the musing mind; always seeking To nourish itself with seeds of guiding wisdom:- Thus, so it is and must always...Read More
Categories: black african american, allegory, analogy, black african
Form: Prose Poetry
The night I Died
Two shots in my back is what got me I never knew he had a gun, aint see it coming I hit the ground face first, and i heard running My back felt like fire oh it was...Read More
Categories: bible, black african american,
Form: Free verse
1959
A super seismic year Eargasmically one to revere Sweet pulsating sounds Bebop starting to slow down Yes! A new, a brand new, from an "OLD" A new form that is undefined but it feels good to the soul A new...Read More
Categories: black african american, appreciation, beautiful, birth, black
Form: Rhyme
YASA YAAM
Your a howling light A breath of inspiration Such a wondrous sight A miraculous creation Your conformity is right A beatific reputation An angel in flight My splendid salvation...Read More
Categories: black african american, africa, beauty, black african
Form: Acrostic
Boyhood Nostalgia
Waterfalls here and there sprout (A) From the bottom of the mountain (B) Monkeys and apes are gamboling (C) Comfortably, somewhere on the leafy soil (D) On trees top, snacking from the wild fruit (A) Gathered, seemed as they had...Read More
Categories: black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member INAUGURAL PRAYER FOR BARACK OBAMA
Dear Lord, as I sit here watching the Inauguration Of the 44th president Of the United States of America A black man, heaven sent. Thank you Lord for Barack Obama Michelle and the girls Thank you Lord for this man Who is...Read More
Categories: america, black african american,
Form: Rhyme

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