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Black African American Poems | Examples of Black African American Poetry

Black African American Poems. Below are examples of poems about black african americans. This list of black african american poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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.

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List of Black African American Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
AFRICANA Speare Earth Poetry Didactic africa, black african american,
Hold on BRIAN HUGGINS Blank verse allegory, black african american,
I love AFRICANAMERICAN Christian Culture: Forgiving slaveholders and Tyrants Anil Deo Verse black african american, africa, bible, black african
TOday stanley linzer ABC black african american, africa, art, black african
Silver And Gold Julius Lawrence Verse black african american, analogy, appreciation, beautiful, bible,
Synagogue Of Satan edward johnson Free verse black african american, america, bible, black african
MISEDUCATION edward johnson Free verse africa, black african american,
LETS WORK TOGETHER kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry abuse, black african american,
Vanity Christen Foster Free verse black african american, growing
WORST OF THE WORST Allan Terry Ballad black african american, abortion, adventure, america, black

GHOST OF EMMITT TILL SPEAKS
by Jack Peachum
d. Aug. 28, 1955

My name is Emmett Till—and, no, I will not go away—I will not!
It was long ago and far away— but not so...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, death,

He Lives, He Learns
by Marcus Lattimore
Dysfunction is normal, equate it to a civil war
 Maternal figure playing both; providing all she can
 Subconsciously searching for some type of mentor ...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, abuse, addiction, black african

Love Like A Rose
by Mel Brake
Love is like a rose
Like the fibonacci frequency
Perfect geometry in all its curved lines

Love is like a rose
Like the shape of the heart
Filled with satisfaction...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, black african american,

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Amazing Grace A Sparrow Died Today An Angel Unfolded Their Wings Sings
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Amazing Grace A Sparrow Died Today An Angel Unfolded Their Wings Sings   Aretha Louise Franklin  

A sparrow died today
An angel unfolded their wings
Break...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, appreciation, bereavement, black african

JAMIEN
by dewayne coleman
I wish i could be there
To watch you grow and grow
I wish i could be the man
The man you need to know
I wish i had...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, father,

Michael
by dewayne coleman
I fear the demon inside
The demon inside of me
I can hear him clawing away inside
Longing to be free
He's broken free a time or two
But ive...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, black african american,

Ouroboros
by Angelo Pierre louis
The oppressed inherits the mind of the oppressor.

The victim inherits the pain of the aggressor.

The student inherits the knowledge of it’s professor.
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, abuse, analogy, anger, angst,

47 jump
by Leo Mbalamana
I’m always on course 
Living life with no remorse 
Life is like a push and pull force
You only get back what you toss
Proud to be...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: africa, black african american,

Loving Coincidences
by Anil Deo

Prayer poems of peace
Bore fruit this weekend - two times -
Washington and Charlottesville:
Peace showed greater heart ...
Nine-Eleven was birthday
I stopped. Mature joy returns
...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, america, august, birthday, black

Sun Dripped
by TS Lewis
Tough position to be in
Wanting to claim European
Knowing something
 darker lies within
Something more natural
Light refraction
Melanin, Godly action
Borderline casual
foot stomping, dust rising
Serengeti surprising
ancestral awakening
First man's first...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american,

the song tress love
by Allan Terry
* the story of Antogo, was written in 1898, by a less famous author
by the name of Altourgum or Aultourgium, the Novus, said to have
been...

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Ballade | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, adventure, america, appreciation, black

Tree Ring Circus
by Rico Leffanta
Donald Trump was as stumped as a man can be
"How could LeBron James be anything like me?"
A wise old owl
Commenced to howl
"Quite different branches grow...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, culture,

Darkness Engulf the Room
by Annie Lander
My Narrative Reportage for 8/8/2018

Darkness engulf the room, in my dream,
The summer knaves logo theme, heats the city
like rows of open pizza ovens:
and Just in...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, appreciation, art, august, black

The way opf Life corrected
by Felicia Jefferson-Weaver- Jefferson
The Way of Life To my Son 

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In the path of life sometimes you can get thrown off the path...

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Shape | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, 8th grade, abuse, atheist,

Who you are is who you are
by Felicia Jefferson-Weaver- Jefferson
            Who you are is who you are!


Who you are is who you are...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, 12th grade, abortion, atheist,

Time Uproot The Rocks
by Annie Lander
Home is the word we love to hear:
The dreams are never over,
They are always a break through: after the tears:
An x is lodge in our...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, america, angst, black african

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Poor Sam Hose
by Jeff Martin
Poor Sam Hose was tied to tree
Soaked in kerosene, lit a thousand degrees
His flesh roasting, the mob sliced off pieces
Laughing at his screams for mercy...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, evil,

CURIOSITY
by Ogaga Eruteya
A fascinating reality
my soul seems to dig up
from the valley of the desire to know – 
The obsession of inquisitiveness:
How that all things are segregated
by...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, black african american,

100 Degrees
by Sofia Rapisarda
I couldn’t bend my knee 100 degrees today at Therapy

It’s been a month since surgery and I still can’t get it to bend 

10 

more...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, black african american,

Remember the dream
by Taylor Holiday
“America is a melting pot”,
at least that’s what we thought.
Now, don’t try to be like, look like
anything that you’re not.

I’m white like Obama and
I’m black...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black african american, america, anti bullying, black