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Black African American Poems | Examples of Black African American Poetry

Black African American Poems - Examples of all types of black african american poetry to share and read. This list of black african american poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous 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.
What is Black Beauty?
"What is Black Beauty?" " I asked myself what is Black Beauty? when looking at myself in the mirror." ...Read the rest...
Categories: beauty, black african american,
Form: I do not know?



What is Black Beauty?
"What is Black Beauty?" " I asked myself what is Black Beauty? when looking at myself in the mirror." ...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, africa, america, beauty, black
Form: I do not know?
Chains
Wearing bonds invisible Yet indestructible. Find them. Free them. Bring them home. Traffick, pimp, and whore, And some are just next door. Find them. Free them. Bring them home. Some talk of peculiar institutions, Others speak of restitutions. Find them. Free them. Bring them home. Slavery is alive and well...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Lost and Black
A black girl lost in the world, Feeling like she doesn't belong, Her skin is a shade that stands out, In a society that tells her she's wrong. She walks the streets with a heavy...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, adventure, africa, anxiety, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Love Letter of Summer
By Cherbo Geeplay Summer is yet to come and may never come. She's stirring in an August noon, sitting on the long plateaus of these fields so far from our grasp. The rice ...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, black african american,
Form: Elegy



Beg for Love
By Cherbo Geeplay “Don’t die,” his mother cried by his hospital bed, weeping. “I will be fine,” he managed to mutter under thick breath, the...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, class,
Form: Free verse
On My Journey To Find Me
On My Journey To Find Me Soulful eyes, Rich with stories untold A heritage of strength and a heart of gold Late 30’s A prime of life’s unfold A decade of wisdom, earned through trials bold My skin a canvas of...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, age, appreciation, black african
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let's Be Human
Let’s be human Let’s be men and women Let’s be humane Let’s be absolutely sane Let’s not be black Let’s not be white Let’s be just, fair and right Let’s go back Let’s return to Alkebulan So all can head to Heaven Let’s go back...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, africa, allah, bible, black
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wet Nurse
Women who worked as Enslaved wet nurse Treated like cattle often worse Never allowed to eat well Unfortunately her body breast swell Raped in spirit, mind, and body Suckling masters infant Even before her own baby ...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, abuse, america, baby, black
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member From Palimpsest to Glory: The Music of Florence Price
In Ouachita's murmurs, where pine needles sigh, I trace the mountains' ancient, weathered crown. Silvered river forgotten secrets float by, And fills my heart, a sonorous chamber now. A flame ignites, dispelling shadows deep, A beacon for lost souls on...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, courage,
Form: Narrative
Skin
As I stand in the shower washing my coily hair, seeing my brown skin, I think of how unheard of this simple task must have been, to my ancestors, my kin How they probably couldn’t shower...Read the rest...
Categories: america, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Runaways
Reluctant to be a child Unsupervised in the wild Never dreamed of trafficking All the screams inside happening Wide eyed and busy tail All points bulletin for sale Youth is lost sold to a John Simple teen years now gone...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, abuse, america, angst, betrayal,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The Laureate
I remember sitting among the poets in this place of arts Where curved brushes painted blushes of artists open hearts Our art could be confined to paper, but really it was meant to fly Like a caged bird...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
QUESTION FOR A SLAVE
Do you want to go to Heaven Do I have to Work No Yes I want to go to Heaven Thank you, LORD...Read the rest...
Categories: africa, black african american,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black Is Not Wack
In a world where the color black is often misunderstood, Let's shed some light on what's truly good. Black Friday sales, a shopper's delight, Financial success on the bottom line, shines bright. Luxury cars and sleek limousines, easily attract,...Read the rest...
Categories: black african american, care,
Form: Rhyme

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