Discrimination Poems

Discrimination Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about discrimination. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for discrimination.

New Poems

by Michael R. Burch

The meter I had sought to find, perplexed,
was ripped from books of "verse" that read like prose.
I found it in sheet music, in long rows
of hologramic CDs, in sad wrecks
of long-forgotten volumes undisturbed
half-centuries by archivists, unscanned.
I read...Read More
Categories: discrimination, poetry,
Form: Sonnet

How Dare You
Who gave you the right to carry me in your belly for nine months, bring me into the world me you abused? Who?

Who gave you the right to open my door and want the world to explore? Who?

You think you...Read More
Categories: anger, angst, child abuse, discrimination, growing up,
Form: Dramatic Verse
be cause
the murder
above my
head is

i know
they fly
and land
and fly away

to land
out of sight out
of mind but once a

poetic bird
watcher watched
them become leaves
on a long bare autumn tree

bare for
all had left
before there
we're talkies and

was yin and
yang with no

in their
they became
light like a...Read More
Categories: discrimination, muse,
Form: I do not know?
A Statistic
A Statistic

Sometimes I feel tired of being in my own skin....feeling overwhelmed with sin that’s not my own...sorrow overbearing with thoughts of black teenagers that will never be grown...men, and woman dying as children...because they were shot by cops that...Read More
Categories: color, deep, discrimination,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

What a matter of pity!
brain activity
what kind of duty! its 

It's a matter of sympathy
need empathy
No no! it's not a matter of
traditional treatment
Be a refugee in

only they.............
Whether today is yesterday of tomorrow 
their bone marrow, can say
Tuesday or Monday...Read More
Categories: discrimination,
Form: Verse

Justice can be very unfair you see
That affects you as well as me

Justice you say is guilty as charge,that is not always the case
Sometimes it is in the color of skin and your race

Justice seems to my status I hold...Read More
Categories: america, analogy, anger, discrimination, emotions, integrity, people,
Form: Acrostic
A Diamond
You only notice the sparkle--
The way she became shinier. 
Have you ever wondered
How she was able to shimmer?
This precious gem
Was once a black carbon
Turned into a worthy emblem....Read More
Categories: beautiful, discrimination,
Form: Free verse

Discriminating facts of a pundit clan
Soliciting for righteousness with a tainted garment
Days are aids, but couldn’t travel
Your table would have been filled with guilt

Men desired to be classed I certain class
Wanting to ride on the wind of pride
Manner...Read More
Categories: discrimination,
Form: Ode
My cry
I can't imagine the cry ranged from my eyes
Sweeping the floor like a flood.
This non can imagine to be our lot.
Despite all hands on deck for success to make

Non can tell of how fate has thus loots us
Adiye nlagun, iyere...Read More
Categories: abuse, africa, betrayal, corruption, discrimination, graduate, graduation,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Recognizing Desires
Recognizing desires

All of our desires spring
From Happiness shaded by
Something seemingly separate..
Most of our lives are spent
Looking for..or losing 
That something..
Until that moment when we
Recognize that Happiness
Is never lost but awaits our
Lifting the shade...
...Read More
Categories: appreciation, discrimination, spiritual,
Form: Blank verse
Alms For The Poor
Welfare's up to politicians.
Poverty to judges.
Sickness comes from being neglected-
Lawlessness for grudges.
...Read More
Categories: analogy, corruption, discrimination, poverty,
Form: Quatrain
Beautiful Chaos
Doesn't she look beautiful? 
With blood cracking on her lips,
While crystals flow as she weeps
Brightly leaving traces on her scrawny cheeks, 
Eyes puffed-- lack of sleep for a week
Isn't she ravishingly adorned? 
With apparent rope marks on her delicate nape,...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, conflict, depression, discrimination,
Form: Rhyme
When Shall We See Tomorrow
History is the mirror through which we see tomorrow. 
She is the apartheid portrait and silhouette of liberty in Port Elizabeth.
In Cairo, the pyramids would show you her hidden hollows.
Through the Niger River, she led Frederik Lugard to Lagos. 
She...Read More
Categories: africa, allusion, anger, corruption, depression, discrimination, political,
Form: Epic
The Parvenu
Listen up lowlife, I make greatness look trite,
Arrogance is so far below me, I’m way out of sight,
The whole world is something, stuck to my shoe,
Never wear mainstream, only designer brand new. 

Could not care less, weather you live or...Read More
Categories: change, discrimination, feelings, judgement, people, social, truth,
Form: Couplet
A Street Dark And Desolate

Late last night, 
A wrong turn
Took me to a street,
Dark and desolate;
Upon hearing my footfalls
No dog barked,
No rat scraped,
No one stirred,
The quiet hurt me.
I called out my name 
Announcing my arrival,
There was no response,
Only the ticking 
Of a clock 
At...Read More
Categories: discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member INSULT--
scornful,  abusive
you speak,  treat with disrespect 
giving cause offense

rude cause of my face
called me names, other than James
defame militate

it’s cause my skin brown
bad-mouth cast aspersions on
this went on and on 

nineteen seventy
disparage, jailed in small town
cause my step-brother

tried...Read More
Categories: analogy, conflict, discrimination, how i feel,
Form: Haiku
If A Souper Slander My Name
all you write about is them happy old days 
before hair wore thin turned white from grey 
rumour has it bad mouthing my name 
wise men stay away while you complain. 

what is it you don’t like 
how I talk...Read More
Categories: discrimination, anti bullying, character, confidence, corruption, courage, crazy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bloodlust

The allure of her was strong and enticing.  As he stealthily stalked her, he could feel the appetency rising heavily in his mind creating thoughts he could not assuage.  He quickly crossed the street and...Read More
Categories: abuse, anger, bullying, discrimination, evil, pain, violence,
Form: Free verse
Let Us Rub Out The War Words
we are human
on this earth, we are civilized animals

first world, second world, third world
we all are now on the queue of civilization

first and second world war
now in our remembrance;
grievance in our sensitive trance

yet we are on the forward march of...Read More
Categories: discrimination, humanity, peace, world,
Form: Free verse
The dying day lies beautiful in the tender glow of the evening,
Her skin is black and glows with angelic beauty,
But a glacial pang of pain like the stab of a dagger of ice frozen from a poisoned well leaves her...Read More
Categories: discrimination, africa, anger, death,
Form: Free verse
Gay Today
I come out gay today.
What has taken me so long?
It is my fear of what some would say,
Now I feel free as a birdsong.
Many years living astray,
My true self was all wrong.
My happiness has had to pay,
Time to stand up...Read More
Categories: celebration, discrimination, i am, i love you,
Form: Free verse
The better world
“Better World”

I am sharp and I boiling in anger like burning lava
I will break and crush the corruption and injustice;
That rooted in the society
And making the people foolish and
Tie tie fish.

I am dreadful; I am huge and hungry in blood
I...Read More
Categories: discrimination, anger,
Form: Free verse
No apology
It’s funny how everyone who claims to love me
ends up leaving.

The man I used to be is dead.
He died when love buried my soul.

I guess I should be used
to the silence.

Maybe I’ve used the word ‘autism’ too many times
to justify...Read More
Categories: betrayal, discrimination, hurt, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wha Hoo
Wha Hoo!

My grandmother was a quiet woman. 
She was not the kind, to go out often. 
A church picnic, and or a family gathering, 
All were just fine. 

Yet, her calm demure could be disturbed. 
Not easily mind you. 
It...Read More
Categories: anti bullying, discrimination, dream, grandfather, homework, howl,
Form: Narrative
Hate Is Not A Pretty Thing
H ate is not a pretty thing
A ll who hate miss many joys
T hrills with friends, elated songs that ring
E ven their children caring, sharing toys.

I n some places throughout this world
S ad are little boys and girls.

N o one...Read More
Categories: discrimination, hate, people, poems, poetry, prejudice, racism,
Form: Acrostic