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Black Family Poems

These Black Family poems are examples of Family poems about Black. These are the best examples of Family Black poems written by international poets.

buying a car
Buying a car

I have read and published some of my old poems
what I write these days is more about the everyday
Gone has the mermaid in...

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© jan hansen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beauty, birth, cinderella, family,

Black, bare in despair 
alone to nowhere 
On a corner crossroads to everywhere
Sits a house half-forgotten 
a house full of itself and memories
Dark and...

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Categories: family, abuse, allegory, art, bereavement,

The Dark Night of the Soul
is when she sits in isolation
in her bedroom because her physical body is a biological threat
to her family.

Her baby who...

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© Mel Brake  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety, dark, death, family,

Premium Member A dream of a rainbow coloured Family
A dream of a rainbow coloured Family

In the ocean there is a raging storm 
And a lot of boats 
With rudders that are shattered,
Compasses lost,...

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Categories: family, anger, conflict, humanity, inspiration,

The Ancestor's breath
Bones unearthed so roads may go places
Our people were not permitted to know,
Rise up, open up, open up,
The medicine is in the land,
Is in the...

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Categories: black african american, family,

Premium Member Play Possum
We were very young,                     ...

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Categories: family, angel, death, food, happy,

You're Not A Community, Part I
You hear it all the time these days,
people talk of communities,
but then when you heard what they say
you can’t help but think it’s funny,
they don’t...

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Categories: community, confusion, family, friend,

My Kryptonite
Shyness, more than usual, had been my core kryptonite!
Innocent me! Like a panda bear, in my boyhood! Bright!
Girlish, the grown-ups crowned me! An inauspicious floret!

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Categories: addiction, childhood, family, life,

Oh, I have forgotten 
The smell of my mother 
She has risen after her 39 years of life 
I wondered if I ever told her...

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Categories: analogy, bereavement, childhood, family,

Like a bruise melting from blue to black, grief shows up slowly,
Appearing in the steam of coffee once shared, a laugh similar,
Yet as scabs heal...

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Categories: family, analogy,

Premium Member Ed Gerellenpoe Was No Fool
“Gerellenpoe’s Department Store” - Cincinnatti’s largest and most prestigious ‘five-n-dime’ in 1883 - 
Carried almost everything a human being could want - and if you’d...

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Categories: family, mom,

Premium Member POWERFUL
You are powerful, I see it in your walk, puissance;
proud and strong as the mighty oak.
Your words speak with the strength of our people;
your shoulders...

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Categories: family, appreciation, black african american,

Premium Member Lonely
She sits by the window watching a big black crow,            as she is looking out over the fields of snow. ...

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Categories: family, day, joy, old, snow,


The memory of the lost ring,
Arise the heaven blue to sing,
"Focusing the right cling'
Can straight your ring wing.

On the movement of dark ark,
Allow mammoth of...

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Categories: 7th grade, celebration, family,

One Family
One day in central Africa a long time yonder
A woman and her family started to wander
Away from their home lands
Wanting a better life was in...

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Categories: family, africa, life, remember,