Get Your Premium Membership

Immigration Poems

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

New Poems

Premium Member IMAGINATION AND MEMORY
I never know what will happen…what memories I’ll see
but I love when my imagination merges with my memory.

My memory picks a person…sometimes quite randomly
and my imagination sets that person…right in front of me.

It happened at the end of a morning...Read More
Categories: immigration, memory,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Reflection On An Aging Nomad
I finally finished retiring four years ago,
a process that started in my mid-fifties
due to late adopting kids with special needs,
including needs for me to be home
to personally walk them on,
harness them in,
and wheel them back off, their diverse buses
and robotic...Read More
Categories: immigration, age, health, integrity, relationship, religion, retirement, river,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Welcome
Welcome?

Send me your tired and poor
Says the lady with the lamp
A symbolic marker
Of where to come camp

Come to the land of the free
We have much to offer 
Can’t you see?
Stand in line 
For multiple freebies 

Don’t bother to work 
We...Read More
Categories: america, culture, freedom, immigration, people, philosophy, political,
Form: Free verse
The Mourning Mountains
The oppression echoes all around the valleys 
The injustice walks out all around the alleys 
Being born and brought up in Kashmir
I have seen a lot happening in Kashmir
The unidentified graves and those naives
The burning windows and all half-widows
The curfews,...Read More
Categories: immigration, bereavement, death of a friend, freedom, growing
Form: Concrete
WONDERFUL WRITER'S BLOCK from 20yrs ago
20 years ago, I attempted this "sonnet" (c) Deo

Ebullient, animated anticipation
That delicious delay as I await the words
Precious and precise cascades of persuasion
In reference, refrain, in resonance of records
I have waited weeks, fattening into a month
Although words come, I have...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, africa, bible, blessing, immigration, inspiration,
Form: Sonnet



Ones with no voice
Hands of broken people
Hands unstilled in darkness
Filled and grabbing 
Hands blind to the arc
With a past forgotten
In these hands
Are the ones with no voice





...Read More
Categories: hate, immigration, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In A spacecraft is no place like home-
There's no place like home
Wear with faded denim
Wilted Rose

Disadvantage displace
 polish Stone
Shadowed Safari oh no

There's no place like home
For he who rides the drones
Polished Amalgamated Steel flown

There's no place like home

12/19/19
Written by James Edward Lee Sr...Read More
Categories: adventure, allegory, immigration, introspection, science fiction,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IT's All Political
Here they come,
 not one by one
 but the majority out of reach
 doubting reasons to impeach.

It's okay to have a bully president
 tweeting nonsense, bias, wordings without precedent,
 stroke his ego, praise his fool hearty words
 watch the world...Read More
Categories: immigration, america, angst, political,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Repatriation
I am a sprite pixie lost in the vast plain of tomorrow

Plain simple and impish and easy to find in my sorrow

A true spirit I am adrift in a snow storm void of the needle 

To find my home at...Read More
Categories: immigration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We are The Face of America
This great land, a new chance
   A love affair, pure romance
Our hearts and minds open wide
   Purpose in our every stride

We are the face of America
   Immigrants from everywhere
Our shoulders strong, our workdays long...Read More
Categories: america, hope, immigration, pride, work,
Form: Rhyme
At the long run
At the Long run
We all started same time
But never finished same time
Some run faster
Some run so slow 
Some fainted at the way 
Some couldn't handle the race
At the long run

At the long run 
We started this journey together
We were tired...Read More
Categories: africa, confidence, courage, dedication, immigration, tribute,
Form: Epic
They Too, Were Dreamers
1886 
Frightened immigrants
holding hands

Spoke little English
two suitcases
strange tongues, smells
cornucopia of sounds
crowds, horses, wagons
tenement apartment
little heat

1909
Their own home
central heating
learned English
Model T Ford
business, savings
four children
daughter in college

Dauntless citizens
holding hands...Read More
Categories: america, immigration, strength,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Careless Thoughts
Careless Thoughts

Honest whispers, 
from somewhere unseen. 
Things we should not, 
dwell upon. 
Life's mistakes, 
sometimes, 
without…
“Do Overs”.

Punished in this world, 
saved in the next. 
God the only path, 
worth taking. 
The rest, 
the left behind…

Measured short by their own rulers....Read More
Categories: children, encouraging, environment, gender, god, immigration, political,
Form: Narrative
SLAUGHTER
When you have a gun and they don’t 
and you're  a cop, it takes a certain kind of heartless cowardice
to squeeze the trigger
it takes a certain type of racism only prevalent in racist countries

As citizens, we have to take...Read More
Categories: immigration, political, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 24 Days of Praise
24 Days of Praise

Thankful for the day, 
In every way, 
I bow my head, 
and bend my knee. 

My family is fed. 
No one is hungry. 
No one is terribly 
sick or ill. 
When there is, 
You send Your angels....Read More
Categories: allah, america, christian, courage, faith, heaven, immigration,
Form: Free verse
The Left Has Gone Insane - II
II.
A politician just said to her crowd
what need have we for a border?
It’s a good thing to help poor folks in need,
we should let them all come over.
Even thought cartels control who gets through,
and subject the women to rape,
then off...Read More
Categories: crazy, how i feel, immigration, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Numbers
Numbers

We strive to change our place in life, 
to keep up with our neighbors.
Why? Because we have been taught, it is expected. 
It is not. It is a lie. 

Happiness has no amount, if not bought with the price of...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, allah, confusion, depression, immigration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Acquiescence CA
When Alex was tasked to pen eight straight A’s for an animate cause

He adjusted the angle arched forth in awe and anticipated attunement 

Ached with attrition and attributed an array afore attaching amends

       ...Read More
Categories: immigration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Fashion Zebra
The Fashion Zebra

I am a flake. 
That is the term for people that do not follow through. 
It may not be fair. I have spent my whole life avoiding the title. 
I crossed every tee, dotted all the eyes… 
and...Read More
Categories: immigration, freedom, funny, inspirational, love, mental illness, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The New Preacher
The New Preacher, 
“Hear My Words”

Are you listening. 
I am saying things very clearly. 
You need to keep trying. 
Are you talking to me?
Am I talking to you? 
Are you answering? 
Yes… Yes… You are!

I see that now. 
I did...Read More
Categories: immigration, courage, dance, god, hope, i love you,
Form: Narrative
THOSE WHO CROSS BORDERS
those who cross borders
above or below the radar gaze
connecting here to there
reminding us of all-ness
bind the planet's wounds
with footstep stitches
scars of wars, past & present
tears wash ashore
hands begging to be held
a little human kindness
calls out for respite
relief from dread
the poverty...Read More
Categories: america, immigration, planet, world,
Form: Free verse
REGARDING LAWS TO DETER, DETAIN, DEPORT
kindness is adrift
in our world
seeking refuge
from blindness deafness
the color of skin
race religion language style
equator lands yield darker skin
protected from sun's rays
why must one bow to polar types
with ice-tinted skin
let us skin the Earth
take her pulse
expose her crystal core
for she is...Read More
Categories: immigration, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Garden at Grandma's
The Garden at Grandma’s

The house is quiet, the chores are all done. 
We have gathered in the place out back. 
There is pit for a small fire, a place to sit around. 
Chairs of various sizes, arranged not by size,...Read More
Categories: immigration, angel, cute, grandson, hope, i love you,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be too. 

Fairy tales they fill us up as kids. 
Happy endings and forever’s, that have...Read More
Categories: immigration, 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero, high
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dark Times
Dark Times

Times we celebrate, to be who we are not. 
Bleak times, diseased remembrances. 
Why?
You know.
You know because deep inside…

You have hid under a blanket as a kid, 
and walked quietly down the hall, later on.
Tried not to be seen,...Read More
Categories: immigration, 12th grade, angel, appreciation, celebration, dance, green,
Form: Narrative