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Mississippi Poems - Poems about Mississippi

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Premium Member Medgar Evers Of Mississippi
...He was born July 2 1925, son of James and Jesse Evers, Medgar Evers of Mississippi, World War II veteran, fought in the Battle of Normandy, June 1944, with his soldier brothers of same a......Read More
Categories: mississippi, family, hero, husband, leadership,
Form: Bio



Premium Member I can't breathe
...rs you gave me I weep the blisters in slaves I can’t breathe……. Get your knees off my freedom……. Labor was the Mississippi River Ignorance of the gun filled the water I can’t breathe……. Get your knees off my legs……. Under t......Read More
Categories: mississippi, black african american, education,
Form: Free verse
I CAN'T BREATHE
...mbling flesh, a failing heart and a spirit drifting from the hands of life. Come one!! , come all!! To the bank of Mississippi. For the river has puked another soul. Come oh!. Gather round Minneapolis, run to the shores of minnesota......Read More
Categories: mississippi, anti bullying, black african
Form: Free verse
To Escape Inequity
...In the years of nineteen-hundred and sixties in palm of muggy Mississippi Delta we would walk around in thick & bitter air, we would hide in denial’s shadow too witness lai......Read More
Categories: mississippi, america, anxiety, black african
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Man, Mule, And Mouse
...ever, such an achievement will never erase my memory of the most beautiful sight in those long-ago cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. It was there that I beheld the orchestrated ensemble of man and mule operating at their finest. Post......Read More
Categories: mississippi, america, childhood, farm,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Americans Do Not Take Direction Well
...nd who refuses to be sequestered. It is a wagon full of toilet paper and the last hand sanitizer on this side of the Mississippi. ......Read More
Categories: mississippi, health,
Form: Prose Poetry
United State of Denial
...lls placebo smile at the syringe sound of the Maine coast death knells While El Presidente only coin care to Mississippi make-believe see Missouri monetary glad tidings Toot the little horn of confusion, please ... ‘cause To......Read More
Categories: mississippi, america, death, leadership, sick,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Interdependence
...because of self and greed with little consideration that we need unity. I shall remind you of the great and the mighty Mississippi River. It is only thus because of the many tributaries that flow into it. It is fed by the great westwar......Read More
Categories: mississippi, appreciation, christian, family, self,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The River
...print toward empty shoes, sunken slippers, pumps, loafers and boots dropped somewhere between Pittsburg and the Mississippi yet still moving along. ......Read More
Categories: mississippi, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Shallow Creek to Nowhere
...its muddy banks is called, Silver Water Creek. On my bookshelf, between Twain’s, Huck’ Finn and ‘Life on the Mississippi’, are several stones plucked from its narrow waters. They are flat and smooth, but can be read. ......Read More
Categories: mississippi, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Boat Ride
... We went on a boat ride on the Ohio. The river boat paddled almost to the Mississippi then it turned ever so slowly into the night. The dark steps of the waves drowned our words. We eaves......Read More
Categories: mississippi, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Poor Slave
...on Cotton picking corn husk fingers Brother of the necklace rope Swinging from the Joshua tree Tennessee , Mississippi , Louisville Sweet home Alabama In Birmingham they sure do love the governors ......Read More
Categories: mississippi, slam,
Form: Free verse
Roasted Faraway, for Pius Adesanmi
...By Izunna Okafor Beyond the shrubs of Sahara  Lifted a munt of brainy bond  Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts Across the bridge of a foreign land Hovered a book ......Read More
Categories: mississippi, africa, death, life, tribute,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Shanty Town Sheila
...ived in a shanty shack for quite a while But her shanty man never did truly smile So she moved on to a shanty boat Mississippi living easy as a float Sheila took a job in a shanty band Made money when they reached dry land Soon di......Read More
Categories: mississippi, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Free Bird's last flight
...ied October 20, 1977 on a chartered Convair CV-240 bound for Baton Rouge, Louisiana, five miles northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi. ......Read More
Categories: mississippi, farewell, memorial, song, tribute,
Form: List

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