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Prejudice Poems

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bigotry, discrimination, race, racism, sexism, aparthied, injustice

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The Souk And The Crook


On thursdays, the market place is full
Hustle and bustles' ripe time to rule
A helter skelter trade at rush hour
A busy hive raging with actions' power


From every spot, rise screams and yell
Rise auctions echoes about...Read More
Categories: life, pollution, prejudice, society, urban,
Form: Rhyme



Papa's condemnation of prejudice
Papa's condemnation of prejudice...

and subsequent grim statistic one
(among millions, or more)
tragedy with feted kiss
Yarraka Bayles darling son
hoop fully experiences bliss,
yet more vehement rage
against machinations (think 

with little effort cruel humans)
trumpets, tools, thrives...
wreaking psychological havoc -
case in point yours truly
wrenched, screwed,...Read More
Categories: prejudice, 11th grade, 12th grade, cry, funeral, mother
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Stripped Down
War
without
emotive stimulation,
minus rhetoric,
devoid of prejudice,
with no religious support,
so important in some cases,
would inevitably be labelled
murder, bloody murder, murder most foul....Read More
Categories: prejudice, emotions, hyperbole, religious, war,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member TASK MASTER-
task master
"you enslaved me sum of more than 300
three-hundred years
I love you
I love you I must

shipped me over in crowd ships, boats
chained me to my peers and host
yet...
I 
I love you, I love you I must

Took away my true name
my...Read More
Categories: allegory, analogy, discrimination, forgiveness, prejudice, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
a poem for society
roses are white
and although that’s a lie
color doesn’t change
the beauty inside...Read More
Categories: analogy, introspection, prejudice, roses are red, society,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Death Marches on as Life Merely Follows
Death is not cruel.
Its hands, untouched by prejudice,
Welcome each and all at the behest of Time.
For Time, Death's Companion, 
Compels us to accept Death's embrace,
And daily reminds us of its eventuality.
We may shout, cry, rebel, or simply turn away,
Believing that...Read More
Categories: prejudice, death, friendship, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Life
Scars won’t heal 
Love can’t solve inner lust with 
a prejudice heart 
Pain can only be solved by 
anomalous feeling 
Happiness won’t last without 
desire for one’s heart 
Sorrow only fills the void with 
unapt options with time 
Lust won’t...Read More
Categories: prejudice, allusion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pride and Prejudice: The Lacking Margins


Pride and Prejudice, a passionate novel by Jane Austen, published anonymously in three volumes in 1813. A masterpiece of English literature, composed with penetrating wittiness and exquisite character delineation, it concentrates on the tumultuous relationship amongst Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter...Read More
Categories: prejudice, marriage, meaningful, men, muse, sister,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Unfallen
An unending war against an unbeatable enemy,
A fight for all that’s been lost, a chance at renewal.
Warriors that scream defiance at the clouds,
Their veins coursing with desperation like flame.

Shame, desperation alone is not strong enough a steel,
And the remaining begin...Read More
Categories: prejudice, death, faith, hope, war,
Form: Free verse
Jonah A Whale Of A Tale
JONAH, A WHALE OF A TALE

I want to tell you a whale of a tale 
'Bout Jonah, a prophet of God
Who jumped on a boat and then set sail
Away from the path he had trod

It seems God had a task...Read More
Categories: prejudice, anger, boat, fish, god, heart, sea, storm,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The omniscient third person
You will shrug, leaving the talk
I will measure the mannerism,
Your prejudice, your reluctant mood
And then the omniscient third person
Will whisper,” Are you done, finally?”...Read More
Categories: prejudice, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member work sees you dead
A sign that casts the longest shadow
It reads works sets you free
Nether a politians  prejudice
or a capitalists pay packet 
these  will not set you free
The cremation chimmney 
will still burn bright 
Whether a life cut short 
by genocide...Read More
Categories: prejudice, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Enough to be Dangerous
Do you know the concern?
"S/he knows just enough
about a through z
to be dangerous."

I am uncomfortably familiar
with this analysis,
a weapon often wielded
from ivory towers
overly influenced by ideology
masquerading as theory
rooted in statistically measured experience,
severed from historical-cultural,
biological-neurological indigenous context.

Even so,
one feeling I am...Read More
Categories: anger, community, fear, integrity, love, prejudice, violence,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Why can't we just get along
        I
       am
       sad
      when
      folks'
     biases
...Read More
Categories: friendship, how i feel, prejudice,
Form: Free verse
Not Elves, Exactly
Not Elves, Exactly
by Michael R. Burch

Something there is that likes a wall,
that likes it spiked and likes it tall,

that likes its pikes’ sharp rows of teeth
and doesn’t mind its victims’ grief

(wherever they come from, far or wide)
as long as they...Read More
Categories: baby, child abuse, discrimination, mother, prejudice, race,
Form: Couplet
Defenses
Defenses
by Michael R. Burch

Beyond the silhouettes of trees
stark, naked and defenseless
there stand long rows of sentinels:
these pert white picket fences.

Now whom they guard and how they guard,
the good Lord only knows;
but savages would have to laugh
observing the tidy rows.

Keywords/Tags: Defense,...Read More
Categories: city, conflict, evil, fear, prejudice, race, violence,
Form: Quatrain
SOUTH AFRICA SINKS senryu20200124 Number3: IT POURS
after Mandela
nice laws - then Blacks play race card -
merit drowning with discards...Read More
Categories: prejudice, 6th grade, anti bullying, betrayal, black african
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Prejudice
Why are you prejudice
Why do you discriminate
Why do you hate
It's time for us to debate
Just you wait
I am about to alternate
The things that racism
Love to activate
Did you know it's wrong to hate
Don't even try to debate
Hate cannot educate all it...Read More
Categories: prejudice, anger, culture, hate, race, religion,
Form: Free verse
blurred vision
I may not fit perfection's flawless mould
But don't discard me with a fleeting glance,
Look past the superficial, take a chance
Remember all that glitters is not gold.


01/20/20


Arbitrium Divisa 6 Poetry Contest - sponsored by Gregory Barden

Taken from my poem - about-face...Read More
Categories: prejudice,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member YOU GOT TO COMFORTABLE-KEEP HANGING ON-
"You have air looks like  you got too comfortable  
You can walk you can sneeze
Achoo other sink bless you gesundheit
Let's not get too comfortable
Asleep Blinded by the Light you open your eyes 
And you see hatred you've gotten...Read More
Categories: prejudice, allusion, america, betrayal, conflict, discrimination,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Love Letter From The Soul XLIII
Modesty,

In the valley of life I S.O.A.K
mirrored
in your reflection of feel

resistance rests in the wilderness
but I will not buy her tricks

I am not long for this world
neither am I short
as the mouths of babes call for their supper

I hold the...Read More
Categories: prejudice, love,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Speak Up
speak up
life is not fair
women are discounted
not equal in so many ways
speak up


speak up
life is difficult
seasoned workers are invisible in the work place
ignored and bullied
speak up

speak up
life is hard
generalizing people by race, religion and political party
takes away their individuality 
speak...Read More
Categories: prejudice,
Form: Free verse
Intellectual AIDS
Academic Immune Deficiency,
the intellect under attack

Those powered to know, ivory towers enthroned,
dialectic—its meaning hijacked

(Bryn Mawr College: January, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Intellectual Snobbery
When I was in grade school
I was, already, 
on my leftbrain dominant path
toward acting the intellectual snob.

This, in large part
my best offense,
my trump card, sadly,
against marginalizing prejudice
of our community's non-farmer economic
and political Elite;

The few kids
whose parents went to college
and/or inherited...Read More
Categories: prejudice, appreciation, emotions, farm, gender, health, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member FOOTPRINTS AND SANDPIPERS
FOOTPRINTS AND SANDPIPERS

On a recent walk along the beach…where the ocean meets the land
what captured my attention were all the footprints in the sand.

We watched sandpipers darting to and fro 
tiptoeing between the water and the land
pursuing their next meal…leaving...Read More
Categories: prejudice, inspiration,
Form: Verse