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Black African American Prose Poems

These Black African American Prose poems are examples of poetry about Black African American Prose. These are the best examples of Prose Black African American poems written by international poets.


Rhetorics On The Nigerian Church
A billion dollar structure to worship
An invisible God.
Why there are a billion persons 
Who go to bed hungry.
This God in whose image we were all...

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Categories: prose, abuse, allusion, april, art,



HIS MASTER'S VOICE
Pray,
If you should tell
All that you have bottled up
Who will you tell?
Who will believe you?
Stories of swollen head, slit lip
Blood, brimstone and bonfires 
Laboriously ignited...

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Categories: prose, anti bullying, black african

BEFORE THEY SILENCE MY VOICE
Before they silence my voice
Under jackboots and bone crushing dogs
I must set fort before dusk
As I am shielded 
By his gore
And crafted like Daniel
In the...

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Categories: prose, black african american, bullying,

SWEET MOTHER
My seasoned Iroko
The Olumo rock
Of my spine
The one who climbs
Mount Kilimanjaro 
With one step
I salute you

Mother,
Whose face is crisper 
Than,
 Bright, black stars, gold
And,
Precious diamonds...

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Categories: africa, black african american,

Premium Member An Allegory To Free At Last

An anchored statue
can no longer be a metaphor
for liberty;
like-wise neither can unbalanced scales
be a matching simile for justice—
and a cracked bell
whose sound has been eviscerated
will...

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Categories: prose, allegory, analogy, black african

Premium Member A Change Is Going To Come

Like the dawning sun
Our liberty is coming soon
The light of the full moon
Reflecting the journey

In circadian rhythm
The seasons come and go
As the laws of nature
Give...

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Categories: prose, america, black african american,

NOW NOW NOW
open it  for us
stop the race stuff
 or hand cuff
or beat  down 
there so much around
give it up 
NOW NOW NOW
...

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Categories: prose, adventure, black african american,



Escape Plan
Slaves could not devise an escape plan until their thinking arrived in a free state of mind. Couldn't begin to break free from bondage that...

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Categories: black african american, slavery,

Precipice
Perched on the precipice of my newest adventure, I felt heat from glares: insecure cohorts. Was it my height? Did I look like I didn’t...

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Categories: allah, america, anxiety, black

LETS WORK TOGETHER
we should all as gods child
do it with a smile
hold hands
be  a  band
together stand make plans
not about race or corlor
its helping others
so the...

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Categories: prose, abuse, black african american,

Sun Dripped
Tough position to be in
Wanting to claim European
Knowing something
 darker lies within
Something more natural
Light refraction
Melanin, Godly action
Borderline casual
foot stomping, dust rising
Serengeti surprising
ancestral awakening
First man's first...

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Categories: prose, black african american,

Premium Member Charcoal Memories

Black as the night
my sable soul sings songs
of Nubian ancestors
sleeping behind closed eyes
in the depths of the inner sanctum
of the womb of mind—silhouettes of beings
peeking...

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Categories: prose, allegory, analogy, beauty, black

Premium Member When Deferred Dreams Become Blurred Visions

(Apropos of Hughes’s Proverbial Question)

What happens when rotten strange fruit…
Hanging from trees of auction block wood
Become stinking pieces of black flesh…dried blood
Putrefying in murderous streets…?

When...

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Categories: prose, allegory, black african american,

Premium Member Heirs Of The Struggle

Paradoxically, slavery showed equanimity—
Its suffering displayed no discrimination;
We all shared equally, its debilitation,
And were equally denied any sympathy
Over the Middle Passage odyssey;

Black men were prized;...

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Categories: prose, africa, black african american,

Premium Member It Is In Remembering That Purpose Is Found

Herein is the beauty of the ancestors:
They are the infinite energy
And running waters of our lives—
Sustaining and keeping us; filling our pockets
Heavy with stones of...

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Categories: prose, allegory, black african american,

Premium Member Holiday Mercy

Easter and Remembering King
Are both gone—Today
Another child is shot in the back.
A mother plays his last message
By phone—Another son murdered
For being black.
...

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Categories: prose, america, angst, black african

Premium Member HOW ODD

Partnering with death, poverty
Of hunger and homelessness
Seek the equality of all—Vowing 
Never to discriminate;

But their perpetrators
Continue to control the odds
Favoring a hued majority;

A hued majority...

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Categories: prose, black african american, conflict,

Premium Member The Cause
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Categories: prose, allegory, analogy, black african

Wakanda
WAKANDA…
naw America! Armed with a cellphone or a knock off CD
License to carry…
Don’t shoot just showing you my ID
"He's got a gun…"
22 shots fired both...

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Categories: abuse, africa, america, betrayal,

Black and White Affair
With so many black and white
divisions, how many of us are willing to take a photo with someone of other?
The majority will raise their hands,...

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© TS Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: black african american, inspirational,


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